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Tea & Biscuits: Six Novellas from Bangladesh [Syed Shamsul Haq’s & Others] [Translation]

($15.00, £10.00)
Format Paperback
Language English
ISBN 978 984 20 0066-9
Edition 1st
Pages 368

Here are six Bangla novellas or short novels written by six different writers translated into English. The novellas are: Syed Shamsul Haq’s The Blue Sting, Ekhlasuddin Ahmed’s Looking Back, Shahzad Firdous’s Vyasa, Zulfiquar Newton’s Ilading Bilading, Sanchita’s A Flock of Luminous Pigeons, Lutfor Rahman Riton’s Ragpicker Amin Ali Ragpicker Pussy Cat. The works are characterised by a delectable diversity. The plots of these short novels range from the atrocities perpetrated by the barbarous occupation army of Pakistan in 1971 to the extra ordinary activities of an incredibly heroic young Bangladeshi woman directed against militant religious fundamentalists; from the nostalgic reminiscences of an ordinary middle class Bengali about a land which was once his home but no longer is, to the fantastic tale of a vagabond ragpicker and a homeless pussy cat; from a symbolic story for young people where birds and trees speak like humans to the legendary life of Vyasadeva, reputed to be the author of the immortal Indian epic The Mahabharata.

Kabir Chowdhury / কবির চৌধুরী

কবীর চৌধুরী (১৯২৩-২০১২)। বরেণ্য সাহিত্যিক ও শিক্ষাবিদ। বাংলা ও ইংরেজিতে তাঁর প্রকাশিত বইয়ের সংখ্যা প্রচুর। সাহিত্যে ও শিক্ষাক্ষেত্রে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ অবদানের জন্য জাতীয় ও আন্তর্জাতিক অনেক পুরস্কারে ভূষিত হয়েছেন। Kabir Chowdhury (1923-2012) is a noted translator, critic and essayist. His elegant and lively English translations of Bengali poems, novels and short stories have been widely acclaimed at home and abroad. He has received many national and international awards for his contributions in the field of literature, education and peace.