Literature and Fiction

The Escape and Other Stories of 1947

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Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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200
ISBN: 
984 05 1561 6
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
132
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Short Stories, Translations, Literature, Fiction, Partition
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The cretion of the two nation states of Pakistan and India in 1947 was accopmpanied by the partition of the Punjab in the west and Bengal in the east. While there is much literature available about the efftecs of partition in the west, there is little about the impact of the partition on East Pakistan/Bangladesh. The Escape and Other Stories of 1947 brings together a range of stories that focus on the consequences of the partition on the people of East Pakistan/Bangladesh.

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
Publisher: 
Writers.ink
Place of Publication: 
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?

Literature in Bangladesh: Contemporary Bengali Writing (Bangladesh Period)

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Literature and Fiction
Essays
Language: 
English
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350
ISBN: 
984 05 1318 4
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
Number of Pages: 
334
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This volume of essays is a critical survey of the literary scene in the late 1980's. It takes account of the profound changes in Bangladesh society and the world during the previous three decades, especially, the crucial experience of the Liberation War through which the people of this region attained statehood. Experiences and upheavals of this kind do affect the form and content of literature and influence creativity and the response to it.

The Dance and Other Stories

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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135
ISBN: 
984 05 1329 0
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
Number of Pages: 
91
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The stories in this collection have been written over a period of twenty-five years and include both published and new writings. The earliest of the stories ‘A Study in Black and White’ and ‘The Interview’, data from the 70’s; The Dance’ was a prizewinner in the first Asiaweek Short Story Competition in 1981. Zaman’s characters range from ordinary housewives to domestic servants, from unwanted daughters to eccentric artists.

Minor Prejudices

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Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Essays
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
Author
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360
ISBN: 
984 70220 0018 9
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
183
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As a literary genre, the essays generally cover a wide spectrum of issues, topics and themes, ranging from something mundane and topical to relatively serious and philosophical. Indeed, they sometimes synthesize both aspects in the same piece, e.g. in the author's essays on evening walk (Twilight Ritual) and Good Conversation.

Other Englishes: Essays on Commonwealth Writing

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Literature and Fiction
Essays
Language: 
English
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275
ISBN: 
984 05 1157 2
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1991
Number of Pages: 
165
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The essays in this anthology, a representative selection of papers presented at a seminar on Commonwealth literature, explore the many issues raised by the phrase Commonwealth Writing. Among the topics discussed am the nature and validity of the rubric Commonwealth Writing, the emotional or political justification for using a foreign language for creative purposes, the problems faced by Third World writers in reaching readers. The essays cover a wide geographic expanse, from Australia through India and Africa to Canada and the West Inches.

Six Seasons Review - Volume 02 Number 03 & 04

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Essays
Language: 
English
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250
ISBN: 
984 05 1652 3
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
Number of Pages: 
220
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This issue constitutes Volume 2 of Six Seasons Review (Numbers 1&2), the only English-language periodical published from Bangladesh devoted exclusively to arts and letters. The response to our first two numbers have been heartening, for many people have told us that they liked the format and the content. But we would like to receive more fiction, poetry, non-fiction prose essays, literary essays/book reviews from our readers (as well as praise). In particular, we look forward to receiving submissions for our fourth issue, which is a special number on Dhaka.

Six Seasons Review - Volume 01 Number 02

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Essays
Language: 
English
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250
ISBN: 
984 05 1615 9
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
Number of Pages: 
221
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Six Seasons is a Bangladeshi-Indian Subcontinental, international periodical devoted exclusively to arts and letters. Earlier Bangladeshi ventures like New Values in the 1950s, and Form: A Magazine of the Arts in the 1980s, generated much interest, but folded mainly because the tasks of gathering material, editing and publishing at the same time proved difficult to sustain for the individuals who launched them. Our present effort will be to pick up the pieces where other left off.

Selected Essays

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Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Essays
Language: 
English
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400
ISBN: 
984 70220 0027 1
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
206
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Twenty-seven essays drawn from a variety of context of the cultural life of Bangladesh make this volume a unique presentation from the country's most respected octogenarian literary giant. The essays offer not only an introduction to some of the most important cultural issues Bangladesh faces at the turn of the twenty-first century but in fact represent the intellectual concerns of the time. The reader will find illuminating treatment of such issues as the complexity and multidimensionality of culture, civil society and fundamentalism.

A Good Man in the Woods and Other Essays

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Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Essays
Language: 
English
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Author
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275
ISBN: 
984 05 1724 4
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
145
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Thousands of years ago, Socrates said that an unexamined life was not worth living. The piece of paper we pick up from the ground to read its content is an examination of life. The blood cell, which is analysed under the microscope, is an examination of life. The astronauts, who are sent to the orbits to explore the universe, are an example of the examination of life.

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