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The Book of Dhaka
The Book of Dhaka

The Book of Dhaka

A City in Short Fiction

Edited by Arunava Sinha, Edited by Pushpita Alam

Reading the City


224 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $21.90)

Publication Date: October 2016

ISBN 9781905583805

Rights: US & CA

Comma Press (Oct 2016)

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Dhaka is the world’s tenth largest city with a population of more than 18 million people. We will bring ten unique short stories from this overwhelming, vibrant, capital city to English-reading audiences in the next installation of our popular "Reading the City" series. Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh, which emerged as a nation state in 1971 after a violent struggle for independence from West Pakistan. Bangladesh and Dhaka have a very complex political and social history and an incredibly rich and varied cultural inheritance. Comma are very excited to bring a host of short stories in translation to a new audience.

Author Biography

Authors in The Book of Dhaka include: Akhteruzzaman Elias, Anwara Syed Haq, Bipradash Barua, Moinul Ahsan Saber, Parvez Hossain, Rashida Sultana, Salma Bani, Shaheen Akhtar, Syed Manzoorul Islam, Wasi Ahmed