Short Takes (Stories From Bangladesh)

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About the Book This rare, enchanting collection of short stories from Bangladesh is long and hard, but very compassionate, look at all that constitutes the life of a action that came into existence after a long and bloody war of liberation. The eighteen short stories, or Takes, presented here are vignettes of life as lived out by citizens of the metro city of Dhaka. Life is caught on the move, principally in the metro’s teeming streets, with its choked traffic, armies of urchins...
About the Book

This rare, enchanting collection of short stories from Bangladesh is long and hard, but very compassionate, look at all that constitutes the life of a action that came into existence after a long and bloody war of liberation. The eighteen short stories, or Takes, presented here are vignettes of life as lived out by citizens of the metro city of Dhaka.

Life is caught on the move, principally in the metro’s teeming streets, with its choked traffic, armies of urchins and beggars and, or course, the upwardly mobile, middle-class representatives. It is through their aspirations, and the big or small impediments that they face, that we glimpse a larger picture-of the making of a nation and of the formation of the character of its people.

With all their follies and in their desperation, their heroism and cowardice, sophistication and the lack of it, we easily identify with the citizens of Dhaka as folks experiencing the same slog as us.

 

About the Author

Tanvir Malik was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he currently lives. A teacher of Eastern University there, he enjoys reading, travelling, browsing the internet and meeting people. He can be contacted at maliktanvir202@yahoo.com

 

Contents

 

1 The ancient Freedom Fighter 7
2 A Lesson Learnt 13
3 Justice 18
4 Veil over Eyes 23
5 Consciously Unconscious 32
6 Difference 40
7 Ordinary 46
8 Gifts 53
9 Dark Truth 60
10 A Little Loss 68
11 Gaping Truth 74
12 Scary 82
13 Relative Concern 88
14 Murky Motive 96
15 A Man's Job 105
16 Fiesta 112
17 Two of a Kind 121
18 By the Cover 129

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Item Code: NAE076 Author: Tanvir Malik Cover: Paperback Edition: 2010 Publisher: Frog Books ISBN: 9789380154404 Language: English Size: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch Pages: 136 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 129 gms
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