Art and Culture

Jarigan: Muslim Epic Songs of Bangladesh

$30.00
$30.00
Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Poetry
Lifestyle
Art and Culture
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
Author
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600
ISBN: 
984 05 1369 9
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1997
Number of Pages: 
370
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HB
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“Muharram and the villagers have come, Drunk with excitement, singing jan songs...” Thus a twentieth century poet describes the intensely emotional Muslim festival of Muharram from which many of the songs known as jarigan in Bangladesh have originated. These narrative songs, too epic in their dimension to be called ballads, blend influences from sacred and secular Perso-Arabic literature of the Middle East with compositional roots in the epic poetry of South Asia.

Crocodile in the Water, Tiger on the Bank: Common Bengali Proverbs

$35.00
$35.00
Category Type: 
Art and Culture
Academic and Reference Books
Sociology
Language: 
English
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Author: 
Author's Role: 
Author
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700
ISBN: 
984 05 1796 1
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
128
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HB
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Here is a collection of more than 40 commonly used proverbs which you can learn and use in a very short time. This book is for English speakers who would like to learn a few Bengali proverbs or sayings. Each proverb takes just a few pages to learn. Besides including a cultural insight, each section also contains Bengali Tips as a guide for those people who happen to be learning the Bengali language. These proverbs have been checked with locals not just for meanings, but for usage frequency.

Thy Names

$48.00
$48.00
Category Type: 
Lifestyle
Art and Culture
Academic and Reference Books
Religion and Ethics
Language: 
English
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Author: 
Author's Role: 
Author
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1800
ISBN: 
978 984 506 024 0
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2011
Number of Pages: 
276
Cover Type: 
HB
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Thy Names is a rare contribution among the few books on the topic of the Beautiful Names of Allah in the English language. Even a cursory reading of it shows what a serious labor of love it has been for the author. Dr. Noor has constructed a beautiful mosaic reflecting the exactitude of an analyst, probing attention of a seeker, empathetic understanding of a lover and the articulation of a poet.

The Rickshaws of Bangladesh

$18.00
$18.00
Category Type: 
Lifestyle
Art and Culture
Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Anthropology
Language: 
English
Authors Information
Author: 
Author's Role: 
Author
UPL Showroom Price: 
360
ISBN: 
984 05 1182 3
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1992
Number of Pages: 
683
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HB
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The cycle-rickshaws are one of Bangladesh's most important modes of transport. According to government estimates, they contribute one-third of the total value-added in the transport sector. There are probably more than 750,000 of them, and they employ over one million people. Yet in the past rickshaws have been almost entirely overlooked by policy-makers and researchers. For example, both the Third and Fourth Five Year Plans devoted only a couple of lines to them. This oversight is largely because the rickshaws are seen as inefficient, inhumane, and a symbol of under-development.

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