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.
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.