Brick Lane

Brick LaneA captivating read from a debut novelist, Brick Lane brings the immigrant milieu of East London to vibrant life With great poignancy, Ali illuminates a foreign world her well developed characters pull readers along on a deeply psychological, almost spiritual journey Through the eyes of two Bangla

The Good Muslim

The Good MuslimFrom prizewinning Bangladeshi novelist Tahmima Anam comes her deeply moving second novel about the rise of Islamic radicalism in Bangladesh, seen through the intimate lens of a family n nPankaj Mishra praised A Golden Age, Tahmima Anam s debut novel, as a startlingly accomplished and gripping novel

The Newlyweds

The NewlywedsA powerful, funny, richly observed tour de force by one of America s most acclaimed young writers a story of love and marriage, secrets and betrayals n nA powerful, funny, richly observed tour de force by one of America s most acclaimed young writers a story of love and marriage, secrets and betray

Lajja: Shame

Lajja: ShameThe Duttas Sudhamoy, Kironmoyee, and their two children, Suranjan and Maya have lived in Bangladesh all their lives Despite being part of the country s small Hindu community, that is terrorized at every opportunity by Muslim fundamentalists, they refuse to leave their country, as most of their

The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide

The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten GenocideA riveting history the first full account of the involvement of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the 1971 atrocities in Bangladesh that led to war between India and Pakistan, shaped the fate of Asia, and left in their wake a host of major strategic consequences for the world today.Giving an asto

1971: A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh

1971: A Global History of the Creation of BangladeshThe war of 1971 was the most significant geopolitical event in the Indian subcontinent since its partition in 1947 At one swoop, it led to the creation of Bangladesh, and it tilted the balance of power between India and Pakistan steeply in favor of India The Line of Control in Kashmir, the nuclear

The Bones of Grace (Bangla Desh #3)

The Bones of Grace (Bangla Desh #3)The much anticipated new novel by the Granta Best of Young British Novelist n Anwar told me that it wasn t until he almost died that he realised he needed to find the woman he had once loved I ve thought about that a lot in the last few years, that if Anwar hadn t worked on that building site, he

I Remember Abbu

I Remember Abbun A touching story of war, family, innocence, and memory from one of the top Bengali writers of all time For the first time translated into English nBangladesh, 1971 the war of independence from Pakistan has torn through peaceful villages and turned life upside down In the midst of war, one youn

Bangladesh: A Legacy of Blood

Bangladesh: A Legacy of BloodBangladesh A Legacy of Blood is a book written by journalist Anthony Mascarenhas The book chronicles the bloody coups and uprisings in the post independence Bangladesh The book focuses on the two towering figures of Bangladeshi politics, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Ziaur Rahman They are popularly

In the Light of What We Know

In the Light of What We KnowA bold, epic debut novel set during the war and financial crisis that defined the beginning of our century n nAn investment banker approaching forty, his career collapsing and his marriage unraveling, receives a surprise visitor at his West London town house Confronting the disheveled figure of a So

A History of Bangladesh

A History of BangladeshBangladesh is a new name for an old land whose history is little known to the wider world A country chiefly famous in the West for media images of poverty, underdevelopment, and natural disasters, Bangladesh did not exist as an independent state until 1971 Willem van Schendel s history reveals the

Sultana's Dream

Sultana's DreamThe female narrator of Sultana s Dream wanders into a dream city that shuns war and violence In this utopian world, women rule and men are content with their places in the kitchen The queen of this kingdom explains how women won and kept their peace against men and their war like ways n nThis editi

White Teeth

White TeethAt the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England s irrevocable transformation A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth challenged, Jamai


WatchedMarina Budhos s extraordinary and timely novel examines what it s like to grow up under surveillance, something many Americans experience and most Muslim Americans know Naeem is far from the model teen Moving fast in his immigrant neighborhood in Queens is the only way he can outrun the eyes of

Bright Lines

Bright LinesA vibrant debut novel, set in Brooklyn and Bangladesh, Bright Lines follows three young women and one family struggling to make peace with secrets and their past n nFor as long as she can remember, Ella has longed to feel at home Orphaned as a child after her parents murder, and afflicted with hal

The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday

The Gurkha and the Lord of TuesdayWhen the djinn king Melek Ahmar wakes up after millennia of imprisoned slumber, he finds a world vastly different from what he remembers Arrogant and bombastic, he comes down the mountain expecting an easy conquest the wealthy, spectacular city state of Kathmandu, ruled by the all knowing, all see