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The Wonders of Vilayet

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
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English
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375
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978 984 8715 07 9
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
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156
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This is the First book-length account of the West by a South Asian.  Mirza Sheikh l’tesamuddin,  a Bengali munshi  who had Served the East India Company before becoming a  Mughal Courtier,  was Sent by Badshah Shah Alam II on a Diplomatic Mission to the British Court. He set sail in January 1766, and though nothing came of the mission, his journey of nearly  three years  resulted in an Extraordinary memoir  in Persian, Shigurf Nama-e-Vilayet or ‘Wonderful Tales about Europe’ .

The Baromashi Tapes

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Literature and Fiction
Lifestyle
Art and Culture
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English
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978 984 8715 04 8
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2011
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126
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The Baromashi Tapes takes the well-known folk genre of the baromashi the twelve-month song, to tell the contemporary story of Sakina and Khokon. Like the merchants or sailors of old, Khokon has left his wife behind in the village and gone to seek his fortunes abroad. Sakina misses her husband and reminisces about their short conjugal life together but also describes the everyday events that take place around her. Though much of rural Bangladesh seems unchanging, Sakina witnesses the mechanization, migration, education that impact upon village life.

Writing Across Borders

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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300
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984 70115 0002 7
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
154
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Arshilata: Women's Fiction from India and Bangladesh

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
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English
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375
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978 984 8715 14 7
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2007
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186
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Give a woman a comb and a mirror?and a little leisure?and she will arrange her hair, perhaps put kajal in her eyes, a tip on her forehead, or a touch of red on her lips. Whom is she beautifying herself for? Her lover or her husband? Or is she looking at the woman she sees in the mirror? And is she pleased with what she sees? The twenty stories in this collection from Indian and Bangladeshi writers show women their own faces. Separated by language, by food, by religious rituals, by experience, by social status, these women still have something in common.

The Crooked Neem Tree

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Children's Books
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English
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ISBN: 
984 8715 037
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1982
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2006
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Written in 1971, but not published till a decade later, The Crooked Neem Tree narrates the story of Seema, a young Punjabi girl growing up in East Pakistan in the early sixties. Despite her sheltered life, Seema gradually becomes aware of social injustices and personal betrayals, initially through the experiences of her friends, She falls in love with Tanvir, a young Bihari, but becomes engaged to Qamar, a Punjabi cousin, when Tanvir breaks off their relationship.

Muslim India in Anglo Indian Fiction

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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984 70115 0000 3
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
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294
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In spite of being a global community of people, Muslims tend to be dismissed as peripheral if not actually injurious to modern civilization. The community as a whole is generally represented in the West as uninspired, unproductive, inflexible and violent. In serious, intellectual encounters, Muslims add up to only a marginal presence. The writer attempts to counteract these perceptions by analyzing the specific nature of such representations and exploring the hidden and manifest drives that caused Anglo-Indian fiction to cast Islam in these particular images.

The Blue House

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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984 70115 0004 1
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
135
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The stories in this volume are a fraction of the several stories that the author has written over the past twenty years. Together they reveal the changing society of Bangladesh as it moves rapidly into a globalized and urbanized world, and old ways and values give way before new ones. Strong family ties weaken; the elderly grow out of touch with the younger generation; the gap between the haves and the have-nots seems to be increasing. The stories reflect a humanist perspective; both men and women can be victims of social injustice.

Galpa: Short Stories by Women from Bangladesh

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
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English
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400
ISBN: 
984 32 2931 2
Publisher: 
Rachana
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
283
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Beginning with Roquiah Sakhawat Husseins Sultana's Dream, the anthology spans a hundred years of women's writing from this region and is representative of the variety of issues that women from Bangladesh tackle in their writings. It includes stories about the War of Liberation, womens shonour, mother-daughter relationships, the vagaries of marriage and contemporary political corruption.

Radha Will Not Cook Today and Other Stories

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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ISBN: 
984 8715 12 6
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2007
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131
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Written over a span of thirty years, from the mid-seventies to the present, the stories in this anthology suggest the range of Purabi Basu's themes as well as the versatility of her craft. At the same time, whether writing about a mythic region as in "The Rage of Moonlight" or about contemporary America as in "Stairs," whether couched in the poetic lilt of "Radha Will Not Cook Today" or in the prosaic listing of scientific data of "Mother-Earth," the stories reveal the writer's feminist concerns as well as her deep humanistic sensibilities.

Didima's Necklace and Other Stories

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Children's Books
Language: 
English
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350
ISBN: 
984 32 2591 0
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
116
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In this second collection of short stories, Niaz Zaman brings the versatility of her pen and imagination to look at the world around her and tell the stories of men and women caught up in the business of living. While she often narrates her stories from the perspective of her women characters, she is also able to enter the minds of her male protagonist. What does it feel like when a man bids farewell to a child after divorce? How does a raw provincial react when he is in a cosmopolitan city for the first time?

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