Literature and Fiction

Writing Across Borders

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
English
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300
ISBN: 
984 70115 0002 7
Publisher: 
Writers.ink
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
Language: 
English
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375
ISBN: 
978 984 8715 14 7
Publisher: 
Writers.ink
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
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.

Ibrahim Buksh’s Circus and Other Stories

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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Author
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Translator
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275
ISBN: 
984 70220 0006 6
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
94
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The translated stories in this volume come from the pen of one of the outstanding short story writers in Bangladesh today. Shahaduz Zaman's content, style and form do not follow a set or conventional pattern. He combines the narrative style of folk tales with the most intricate and experimental elements of modern day story telling, to create his own oeuvre. Prose, poetry, fantasy and reality break their own boundaries and blend in his work.

Swim Little Fish Swim

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Children's Books
School Supplementary Books
Language: 
English
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Author
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80
ISBN: 
984 05 1777 5
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2007
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16
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Swim, Little Fish Swim is about a small fish, who goes off on his own one morning and what happens to him. As with other stories by the author, there is a moral for those who wish to find it. But the primary purpose of this book, colourfully illustrated by Primula Siddiqui, is to encourage children to read.

From the Delta: English Fiction from Bangladesh

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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400
ISBN: 
978 984 506 004 2
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
218
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This collection of short fiction begins with Sultana's Dream, published in 1905, and ends with A Small Sacrifice, published in 2005, covering a hundred years. Both the stories critique prevailing injustices of a male-dominated society, with the element of class added to the latter story. Roquiah Sakhawat Hossein and Syed Waliullah wrote in both Bangla and English as do Razia Khan, Munize M. Khasru, Dilruba Z. Ara, Maithilee Mitra, and K Anis Ahmed.

Grandmother and the Tiger

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Children's Books
School Supplementary Books
Language: 
English
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Author
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90
ISBN: 
984 05 1726 0
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
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24
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Grandmother and the Tiger is based on a fanciful story about why women embroider tigers on quilts. As with other stories by the author, there is a moral for those who wish to find it. But all children love to go to the zoo. They also like the thrill of danger. Grandmother and the Tiger provides both and, with its colourful illustrations by Liton Saha, is meant primarily to encourage children to read.

The Boy Who Loved Ballons

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Children's Books
School Supplementary Books
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
Author
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80
ISBN: 
984 05 1718 X
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
24
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Inspired by the balloons at my grandchild's first birthday party, this story of a boy who bought one balloon too many should interest all children who love balloons. As in The Cat Who Loved Hats, there is a moral for those who wish to find it. But this story of a small boy and his balloons, colourfully illustrated by Keya Rahman and Aolad Hossain, is primarily meant to encourage children to read by appealing to their spirit of adventure. - Niaz Zaman

The Crooked Neem Tree

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Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Children's Books
Language: 
English
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Author
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350
ISBN: 
984 8715 037
Publisher: 
Writers.ink
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1982
Number of Pages: 
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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Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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Author
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500
ISBN: 
984 70115 0000 3
Publisher: 
Writers.ink
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
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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Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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Editor
Author's Role: 
Author
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375
ISBN: 
984 70115 0004 1
Publisher: 
Writers.ink
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.

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