STAR - Sylheti Translation And Research

Welcome to Sylheti Translation And Research's website!


We are a research organisation based in London dedicated to studying folk literature from the Sylhet region of Bangladesh. STAR aims to collect and preserve for future generations the folk literature of Sylhet and make it as widely available as possible to the people of Sylhet and their friends.

This folk literature covers a huge range of material - from books known as 'puthis' written in Sylhet's own Siloti Nagri alphabet, to songs and dramas collected from audio and video recordings.

We have included a few samples of Sylheti literature showing the original written or printed page and a transcription in Siloti Nagri, Bengali and Roman type with English translation.

You can read a history of Printed Sylheti and download the Siloti Nagri Font which we have developed.

STAR seeks to relate to and cooperate with others who share the same concerns. We also aim to promote Sylheti literacy, so that as many people as possible can enjoy Sylheti folk literature in its original form.

Don't forget to check out our publications so far, under Books from STAR.

Finally, we need your feedback and suggestions! Contact us and let us know of your interest.

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