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Songs at the river's edge : stories from a Bangladeshi village

Author: Katy Gardner
Publisher: London ; Chicago : Pluto Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author's account of her fifteen-month stay in the small Bangladeshi village of Talukpur has become a classic study of rural life in South Asia. A glossary is included. The author states that this book "is not an academic anthropological text but a series of stories, some of which I wrote whilst wiling away the evenings in Talukpur, and others which were completed on my return to Britain. Although 'true' in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katy Gardner
ISBN: 0745310958 9780745310954 074531094X 9780745310947
OCLC Number: 35927839
Description: xi, 148 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword1. September Arrival2. The Lives that Allah Gives3. Hushnia gets married4. A Woman's Place5. The Lives that Allah Takes6. Roukea buys a new Sari7. Stories of the Spirits8. Storms9. Abdullah seeks a Cure10. Alim Ullah goes to Saudi11. Ambia's story12. November departure
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The author's account of her 18 months in a Bangladeshi village, living with the villagers, absorbing their life and culture.  Read more...

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'In reading it, you experience a profound sense of entering another community and seeing it from the inside. Gardner's evocative descriptions and her ability to convey the emotional intensity of its Read more...

 
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