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Daktar
Viggo Olsen
0825433681
Feb 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
The classic missionary story of Dr. Viggo Olsen continues to thrill readers with its blend of excitement, insight, and inspiration.

About the Author
Viggo Olsen was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He took premed studies at Tulane University and graduate studies at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. After receiving his medical training, he moved to East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and founded a medical missions work in the Chittagong District where modern medical care was unknown. Dr. Olsen is now retired and living in California.


Brick Lane
Monica Ali
0743243315
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Wildly embraced by critics, readers, and contest judges (who put it on the short-list for the 2003 Man Booker Prize), Brick Lane is indeed a rare find: a book that lives up to its hype. Monica Ali's debut novel chronicles the life of Nazneen, a Bangladeshi girl so sickly at birth that the midwife at first declares her stillborn. At 18 her parents arrange a marriage to Chanu, a Bengali immigrant living in England. Although Chanu--who's twice Nazneen's age--turns out to be a foolish blowhard who "had a face like a frog," Nazneen accepts her fate, which seems to be the main life lesson taught by the women in her family. "If God wanted us to ask questions," her mother tells her, "he would have made us men." Over the next decade-and-a-half Nazneen grows into a strong, confident woman who doesn't defy fate so much as bend it to...


Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
Muhammad Yunus
1586481983
October 2003
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Book Review
It began with a simple $27 loan. After witnessing the cycle of poverty that kept many poor women enslaved to high-interest loan sharks in Bangladesh, Dr. Muhammad Yunus lent money to 42 women so they could purchase bamboo to make and sell stools. In a short time, the women were able to repay the loans while continuing to support themselves and their families. With that initial eye-opening success, the seeds of the Grameen Bank, and the concept of microcredit, were planted.

After earning a Ph.D. in economics at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Yunus returned to Bangladesh to settle into a life as a professor. But a famine in 1974 ravaged the country, leading Dr. Yunus to alter his thinking and his life profoundly: "What good were all my complex theories when people were dying of starvation on the sidewalks and porches across...



Breaking Ships
Roland Buerk
1596090367
March 28, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
BBC correspondent Buerk takes the Upton Sinclair route to chronicling the six-month process of disassembling a 38,000-ton oil tanker on the beaches of Bangladesh. He's sympathetic toward workers' plights (the work, as readers are constantly reminded, is backbreaking, and the slums are wretched) and disdainful of the fatcats who, "even in the low season, do well." Each worker profiled is worse off than the previous, though all are ensnared in a relentless cycle of poverty, while wealthy merchants chuckle and talk on cell phones as they bid on materials salvaged from the ships (by bleeding, sweating workers who earn a dollar a day). Buerk's picked a fascinating subject, but readers may be put off by his soapboxing.Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. ...


Field Guide to the Mammals of the Indian Subcontinent
K. K. Gurung
0123093503
Jan 1996
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Book Description

This book is a field guide to the mammals of this unique subcontinent and includes the best places to watch them. It describes each of the 100 plus species that can be recognized in the field, including identification, habitat, range, behavior, diet, breeding, status, and similar species. The Field Guide also contains color illustrations of each mammal as well as tracks of the more prominent species, and mammal lists and maps for each national park.

Key Features: The only current guide to mammals of the region Contains color pictures and full text on the 106 larger species likely to be encountered Includes drawings of tracks of key species to aid identification Presents full details of 23 parks and reserves, with location maps, visiting details and species lists for each

About the...



Bangladesh
Mariam Whyte
076140869X
January 1999
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-9Working within the series format, Heale and Whyte illustrate the striking difference an authors attitude can make. Both books cover the geography, history, government, economy, people, lifestyle, religion, language, arts and leisure, festivals, and food of the individual country. Each page includes an illustration, usually a full-color photograph, and each volume includes both a political and physical map of the country and quick facts. Both describe poor countries with a history of civil war and political instability. However, the condescending tone in Congo is reminiscent of accounts from the colonial period. Heale notices what a foreigner might notice: the country has some of the worst roads in the world, high humidity that can make visitors feel dizzy and sick, and quotes an 1887 visitor about...


Bangladesh
James Heitzman
0160177200
Jan 1990
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Bangladesh
Ellen London
0836831071
December 2003
Hardcover
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Eloquence in Trouble
James M. Wilce
0195106873
Dec 1998
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Book Description
Eloquence in Trouble captures the articulation of several troubled lives in Bangladesh as well as the threats to the very genres of their expression, lament in particular. The first ethnography of one of the most spoken mother tongues on earth, Bangla, this study represents a new approach to
troubles talk, combining the rigor of discourse analysis with the interpretive depth of psychological anthropology. Its careful transcriptions of Bangladeshi troubles talk will disturb some readers and move others--beyond past academic discussion of personhood in South Asia.


