ISBN: 978 984 05 17909

Cover Type: HB

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Vintage Short Fiction from Bangladesh

By Sagar Chaudhury (Translator)

Publisher(s): The University Press Limited (UPL)   

First Published: 2008 No. of Pages: 152 Weight (kg): 0.5

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The thirteen stories in this collection span a period of nearly thirty years, from the early sixties to the late nineties, and are the works of some of the most respected fiction writers of Bangladesh. No connoisseur of Bangla literature will dispute the fact that an anthology of short stories by writers from Bangladesh cannot be complete without them. However, the problems of logistics make it the editor's painful duty to exclude all but just a few out of a vast array of superb literary creations. Even so, the expatriate Bangla speaking community who have made their second home outside Bangladesh, especially the third generation who have had little chance to acquire the kind of fluency of their mother tongue that would enable them to read Bangla literature with facility, are sure to find in these stories the true flavour of their linguistic and cultural heritage. At the same time, readers belonging to other communities as well will be able to savour the richness of Bangla literature by reading these translated stories.
 
Contents:

Derelict (Bhangachora) Zahir Rahman / Broken Chord (Chhera Taar) Mahmudul Huq / Akali’s Life at the Station (Akalir Stationer Jeeban) Selina Hossain / The Journey (Jatra) Kayes Ahmed / Two More Death (Aro Duti Mrityu) Hassan Hafizur Rahman / A Strong Evening( Jhorna Sandhya) Syed Waliullah / Soudaminee Malo Shawkat Osman / Strangers (Auchena) Shawkat Ali / The Return (Taar Fera) Jyotiprakash Dutta / Ramjan’s Son Cries on (Ramjaaner Chhele kanday) Syed Samsul Huq / Dream Bird (Auchin Pakhi) Hasan Azizul Huq / Hell’s Cosy Warmth (Dojokher Om) Akhtaruzzaman Elias / The Wild Man (Banmanush) Abu Ishaq

 

This book features in: Literature and Fiction Short Stories

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