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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Contemplative glimpses and memories

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Bichitro Bhabna O Tukro Sriti (Scattered Pieces of Thoughts and Remembrances) is a compilation of memories by Syed Salim Muhammad Abdul Kadir who is currently holding the post of
Contemplative glimpses and memories

Silent connection with Ko Un inside the skull

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A book is sitting idly on my lap now. A book contains several poems of a South Korean poet, translated into Bengali, which I have read for the very
Silent connection with Ko Un inside the skull

The poetic vision and the power of storytelling

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Earlier our children and young generation would be grown up with beautiful, enchanting and educative fables and poetry. But those days are gone by. At present, in our nuclear
The poetic vision and the power of storytelling

Keeping up with New Delhi's one percent in 'The Windfall'

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Jennifer Senior illustrates money and manners of social mobility in modern India as explores by the authorNever underestimate the neuroses of the extremely wealthy. Their nerves
Keeping up with New Delhi's one percent in 'The Windfall'

The eternal city

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Sohail Hashmi describes the future the history of Persian and Arabic inscriptions  carved on stone tablets in the structures as depicted by the author.The 2017 publication
The eternal city

Upcoming books of 2018

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A State of Freedom by Neel Mukherjee, Publisher - W. W. Norton Company:  Five characters deal with dislocation, whether voluntary or enforced, from the author of The Lives
Upcoming books of 2018

A trustworthy book about freedom fighters

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Main Uddin Ahmed discovered the book as an attempt in making the list of genuine freedom fighters of Sherpur which can be followed as a model.The book titled 'Sherpurer
A trustworthy book about freedom fighters

Ugly realities of Irish Civil War

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Diarmaid Ferriter focuses on Irish Civil War which reveals some of the glaring truths  that are depicted by the writer.In recent years, Dublin during the revolutionary era has been
Ugly realities of Irish Civil War

Dear Mr Gandhi

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C. Rammanohar Reddy reviews a new volume seeking to profile Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's early correspondents.We know that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a prolific correspondent who wrote letters
Dear Mr Gandhi

Of patriarchy and gender issues

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This book written by Professor Dr. Profulla C. Sarker is thought about different dimensions of violence against women in patriarchal society. Currently he is distinguished Vice Chancellor of Royal
Of patriarchy and gender issues

In high places

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As the blurb of this book says, while information about the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is plentiful in China's official media, there is comparatively little about the people who
In high places

Elif Batuman's 'The Idiot' sets a romantic crush on simmer

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Dwight Garner illustrates some obsessions and regards of a tender heart as depicted by the authorLove, as Thomas Pynchon wrote, reviewing Gabriel García Márquez's novel 'Love in the Time
Elif Batuman's 'The Idiot' sets a romantic crush on simmer

Putting matters in perspective

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Syed Badrul Ahsan takes a peek into some new ideasSurely the biggest calamity of modern times was the collapse of the Soviet Union and with that
Putting matters in perspective

The contradictions of Joseph Conrad

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Ngugi wa Thiong'o comes across the reckoning of Western conquest and advancing globalization revealed by the writerI turned my back on reading Joseph Conrad in 1967.
The contradictions of Joseph Conrad

Illuminating the darkness

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Divya A depicts some case studies from an era in independent India which illustrates what terrible woes can befall a nation when democracy is snuffed out, as unveiled
Illuminating the darkness

Jorasanko: The poetics of the Andarmahal

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Jorashanko is a book that pulls out readers into the three generations of Tagore family. The 'high politics', romance, tragedy and the little things that make up a
Jorasanko: The poetics of the Andarmahal

Wresting Golda Meir from the shadows

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In late September 1973, Israel's Labor Party made its final campaign pitch for the upcoming elections. It placed ads in all the newspapers with a picture of its
Wresting Golda Meir from the shadows

Awakening the senses

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The Famished Road is the kind of journey that you wish to retake every few years, mimicking themes of reincarnation and echoing the "life imitating art" mantra. Its
Awakening the senses

Achena: Gem of a Bangla translation

| By and Liton Chakraborty Mithun
Liton Chakraborty Mithun unfolds the depth of the workTranslation is a tricky job. It is not simply converting a text from one language to another word
Achena: Gem of a Bangla translation

Dark vision of our future

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Liz Jensen explores the dystopia set in a future USravaged by climate change and war, as revealedby the C Clarke winner authorThe signposts have been around
Dark vision of our future

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