• On the eve of India partition…

    To me, Aynakhal Tea Estate is a metaphor for a world unknown to all but only those who work there: the British Mangers and Assistant Managers, the Bengali Clerks known as Babus, and the workers called Coolies. This world is a lot different from the one we live in; for it has its own rules, its own code of conduct, and challenges and dangers ...

  • From Subjective Impulses to Universal Echoes

    This is how I sent a message through a social network to poet Nahid Kaiser expressing my eagerness to read her latest book...

  • My Days in National Book Centre

    Fazle Rabbi had a long professional career; almost twenty years in Bangla Academy which is considered a great centre for Bangla culture and literature.

  • Purple Hibiscus

    Purple Hibiscus is set in Nigeria at a time when the country was on a verge of a military takeover. Just before this takeover..

  • Flash Point

    An explosive yet poignant account of the lives of those who walk the red carpet and those who photograph them.

  • Struggling since 1971..

    Mr Harun-Ar-Rashid is a renowned author, economist, researcher and columnist. Despite being a graduate of Accounting he has written on a wide array of social & political causes/issues. The author has published 40 different books so far as a social novel, research papers, stories and so on.

  • Private Life of the Mughals of India (1526-1803 A.D.)

    Bringing to life the opulent, sometimes scandalous, private lives of the Mughals of India, Private Life leaves no detail untouched: their food, drink, clothes

  • Aesthetics in Poetic Pandemonium

    Depoeticized Rhapsody is, oxymoronically speaking, a poetic endeavor that aims at delineating the constantly changing modern lifestyle. Justifiably enough,

  • Continual Quest for Knowing and Understanding Bangladesh

    Reviewing a book that traces the history of Bangladesh from ancient times in just over 400 pages has been, for me, a formidable experience, especially since a great deal of material has been covered within those pages. Almost as a fiendish twist, for a fairly lengthy portion, the book is as much a Reader's Digest version of Indian history as it is of Bangladesh. However, when one considers the subtitle of the book, A Subcontinental Civilisation, one can acknowledge

  • Tale of poverty and poetry

    DR. Mohit Kamal, a renowned psychiatrist, mostly known for his psychological novels, is a patron of literature. He has authored a novel titled Dukhu out of his great admiration of the personal and literary life of our national poet, Kazi Nazrul Islam.

  • A Navigator's Voyage to Enlightenment

    Robinson Crusoe is one of the earliest works of fiction in English literature. In this book Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) illustrated...

  • My Struggle: Book Two

    It offers details of his relationship with his wife and two daughters, and an analysis of people in different social settings --for example at birthday parties where he hangs out and at his children's daycare center's meetings.

  • The travails of travels

    PERHAPS the ghorkuno Bengalis were introduced to real life travelstories first by Rabindranath Tagore and next by Syed Mujtaba Ali (Deshe Bideshe).

  • Story of University of Dhaka

    I would like to begin by congratulating the editors Imtiaz Ahmed and Iftekhar Iqbal for bringing out this timely volume of essays University of Dhaka: Making Unamaking Remaking.

  • Finding home halfway across the world

    The present book is not only a fascinating read, but also a collection of testimonies that fills in a gap in the historical narrative of the War of Liberation of Bangladesh.

  • An Advisable Handbook for Boosting Research Skills

    GOBESHONAY Hatekhori (Introduction to Research Methods)

  • Expectations to climb social ladder

    Set in the mid-nineteenth century England, Great Expectations is one of Dickens' most famous works and is even considered his best

  • A Stalwart in Politics and Literature

    ABUL Mansur Ahmed was born in Mymensingh in the year 1898. Primarily known as a Bangladeshi litterateur, he was also a politician

  • 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.

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