Cultural Atlas of India: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka (Cultural Atlas of)
Gordon Johnson
0816030138


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Eloquence in Trouble
James M. Wilce
0195106881
Oct 2003
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Book Description
Eloquence in Trouble captures the articulation of several troubled lives in Bangladesh as well as the threats to the very genres of their expression, lament in particular. The first ethnography of one of the most spoken mother tongues on earth, Bangla, this study represents a new approach to
troubles talk, combining the rigor of discourse analysis with the interpretive depth of psychological anthropology. Its careful transcriptions of Bangladeshi troubles talk will disturb some readers and move others--beyond past academic discussion of personhood in South Asia.


The Hungry Tide
Amitav Ghosh
0618329978
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. One doesn't so much read Ghosh's masterful fifth novel as inhabit his characters and the alluring if treacherous Sundarban archipelago, "the ragged fringe of [India's] sari," where it is set. The author's nuanced descriptions of the moods and microenvironments of the islands serve as a lush backdrop for an intricate narrative that moves fluidly between past and present. Hoping to make her mark in the cetological world, Piyali Roy, an Indian-American marine biologist, travels across the Sundarbans in search of the once plentiful Irrawaddy dolphin. Piyali befriends both an illiterate fisherman, Fokir, who leads her to a dolphin-rich river enclave, and a successful interpreter, Kanai Dutt, who has arrived in the region from New Delhi to retrieve his deceased uncle Nirmal's journal. Through Nirmal, a...


Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
Muhammad Yunus, Alan Jolis
1891620118
June 1, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
It began with a simple $27 loan. After witnessing the cycle of poverty that kept many poor women enslaved to high-interest loan sharks in Bangladesh, Dr. Muhammad Yunus lent money to 42 women so they could purchase bamboo to make and sell stools. In a short time, the women were able to repay the loans while continuing to support themselves and their families. With that initial eye-opening success, the seeds of the Grameen Bank, and the concept of microcredit, were planted.

After earning a Ph.D. in economics at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Yunus returned to Bangladesh to settle into a life as a professor. But a famine in 1974 ravaged the country, leading Dr. Yunus to alter his thinking and his life profoundly: "What good were all my complex theories when people were dying of starvation on the sidewalks and porches across...



Bangladesh
Michael March
1583404961
August 2004
Hardcover
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Singing to the Goddess : Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal
Rachel Fell McDermott
0195134346
March 1, 2001
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Book Description
This vibrant collection presents 145 brief Bengali lyric poems dedicated to the Hindu goddesses Kali and Uma. These poems--many of which are presented here for the first time in English translation--were written from the early eighteenth century up to the contemporary period. They represent
the unique Bengali tradition of goddess worship (Saktism) as it developed over this period. Included are forty poems by the most famous of all Sakta poets, Ramprasad Sen (c.1718-1775) and ten lyrics by the renowned 20th-century poet Kaji Najrul Islam. McDermott's lucid introduction places these
works in their historical context and shows how images of the goddesses evolved over the centuries. Her lively translations of these poetic lyrics evoke the passion and devotion of the followers of Kali and Uma and shed light on the...


Cases in Muhammadan Law
Tahir Mahmood
0195654501
June 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the second edition of a classic first published in 1965. This updated edition contains concise extracts of landmark judgements relating to Muslim law in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It contains all the leading cases on most important issues such as Interpretation of Text, Who is a
Muslim, Hybrids, Customs, Marriage, Dower, Dissolution of Marriage, Acknowledgement of Paternity and Legitimacy, Guardianship, Illegitimate Child, Gilt, Life Interest, Wakf, Mosque, Pre-emption, Administration of Estates, Inheritance; Customary Law, Will, Testamentary Power, with recent updates and
cases from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.


A Divided Legacy
Niaz Zaman
0195795350
Aug 2001
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Book Description
This is the first book to analyze partition novels in three major languages of the subcontinent: English, Bangali and Urdu. The book is thus an important addition to the numerous writings that have appeared in recent years on an event that not only created two nation states but also affected
the psyche of a newly divided people.


Basket Of Bangles, A
Ginger Howard (Author), Cheryl Kirk Noll
0761319026
April 1, 2002
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4-Through fictional characters, Howard shows how five poor, uneducated women get a bank loan and start a business in Bangladesh. Their perseverance is admirable, and the similarities and contrasts between opportunities in the U.S. and those in this nation would certainly lend themselves to discussion. Illustrations show the five friends as they go about their work, against a backdrop of the countryside and village. A brief but succinct explanation of various questions readers might ask is included at the end of the book. The intended audience is questionable; while the book is written on a very simple reading level, the concepts and required background knowledge are for an older age group. Unless one's library has ample funds, this is not a necessary purchase.Alida F. Given, Fairhope Intermediate...


Bangladesh
Michael Baughan
1590848799
March 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 8 Up–Each of these volumes presents a cogent overview of its respective country. Excellent-quality photos and reproductions appear throughout. What distinguishes these titles from similar country books is the detailed examination of the many ways Islam has influenced the culture and politics. Throughout the chapters on history, people, economy, and foreign relations, the importance of the religion is emphasized in every aspect of life. Valliant presents a good discussion of the significance of Islam in the establishment of Bangladesh as an independent nation. In Afghanistan, Whitehead includes an informative section about the Taliban and how it came to power. The material in both volumes is quite current (as of mid-2004), making these good choices for updating nonfiction...


