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.
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 email@example.com
|1||The ancient Freedom Fighter||7|
|2||A Lesson Learnt||13|
|4||Veil over Eyes||23|
|10||A Little Loss||68|
|15||A Man's Job||105|
|17||Two of a Kind||121|
|18||By the Cover||129|
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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