"Nobody is interested in translating Bangla literature…I firmly believe that it is essential for our literature to be recognized worldwide because it has all the potentials that a national literature should have. I also believe that Bangla is not only one of the main languages of the world, it is also one of the best. But, unfortunately, since we could not establish colonies all over the world to make people from other countries dependent on us, nobody cares about our literature!"
Hasan Azizul Haque on translating Bangla literature. (via thefictionists)