• Buddhism in Bangladesh since 2nd century BCE

    WITH the current occurrence of religious intolerance and rise of fundamentalism, the publication of Buddhist Heritage of Bangladesh is a welcome relief.

  • Spotlight on an essence of Bangladesh's culture

    It goes without saying that rising globalism in this age of information technology has had, is having, and will continue to have for the foreseeable future...

  • Memoirs of a nonconformist

    There are people who seem to be genetically inclined to act like Mary's contrary lamb. Kamal Siddiqui, a former civil servant who had

  • A historical fiction on the liberation war of Bangladesh

    The book Dus k Dawn And Liberation is compelling reading. This is the ultimate test of any book, fact, fiction or fusion of both.

  • A tale of slavery on Caribbean islands

    When I read The Book of Night Women by Marlon James a few years ago, it took away my peace of mind for some days with its terrific

  • Elegant, graceful, and heart-warming stories

    The book, “Family Furnishings”, is the most recent collection of short stories written by Alice Munro and includes 24 stories written

  • Love story packed with passion and vengeance

    Wuthering Heights is one of the best-known novels in the history of English literature. This novel tells a love story packed with passion

  • Tales of Tagore in Latin America

    Tagore's reception outside India is quite an interesting subject. He was an insatiate globetrotter who had travelled vastly on both sides

  • The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East

    The book, “The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East”, is a popular history book by Oxford

  • Reform for Economic Development

    This book is a build-up on the theories and experiences of a patriot, teacher and business thinker. Constructed in

  • Rabindranath: Ashukh Bishukh

    Rabindranath: Ashukh Bishukh is an outside-the-box but well-written book on Rabindranath Tagore by Mihirkanti

  • On Nature and Knowledge

    When the profound thoughts of a scholar on myriad topics are collated with the mastery of a classic artist, the anthology becomes a repository of knowledge and a reader finds it worthwhile to embark on a journey down its winding path to quench his thirst.

  • Dekha Na-Dekhay Mesha

    Following a spate of some ponderous reading not infrequently embellished by otherwise unnecessary, usually superfluous, quotes and dictums from postmodernist gurus and other monishis, probably with the notion of providing their efforts with a grand “intellectual” veneer...

  • Bangladesher jalani tel bipononer ek sotabdi (A century of oil marketing in Bangladesh)

    The content of the book is the theme of Ph.D research of Dr. Sharif Asrafuzzaman, who has been working in Meghna Petroleum for many years.

  • Missing Person

    Missing Person

    Patrick Modiano is not a popular household name, anywhere not even in the Anglophone academic and literary world.


    Human Rights in Bangladesh: Past, Present and Futures, edited by Imtiaz Ahmed, comes out with the stated intention of presenting the past, present and future of a key human issue in Bangladesh.

  • The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel Garcia Marquez by Philip Swanson is an analytical book containing essays by eminent literary scholars on the fictional works of Garcia Marquez. Penetrative essays by Donald Shaw, Robin Fiddian, Steven Boldy, Raymond Williams, Claire Taylor and Gerald Martin have made this book a highly educative text for students and pedagogues scrutinizing the stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

  • Go Set a Watchman

    After reading Harper Lee's now famous sequel (or prequel) to Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman, I think the first thing one notices is the mass confusion in Scout, now a 26-year old living in New York and coming back to Maycomb to discover and grapple with the bigotry inherent in the people of her hometown barring none,

  • The Time Machine

    Any discourse on science fictions will remain broadly unaccomplished if there is no reference to Herbert George Wells or H. G. Wells (1866—1946). He was

  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North

    The book under review, “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” by Richard Flanagan, received the Man Booker Prize in 2014. The award

  • Bangladesh: Promise and Performance

    Bangladesh: Promise and Performance

    Edited by Rounaq Jahan, Bangladesh: Promise and Performance reproduces ten papers (out of the sixteen submitted), with the necessary revisions, that were presented at a conference entitled “Bangladesh at 25” at Columbia University, USA, in December 1996.

  • Flora's Empire: British Gardens in India By Eugenia W. Herbert

    In this deeply researched yet wonderfully readable history of Britain's 'garden imperialism' in India, Eugenia W. Herbert draws on a wealth of personal accounts and period illustrations, many of them little known, to track the evolution of imperial ideas of governance through colonial gardens.

  • Manabjameen: Untilled Earth

    Set in the troubled last quarter of the twentieth century, Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay's Manabjameen is an expansive saga that charts the

  • Local Governance

    Local Governance and Decentralization in Bangladesh Politics and Economics

    ABOUT the book and the study: The book contains the findings of an in-deep study into the Local Governance and Decentralization with an analytical approach and perspective of politics and economics, distribution of power and wealth and overall governance of the local system.

  • On Rereading Jajabor's Drishtipaat and Alice Munro's Family Furnishings

    As you get older, you start to miss some of the books you have read in the past at different stages of your life. Sometimes what drives this yearning is nostalgia, a memorable moment in the past, or often a reference to a character from a narrative. At least among my friends, how often we refer to Amit Roy, Srikanto, or Constance during conversations, blogs, or on Facebook!

  • Political Parties in Bangladesh: Challenges of Demcratization, Author: Rounaq Jahan

    The book Political Parties in Bangladesh Challenges of Democratization written by Professor Dr. Rounaq Jahan and published by the Prothoma Prokashon is indeed a timely endeavor.

  • Celebration & Other Stories

    The history of Bangla literature dates back to the seventh century. The richness of this literature cannot be understood by the world

  • Game Of Thrones

    It is cold in the North. Lord Stark is dead and Joffrey sits on the Iron Throne. The seven kingdoms rise up in arms as contenders vie for the throne. The Starks

  • Be Careful What You Wish For

    The book begins with a shocker: Harry and Emma's son, Sebastian, is nearly killed in an automobile accident; his friend Bruno does die. It seems Sebastian was

  • Unnoyon Bhabnay Kormosongsthan O Sromobazar (Employment and Labour Market in Development Discourse)

    Literature on economics and development in Bangla language can hardly be found. Economists in Bangladesh are generally comfortable in writing academic articles and books in English.