Literature and Fiction

From the Delta: English Fiction from Bangladesh

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Category Type: 
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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90
ISBN: 
984 05 1726 0
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
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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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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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Children's Books
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
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's Role: 
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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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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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.

Different Perspectives: Women Writing in Bangladesh

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Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
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175
ISBN: 
984 05 1437 7
Publisher: 
Rachana
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1998
Number of Pages: 
93
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This is a collection of Bengali short stories and poems by some renowned as well as fledgling and experimental writers. The reader will find an accurate and modern translation of their works which have maintained their startling originality of theme and language. The themes of the stories and poems are wide ranging. They deal with-rural life, mother-daughter relationship, love, marriage and struggle in the face of overwhelming odds.

Zuleikha's Dream and Other Stories

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Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
Author
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175
ISBN: 
984 05 1637 X
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
Number of Pages: 
110
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As a diamond has many facets, so does a woman. She is daughter, wife, mother, nurse, bread-earner, crisis manager, and the centre without which things fall apart. She devotes her life to her family and seldom gets the time or opportunity to find herself or to be herself. This anthology of short stories is an exploration of the essence of being a woman. The stories are located in Bangladesh but are equally applicable to countries all over the world. They induce in turn, feelings of pathos, sorrow, indignation, anger and helplessness.

The Flower Maiden and Other Stories: Fairy Tales from Bangladesh

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Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Children's Books
School Supplementary Books
Language: 
English
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Author: 
Author's Role: 
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175
ISBN: 
984 05 1511 X
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
88
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HB
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Like other Bengali children, the writer Runa Khan Marre heard fairy tales from her old nannies and other household storytellers. Now she has compiled these stories in a simplified English translation for other children to read. Many of the tales are common to both Bangladesh and West Bengal. Some of them may be found in Thakur Ma's Jhuli, compiled by D. M. Majumdar. Runa Khan Marr's versions are slightly different, being filtered through the several retellings that these stories have undergone.

Rani Kanchan Mala and Other Stories: Fairy Tales from Bangladesh

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Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Children's Books
School Supplementary Books
Language: 
English
Authors Information
Author: 
Author's Role: 
Author
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225
ISBN: 
984 05 1482 2
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
82
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Like other Bengali children, the writer Runa Khan Marre heard fairy tales from her old nannies and other household storytellers. Now she has compiled these stories in a simplified English translation for other children to read. Many of the tales are common to both Bangladesh and West Bengal. Some of them may be found in Thakur Mas Jhuli, compiled by D. M. Majumdar. Runa Khan Marre's versions are slightly different, being filtered through the several retellings that these stories have undergone.

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