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Recommended books (7)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around Asia Challenge were written by authors from bangladesh. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

1.

A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam EN

Rating: 4     20 Votes
Country: Asia / Bangladesh flag Bangladesh
Description:
Spring, 1971, East Pakistan. Rehana Haque is throwing a party for her beloved children, Sohail and Maya. Her young family is growing up fast, and Rehana wants to remember this day forever. But out on the hot city streets, something violent is brewing. As the civil war develops, a war which will eventually see the birth of Bangladesh, Rehana struggles to keep her children safe and finds herself facing a heartbreaking dilemma.
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Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

2.

Banker To The Poor : Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus EN

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Country: Asia / Bangladesh flag Bangladesh
Description:
The inspirational story of how Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus invented microcredit, founded the Grameen Bank, and transformed the fortunes of millions of poor people around the world. Muhammad Yunus was a professor of economics in Bangladesh, who realized that the most impoverished members of his community were systematically neglected by the banking system -- no one would loan them any money. Yunus conceived of a new form of banking -- microcredit -- that would offer very small loans to the poorest people without collateral, and teach them how to manage and use their loans to create succes... continue

3.

Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Bangladesh flag Bangladesh
Description:
Everyone likes Humaira "Hani" Khan—she’s easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she’s in a relationship...with a girl her friends absolutely hate—Ishita "Ishu" Dey. Ishu is the complete opposite of Hani. She’s an academic overachiever who hopes that becoming head girl will set her on the right track for college. But Ishita agrees to help Hani, if Hani will help her become more popular so that she stands a chance of bei... continue
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Recommended: 21 Jul 2022

4.

Lajja by Taslima Nasrin EN

Rating: 3     3 Votes
Country: Asia / Bangladesh flag Bangladesh
Description:
A savage indictment of religious extremism and man’s inhumanity to man, Lajja was banned in Bangladesh, but became a bestseller in the rest of the world. The Duttas—Sudhamoy and Kironmoyee, and their children, Suranjan and Maya— have lived in Bangladesh all their lives. Despite being members of a small, vulnerable Hindu community, they refuse to leave their country, unlike most of their friends and relatives. Sudhamoy believes with a naive mix of optimism and idealism that his motherland will not let him down. And then, on 6 December 1992, the Babri Masjid is demolished. The world condemns the... continue

5.

Leave the World Behind : A Novel by Rumaan Alam EN

Rating: 3.5     49 Votes
Country: Asia / Bangladesh flag Bangladesh
Description:
"A ... novel about two families--strangers to each other--who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong"--

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Shame : A Novel by Tasalimā Nāsarina EN

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Country: Asia / Bangladesh flag Bangladesh
Description:
Not since Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses has the publication of a book provoked such mob violence, public outcries for the arrest and death of the author, and international efforts to secure her safety.The animosity and bloodletting between Muslim and Hindu extremists on the Indian subcontinent is centuries old. When the Barbri Mosque at Ayodhya, India, was destroyed by Hindu fundamentalists on December 6, 1992, fierce mob reprisals took place against the Hindu minority in Muslim Bangladesh. These incidents form the backdrop for Dr. Taslima Nasrin's explosive and courageous book, Shame, descr... continue
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

7.

The Good Muslim by Tahmima Anam EN

Rating: 3.5     4 Votes
Country: Asia / Bangladesh flag Bangladesh
Description:
In the dying days of a brutal civil war, Sohail Haque stumbles upon an abandoned building. Inside, he finds a young woman whose story will haunt him for a lifetime to come . . . Almost a decade later, Sohail’s sister Maya returns home after a long absence to find her beloved brother transformed. While Maya has stuck to her revolutionary ideals, Sohail has shunned his old life to become a charismatic religious leader. And when Sohail decides to send his son to madrasa, the conflict between them comes to a devastating climax. Set in Bangladesh at a time when religious fundamentalism is on the ri... continue
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Recommended: 20 Feb 2022


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