** Excessive fuel price hike causing terrible hardship yet govt admits no regret ** Bangladesh received $732m loan from IMF as balance-of-payment aid for Covid ** A group of students holds a sit-in programme by tying black clothes over their faces in front of the Petrobangla building at Karwan Bazar on Wednesday to protest against the fuel price hike and demand the resignation of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) Chairman ABM Azad. NN photo ** ‘Hike in fuel price could have been avoided’ ** Finance minister warns on BRI loans from China ** The major rivers in Barishal division flow over the danger level that causes inundation in most of the areas of Barishal city. The photo was taken from Vola Kheyaghat area of Tetulia River on Wednesday. NN photo ** BD did not ask Swiss banks for its citizens' deposited money : Swiss envoy ** Dollar soars to record Tk 119 in kerb market ** Dysfunctional referral system creates anarchy in medical services ** Health ministry's TC law strengthening initiatives welcomed ** Forget western sanctions on Myanmar, instead, think of an emergency govt to save us from impending catastrophe ** Young man set his motorcycle on fire after getting angry with traffic sergeant ** Vehicles get stuck on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway at Gouripur, Daudkandi Upazila in Cumilla on Monday morning as a long tailback was created on the road due to heavy pressure of vehicles, causing immense sufferings to the commuters. NN photo ** Dollar rate hits all time high at Tk 115 in kerb mkt ** RMG sector loses bargaining power ** US Senate clears landmark climate change bill ** Rape, robbery in running bus on the rise ** Holy Ashura today ** Country takes on more reserve fattening World Bank loans ** Launches remain anchored at Daulatdia ferry ghat in Rajbari on Saturday due to lack of passengers. NN photo ** City buses overcharge passengers defying govt order ** NBR yet to receive any instruction for tax cut on fuel import ** People to bear the brunt ** Low, middle income earners puzzled to bear family cost ** Gang raped on running bus: 5 held in Gazipur **
Book Review

A Gipsy Daughter

21 February 2020
A Gipsy Daughter

by Md Maiz Uddin :
Published by Ramshankar Debanath, Bivas, 68-69 Pearidas Road (Rumi Market) Shop No 10, Banglabazar, Dhaka. Publication: February, 2020. Cover: Author. Available at Chirodin Prokashoni, Matigondha. www.rokomari. com. http://rokomari.com/bivas/matigondha.
In the flap of the book the author has said, “The book will quench the literary thirst of the enthusiastic readers of our country and abroad because of its artistic literary technique and dictions in the theme of the context. The natural beauty and social environment has been depicted with a view to creating attraction....”
The chapters of the book are: The Hermitage/17, A Gipsy Daughter /19, Death of a man/23, Shakespeare-unique personality in the world of literature/31, Folklore of our country/35, Humanism/37, Characteristic of modern poetry/40, Prity an amazing girl/43, Rupa/48, The child lost/52, The poor boy/55, Significance of the month of March in our history/61.
The book has been dedicated to the parents of the writer and Devidas Sen Roy.
There are three messages on the publication of the book. Dr. Atiur Rahman, Bangabandhu Chair Professor, University of Dhaka & Former Governor, Bangladesh Bank, in his mesage on the book has said, “I am pleased to know that Md Maiz Uddin is going to publish a book titled A Gipsy Daughter which I think will be useful for readers of the new era...” Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Editor, The Daily Observer, evaluated, “...The book is fascinating for its themes....” Habibullah Sirajee, Director General, Bangla Academy, expressed his hope, “The readers will enjoy reading it....”
We expect wide circulation of the book.      ---Literature Desk

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