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  • Their Lives Written with Blood

    Published as early as 1978, Rizia Rahman's Rokter Okshor is an acclaimed fictionalization of prostitution in post-Liberation War

  • Weaved through history

    Publisher: Picador Publications Date of Publication: July 2016. Price: 6.99 GBP

  • The Power of Humour

    Fun, pun, humor and satire are what characterize most of Syed Manzoorul Islam's works and his newly published Bichitra Swader Galpa(2017)ceases to be an exception.

  • Our Lifeline

    Professor Anwarul Karim, a noted educationist and researcher, is best known to the people within and outside the country as a very

  • Extreme Food - What to Eat When Your Life Depends on it...

    "There's no getting away from it; i've eaten some pretty extreme things in my time - live tarantulas, raw goat testicles, elephant dung,

  • Times Food Guide Kolkata 2014

    The Times of India Guides are targeted at both Local Residents, and Domestic and International Tourists.

  • Migrant Souls

    Untold Stories of Migrants: Dreams & Realities is a book of immense contemporary relevance. The theme of the book—the experience

  • A tour de force

    The success of a novelist lies in unfolding the complexities and different hues of our lives. Hansdsa Sowvendra Shekhar seems to be

  • Kathmandu

    One of the greatest cities of the Himalaya, Kathmandu, Nepal, is a unique blend of thousand-year-old cultural practices and accelerated urban development. In this book, Thomas Bell recounts his experiences from his many years in the city—exploring in the process the rich history of Kathmandu and its many instances of self-reinvention.


    ON a work trip to Kabul in 2008 I was meeting the only friend I had who lived in the city.

  • Preludes to an avalanche of anger

    Perhaps, as a writer, Mahbub Aziz is a helpless lonely person, like many out there, in the face of the incurable human injustices around us.

  • Strumming nostalgia!

    SOMEONE once said: people who listen to music fervently, retain a sense of innocence in them till death. The proof is right here in

  • Bangajayi

    Bangajayi is a book of poetry by Md Shazzad Hossain, a textile engineer by profession.

  • Je Ful Kotha Koy o Banglar Lokajosahitto

    Je Ful Kotha Koy o Banglar Lokojo sahitto, is a collection of folklores compiled by Lutfun Naher Anam. This book consists of two parts -

  • Job-Makers in the making


  • In the face of death

    The Plague, a philosophical novel, written by Albert Camus is considered one of the greatest novels of 20th century. Camus was an

  • charlotte-bronte-jane-eyre

    A girl's passage from tears to happiness

    JANE Eyre is one of the finest novels by the English fictionist Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855). This novel tells us the story of an orphan

  • New Books

    Akshata Ayna

  • Penetrative Tales on Social Aberrations

    As far as the history of modern Bengali literature is concerned, references to Abul Mansur Ahmed's name come up as an inevitable

  • Men-Women Relationship in Nineteenth Century Bengal

    The story begins like this. Dr. Bilkis Rahman read the autobiography of noted author Mir Mosharraf Hossain and discovered a rosy

  • Of Paths and Walkers

    “WHAT is great in the realm of art might not be equally acceptable in the realm of morality; similarly what morality finds laudable

  • New Books

    Payraband kahini is a book of Puthi Sahitto (a special genre of literature written in a mixed vocabulary drawn from Bangla, Arabic,

  • Poisoned Wells: A Tender Tale of Love and Death

    when the well is dry,we learn the worth of water”—Benjamin Franklin

  • Search for Self

    Jhumpa Lahiri, a well-known voice of diasporic literature and very popular among the contemporary writers of world

  • Aphorisms of Humayun Azad

    Aphorisms of Humayun Azad is the translation of Humayun Azad's groundbreaking book Prabachanguchchha. The

  • Where fact and fiction interact

    When fact meets fiction regarding a person, or place, or event in one story, the line between the two usually gets blurred, and, more often than not, it becomes difficult to ascertain when and where fact segues into fiction, and vice versa.

  • Tumi Bristimoyee

    Tumi Bristimoyee is a romantic novel by Shahalam Saju (Journalist and writer).

  • Hitting at our society's missing rectitude

    Most of us in our apparently tranquil society are driven by an overriding middle-classism: complacent inside personal existence with an all-going-awesome mindset.

  • Ornament of Human Race

    Manob Bongsher Alonker (Ornament of Human Race: A Long Poem) is a book of poetry by Dr. Mahfuz Parvez and it is published by Balaka Publication.

  • Seeing femme fatale with a humane lens

    Paulo Coelho's latest bestseller 'The Spy' is different from his characteristic genre of spiritual quests and journeys. In a sense, 'The Spy' is the story of a woman's journey, but more than that, it is the story of legendary Mata Hari retold as "history told from below", by a woman with a feminist voice.