No children's hour at book fair

  • Underprivileged children roam around the book fair venue at Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan premises in Dhaka. Some of them sell flowers or beg for money. Three of them, Jiniya, Mishu and Surma, found a book abandoned at the venue. A visitor, Parvez Mosharraf, is reading it out to them. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Underprivileged children roam around the book fair venue at Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan premises in Dhaka. Some of them sell flowers or beg for money. Three of them, Jiniya, Mishu and Surma, found a book abandoned at the venue. A visitor, Parvez Mosharraf, is reading it out to them. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Adar, a kid identified by her single name, browses through an English alphabet book at a stall at the Ekushey Book Fair on Friday, Feb 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Adar, a kid identified by her single name, browses through an English alphabet book at a stall at the Ekushey Book Fair on Friday, Feb 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Twin sisters, Samia and Lamia, have come to the book fair in identical dresses on Friday, Feb 18, 2022. They are browsing through books at a stall. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Twin sisters, Samia and Lamia, have come to the book fair in identical dresses on Friday, Feb 18, 2022. They are browsing through books at a stall. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Children accompanied by their parents throng the book fair and visit different stalls on Friday, Feb 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Children accompanied by their parents throng the book fair and visit different stalls on Friday, Feb 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A child visits a stall at the Ekushey Book Fair on Friday, Feb 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A child visits a stall at the Ekushey Book Fair on Friday, Feb 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A child, accompanied by her mother, browses a book at a stall at the Ekushey Book Fair on Friday, Feb 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A child, accompanied by her mother, browses a book at a stall at the Ekushey Book Fair on Friday, Feb 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Twin sisters, Samia and Lamia, have come to the book fair in identical dresses on Friday, Feb 18, 2022. They are browsing through books at a stall. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Twin sisters, Samia and Lamia, have come to the book fair in identical dresses on Friday, Feb 18, 2022. They are browsing through books at a stall. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People traditionally played characters portrayed in the children’s books at the fair venue as part of the special events organised for children. The scene is different this year but children are happy to meet Potato, a character played by a person from a children’s book, in front of a stall at the Ekushey Book Fair on Friday, Feb 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People traditionally played characters portrayed in the children’s books at the fair venue as part of the special events organised for children. The scene is different this year but children are happy to meet Potato, a character played by a person from a children’s book, in front of a stall at the Ekushey Book Fair on Friday, Feb 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Children accompanied by their parents visit the Ekushey Book Fair on Friday, Feb 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Children accompanied by their parents visit the Ekushey Book Fair on Friday, Feb 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Children accompanied by their parents throng the book fair after the gates opened at 11 am on Friday, Feb 18, 2022, even though there were no special visiting hours for children this year. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Children accompanied by their parents throng the book fair after the gates opened at 11 am on Friday, Feb 18, 2022, even though there were no special visiting hours for children this year. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi