Literature in Bangladesh: Selected Short Stories from Bangladesh edited by Niaz Zaman ISBN 984 05 1309 5 1998 222pp 215x136mm HB Tk.300.00 US$23.00
The twenty stories in this anthology have been written over a period of almost fifty years and include stories about the partition of 1947 and the liberation war of 1971. Some of the best-known writers of Bangladesh are included in this volume: Shaukat Osman, Hasan Azizul Huq, Selina Hossain, Rizia Rahman. Many of the writers have won national and international awards for their work. Together, the stories provide an introduction to the genre as well as a glimpse into the social, political, and cultural life of Bangladesh.
Niaz Zaman is Professor and Chairperson, Department of English, University of Dhaka. She has edited a number of books, among them Other Englishes: Essays on Commonwealth Writing and Infinite Variety: Women in Society and Literature. She is the editor of the Bangladesh Journal of American Studies. She also does some creative writing and has published an anthology of short stories: The Dance and Other Stories.