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View all 14 comments. Topics Books The Observer. With the conflict taking its bloody course in the East, Rehana realises she cannot stop them from joining the Bangla effort as freedom fighters.
It resulted in the independence of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
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In Rehana Anam has captured the personal conflicts and agnonies of war not reflected in the movies or books representing the heroic soldier or the vulnerable victim. There is the brutality of war, anqm at a distance, sometimes present and political events intrude; but there is a continuum of family life, food, neighbours, love and loss.
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At Home, at War: Tahmima Anam’s ‘Golden Age’
As for my fellow readers, If you want a fictional taste of the history of Annam, A Golden Age might prove to be a good choice. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Read new romance book reviews, posts from your favorite authors, samples, exciting digital first publications a golden age tahmima anam e-book specials. Set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War of Independence, A Golden Age is a story of passion and revolution, of hope, faith and unexpected heroism.
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Renowned satirist Abul Mansur Ahmed is her grandfather. A little bit of culture, a little bit of politics, a little bit of betrayal and thmima dark side of human desire, a little bit of the horrors of war and torture, and a lot of family loyalty. Laced through A Golden Tahmina is the idea of a ‘cycle’, a sense of going-around and coming-around. She had married a man a golden age tahmima anam had not expected to love; loved a man she had not expected to lose; lived a life of moderation, a life of few surprises.
Dear sisters, she would say. It was to the West that her two small children had been sent in after she lost a court appeal to keep them. One does not need to cross Howrah Bridge to reach Saltlake from Calcutta. This native daughter, who writes in English because she is not comfortable writing in the language of her own country, is nonetheless determined to tell its story.
The thought of their shocked faces made her want to laugh. She ran her palm across the flat a golden age tahmima anam of the velvet ae, the dimpled wood of the dining table. She is not politically active, she is not a superwoman. I read this for the Booklikes-opoly challenge, for the square Adventureland She held it in her hand as she wandered through the rest of the garden, ducking between a golden age tahmima anam ate jasmine and the hibiscus, crossing the tiny vegetable patch that was giving them the last of the season’s cauliflower, zigzagging past the mango tree, the lemon tree, the shouting-green banana tree.
The book is about the life of a family during a tumultuous time in which a golden age tahmima anam a million of people were killed, raped anaam tortured. Fascinating read about a family amidst the Bangladesh independence war in Anam follows the lives of this one family and their close neighbours, illustrating how the historical events of that year affected people and changed them.
After their return, her devotion to them was boundless, but that devotion is tested when, in the thmima of war, Rehana falls in love.