Brick Lane

A captivating read from a debut novelist, Brick Lane brings the immigrant milieu of East London to vibrant life With great poignancy, Ali illuminates a foreign world her well developed characters pull readers along on a deeply psychological, almost spiritual journey Through the eyes of two

The Good Muslim

From prizewinning Bangladeshi novelist Tahmima Anam comes her deeply moving second novel about the rise of Islamic radicalism in Bangladesh, seen through the intimate lens of a family Pankaj Mishra praised A Golden Age, Tahmima Anam s debut novel, as a startlingly accomplished and gripping novel

Lajja: Shame

The Duttas Sudhamoy, Kironmoyee, and their two children, Suranjan and Maya have lived in Bangladesh all their lives Despite being part of the country s small Hindu community, that is terrorized at every opportunity by Muslim fundamentalists, they refuse to leave their country, as most of their

Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

Muhammad Yunus is that rare thing a bona fide visionary His dream is the total eradication of poverty from the world In 1983, against the advice of banking and government officials, Yunus established Grameen, a bank devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with minuscule loans Grameen

White Teeth

At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of Englands irrevocable transformation A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth challenged,

The Storm

Inspired by the 1970 Bhola Cyclone, in which half a million people perished overnight, The Storm seamlessly interweaves five love stories that, together, chronicle sixty years of Bangladeshi history Shahryar, a recent Ph.D graduate and father of nine year old Anna, must leave the US when his visa