• Story of a street vendor

    Orhan Pamuk is one of today's best-known novelists who writes in Turkish.

  • Edge of Eternity: Fiction and Geopolitics Integrated

    Ken Follett, an eminent Welsh author of our time, has a superb knack for blending political events with the personal lives of people through his fictional works.

  • The ruler every nation desires to have

    The prince', written by Italian political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli, is one of the leading works of modern political philosophy.

  • Of human nature and a dose of the supernatural

    "... readers will find that my flair as a storyteller and strength as a writer reside primarily in the imaginative recreation of the borderland between the margins of the known and the preternatural world."

  • Tales of dreams, struggles and triumphs

    One of the finest reviews of the book is Purnendu Patri, a dedicated soul of entire Bengal. Many of us know that Patri equally contributed to different genres of art and literature. He had a special fascination for cinema and art. Rahman thinks that Patri was deeply influenced by the philosophical thoughts of Manik Bandyopadhyay.

  • The Good Liar

    Roy is a conman living in a leafy English suburb, about to pull off the final coup of his career.

  • Try It! Superfoods Super Fast

    Which fruit can build your resistance to disease? Which vegetable is good for your liver? Eat your way to super health with Try It Superfoods, Super Fast.

  • Whose blame is it anyway?

    The three-part novel begins in 1965 when Laila is still a teenager who is attracted to her poor Hindu neighbor Santo.

  • Tale of humour and pathos ...

    The novel has all the hallmarks of Vargas Llosa's unique skills. To connect with the reader with his easy-flowing style; his ability to detail the lives of ordinary people.

  • A pedagogue's authorial feat

    The most eye-catching feature of all textual feats by Associate Professor Sarwar Morshed is his amazing dexterity to exercise...

  • Refashioning of the Revenge Mode

    My copy of the novel, A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif was published by Random House India from London in 2009. It's a paperback edition consisting of 364 pages, and the yellow cover shows the image of a black crow, not mangoes, being exploded. It's Hanif's debut novel and it received rave reviews from major international newspapers such as the NY Times, Washington Post and the Guardian.

  • Tale of two ghazal kings

    It was memory-evoking undertaking for this reviewer to go through the two books written on two maestros of ghazals who belonged to two different times. The first book is titled "Talat Mahmood: The Velvet Voice" authored by Manek Premchand and the other is "Baat Niklegi Toh Phir: The Life and Music of Jagjit Singh" by Sathya Saran. The first book has been published by Manipal University Press and the second one by HarperCollins Publishers India.

  • A wistful sense of nostalgia

    Neeman Sobhan'sbook of short stories “Piazza Bangladesh” is a collection of eleven short stories, richly layered and delicately nuanced, that convey an amazing diversity of insights into different spaces, both actual and of the mind.

  • TIME, TIDE, & TALES

    Modernisation is not an easy process, but neither is its depiction (or description). Laurence Wylie's Village in the Vaucluse informs us how traditional society can go gently, yet Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart accents a more brutal face.

  • Contemporary Environmental Challenges in Bangladesh

    Degradation of the natural environment and its impact on human lives is now visible all over the world.

  • A literary duet of humane attitudes

    Admittedly, we live in a milieu that comprises numerous sprinkled rudiments which keep crisscrossing each other in our personal-social-cultural-political existence.

  • A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces

    The stories in this collection will make you see the world differently as the greatest stories always do.

  • Comments on Rehman Sobhan's book From Two Economies to Two Nations: My Journey to Bangladesh

    Professor Rehman Sobhan and his publisher Daily Star Books deserve our congratulations for bringing out this collection of Professor Sobhan's writings which span a period of forty years from 1961 to 2000.

  • Telegrams that infuriated Nixon and Kissinger

    Blood Telegram is especially recommended for readers who were adults in those tumultuous days of 1971 and had suffered mental and physical torment while fleeing from the barbaric Pakistani killers. Each chapter of the book will bring back memories and readers will be able to relate them to their personal experiences.

  • A Freedom Fighter's Personal Account of 1971

    Shahzaman Mozumder's The Guerrilla: A Personal Memorandum of 1971, a nonfictional work launched at Hay Festival Dhaka in 2014

  • A Death in the Family

    “My Struggle” is a six volume semi-autobiographical novel, or “auto-fiction”, by the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard. The six

  • THOUGHTS ON A TROUBLING SECTOR

    Several of the writers discuss at varying lengths the gap that exists between theory and practice in general (including in the advanced countries), as well as the imperative of matching practice to the reality of social structure, political culture and form of government, cultural norms and traditions, and economic conditions of a particular country.

  • A quest for self-discovery and knowledge

    A strong will power is essential for every individual to reach the destiny of life. Santiago through his journey learns the language of the universe and discovers that we all are parts of the universal soul.

  • A Testimony to Love's Perpetual Power

    In terms of love stories, The Sharp Hook of Love deserves an intensive perusal. The book tells an engrossing story about the 12th...

  • No, it's not Dial M for Murder

    Writers Tom Watson and Martin Hickman couldn't have selected a better title than Dial M for Murdoch, borrowing from Alfred Hitchcock,

  • Humanity enslaved by the inhumane

    This anti-slavery novel .... is believed to have helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War.

  • A Monograph on Mystic Musings

    Rumi glorified wisdom and placed it on top of power and pomp. Rumi's love for wisdom with dignity, rather than for wealth......

  • Beyond a river's lament

    So many writers in the field of literature (particularly poetry) from any country have associated (or tried to) nature with human emotion

  • SHABDAGHAR

    Shabdaghar, a monthly magazine of culture and literature centers on the glorious treasures of Bangla art, culture and literature.

  • The Horror! The Horror!

    IN 1975, when Chinua Achebe accused Joseph Conrad as a 'bloody racist' and harshly deprecated the image of Africa as portrayed in...

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