The Emergence of Bangladesh
Badruddin Umar
0195795717
Nov 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is a fresh account, from a people's perspective, of the political struggles in East Pakistan that culminated in the emergence of an independent Bangladesh. The study draws upon original documents as well as the personal experience of the author, who was directly involved in these
struggles.


Bangladesh
Susie Brooks (Editor)
1593892314
August 2005
Hardcover
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Bangladesh: The Next Afghanistan
Hiranmay Karlekar
0761934014
January 1, 2006
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Book Description
In recent years, Bangladesh has experienced an alarming rise in Islamist fundamentalism. The world began to take serious notice of this after the grenade attack on the Awami League’s rally in Dhaka on August 21, 2004 almost succeeded in killing off the entire top leadership of the party. This book shows that terrorist acts such as this are part of a systematic attempt to destroy Bangladesh’s secular and democratic political parties, as well as its vibrant intellectual and cultural life, and to convert the country into a hardline Islamic one. The author further argues that the headquarters of Islamic terrorism is shifting from Afghanistan to Bangladesh, which he describes as a ‘soft’ state with an ineffective government and police force, and which Islamist groups, with their organized and...


Banker to the Poor : The Autobiography of Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank
Muhammad Yunus, Alan Jolis
0195795377
May 1, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is an autobiographical account of the founder of the Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus. This work is a fundamental rethinking of the economic relationship between the rich and the poor, as well as their rights and obligations.


Bangladesh (Lonely Planet Travel Guide Series)
Marika McAdam
1740592808
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Be swept up in the maelstrom of Dhaka, explore the lush forests of the Sundarbans, relax into the serene rhythms of rural life along endless riverbanks and experience the extraordinary kindness of the people - uncover the secrets of one of travel's last frontiers with the only English-language guide to Bangladesh. • REST EASY - opinionated, in-depth accommodation and eating reviews enable you to make the best choice, whatever your budget • DISCOVER THE DIVERSITY of this dynamic country with our comprehensive listings of sights and attractions • FIND YOUR WAY with the help of detailed transport information and over 40 maps • GET THE BACKGROUND on Bangladesh's intriguing history and culture • TALK THE TALK with our Bangla language chapter


The British Papers
Roedad Khan
0195796551
May 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
For the first time, secret and confidential British diplomatic dispatches have surfaced that provide a revealing view of events in the subcontinent from 1947 to 1969. These documents, obtained from the British Archives, give a very extensive and fascinating documentary picture of these events
from 1958 to 1969. The material includes reports of meetings with Heads of State and Government, important ministers, high dignitaries, political leaders, and critical analysis of the state of mind of the people in power and their political opponents.


Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives
Richard Grimmett, et al
0691049106
November 8, 1999
Paperback
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Book Description

From the snowcapped Himalayas and the Indus valley, to the Ganges delta and the Sri Lankan forests, the Indian subcontinent is home to 13% of the world's species of birds and thousands of birders and ecotourists flock to the area every year. This field guide will be indispensable to those who wish to find and identify the many species of avifauna of the Indian subcontinent and environs.

Featuring more than 150 color plates by eminent bird illustrators from Europe and India, it depicts all the known species in the region, ranging from the Himalayan Snowcock in the north to the Sri Lanka Spurfowl in the south. The plates include all relevant identifiable subspecies, as well as ages and sexes. It contains hundreds of range maps and the succinct text on the facing pages covers identification, voice, and distribution....



The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank
David Bornstein
0195187490
November 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Described by its founder, Muhammad Yunus, as a "socially conscious capitalist enterprise," the much-lauded Grameen Bank in Bangladesh seems to be one of the Third World's brightest success stories. By viewing poor people as potential entrepreneurs, the bank has helped village people, especially women, to better their lives in small but significant ways. Bornstein, a Canadian journalist based in New York City, provides an episodic, sometimes choppy portrait of Grameen, Yunus and some of the people whose lives have been affected by the bank. Bornstein's portrait isn't all rosy, however. He hedgingly describes conflicting opinions on whether the bank, which receives significant amounts of grants and low-cost loans, could survive on its own. And, since many American organizations have been studying Grameen, he...


The Emergence of Bangladesh
Badruddin Umar
0195979087
June 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The saga of the birth of Bangladesh continues with this second volume in Umar's magisterial history. Here he focuses on Ayub Khan, Pakistan's first military dictator, who emerged as a representative of the West Pakistan rising bourgeoisie. The author cites events that led to Ayub's downfall.
The united state of Pakistan ended on December 16, 1971 with the surrender of the eastern command of the Pakistan armed forces. The book clearly describes and analyzes these developments, basing its account on available documents and eyewitness accounts.

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