Literature and Fiction

The Blue House

$14.00
$14.00
Category Type: 
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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HB
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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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$7.00
Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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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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HB
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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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$7.00
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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HB
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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

$7.00
$7.00
Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Children's Books
School Supplementary Books
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
Author
UPL Showroom Price: 
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

$8.00
$8.00
Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Children's Books
School Supplementary Books
Language: 
English
Authors Information
Author: 
Author's Role: 
Author
UPL Showroom Price: 
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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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 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.

Caged in Paradise and Other Stories

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$15.00
Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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Author
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Editor
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UPL Showroom Price: 
475
ISBN: 
978 984 506 019 6
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
220
Cover Type: 
HB
Book keywords: 
Short Stories, Translations, Literature, Fiction
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The stories in this anthology have been selected from four decades of Rizia Rahman’s literary career, from the seventies to the present. The stories have been arranged fairly chronologically to suggest the development of the writer over the years. The stories cover a wide range of themes- from the rural to the urban, from historical events to contemporary situations, from feminist to humanist issues, from familiar to social concerns, from demographic to ecological changes.

Galpa: Short Stories by Women from Bangladesh

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$16.00
Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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400
ISBN: 
984 32 2931 2
Publisher: 
Rachana
Writers.ink
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
283
Cover Type: 
PB
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Beginning with Roquiah Sakhawat Husseins Sultana's Dream, the anthology spans a hundred years of women's writing from this region and is representative of the variety of issues that women from Bangladesh tackle in their writings. It includes stories about the War of Liberation, womens shonour, mother-daughter relationships, the vagaries of marriage and contemporary political corruption.

Contemporary Short Stories from Bangladesh

$20.00
$20.00
Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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Author: 
Author's Role: 
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UPL Showroom Price: 
550
ISBN: 
978 984 506 012 7
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
254
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HB
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The book puts together translations of selected short stories by Bangladeshi writers, both renowned and award-winning as well as by upcoming young writers. They range in theme and style to provide a glimpse of the varied life of people in Bangladesh as well as the richness of its contemporary literature.

Radha Will Not Cook Today and Other Stories

$13.00
$13.00
Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
Editor
UPL Showroom Price: 
350
ISBN: 
984 8715 12 6
Publisher: 
Writers.ink
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
131
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HB
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Written over a span of thirty years, from the mid-seventies to the present, the stories in this anthology suggest the range of Purabi Basu's themes as well as the versatility of her craft. At the same time, whether writing about a mythic region as in "The Rage of Moonlight" or about contemporary America as in "Stairs," whether couched in the poetic lilt of "Radha Will Not Cook Today" or in the prosaic listing of scientific data of "Mother-Earth," the stories reveal the writer's feminist concerns as well as her deep humanistic sensibilities.

Literature in Bangladesh: Selected Short Stories from Bangladesh

$11.00
$11.00
Category Type: 
Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
English
Authors Information
Author: 
Author's Role: 
Editor
UPL Showroom Price: 
300
ISBN: 
984 05 1309 5
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
209
Cover Type: 
HB
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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.

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