The twenty stories in this anthology have been written over a period of almost fifty years and include stories about the partition of 1947 and the liberation war of 1971. Some of the best-known writers of Bangladesh are included in this volume: Shaukat Osman, Hasan Azizul Huq, Selina Hossain, Rizia Rahman. Many of the writers have won national and international awards for their work. Together, the stories provide an introduction to the genre as well as a glimpse into the social, political, and cultural life of Bangladesh.
Niaz Zaman has edited several anthologies, including Selected Stories from Bangladesh, 1971 and After, The Escape and Other Stories. Her study of the Partition, A Divided Legacy: The Partition in Selected Novels of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, won the Atwar Hussain Award of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh and the National Archives Award. She was consulting editor, Arts and Humanities for Banglapedia and editor of the Bangladesh Journal of American Studies.