ISBN: 978 984 506 019 6

Cover Type: HB

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Caged in Paradise and Other Stories

By Rizia Rahman (Author) Niaz Zaman (Editor) Shirin Hasnat Islam (Editor)

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

First Published: 2010 No. of Pages: 220 Weight (kg): 1

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The stories in this anthology have been selected from four decades of Rizia Rahman’s literary career, from the seventies to the present. The stories have been arranged fairly chronologically to suggest the development of the writer over the years. The stories cover a wide range of themes- from the rural to the urban, from historical events to contemporary situations, from feminist to humanist issues, from familiar to social concerns, from demographic to ecological changes.

The stories focus on the disparities and conflicts in both private and public arenas, on the socio-economic injustices that destroy human values and intrinsic rights, and on the personal weaknesses that distort human relationships.

Most of the stories are rooted in Bangladesh; some stories however bear references to international personalities and events that reveal a global consciousness. The stories not only introduce readers to a major Bangladeshi writer, but also make rewarding reading for anyone interested in serious literature.

 

Contents:

1. The Lure of the Sea / 2. Come Back to Earth / 3. What Price Honour? / 4. For My Darling / 5. The Hilsa Net / 6. The Past is a Faded Rose / 7. Blue Hawaii / 8. Benu's Old Sari / 9. Fugitive Moonlight / 10. A Hartal Story / 11. The Return of the Fisherman / 12. Mother Fatema Weeps / 13. Man that is Made of Earth / 14. Irina's Picture / 15. Caged in Paradise / 16. Train Through the Dark Night / 17. The Realist / 18. On a Star-Spangled Night / 19. A Poet, a Crow, and the War-Horse of Chengiz Khan / Translators

This book features in: Literature and Fiction Short Stories

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