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Free download ´ A Golden Age 102 Ill happen in the days and months that follow For this is East Pakistan in 1971 a country on the brink of war And this family's life is about to change forever Set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War of Independence 'A Golde. This is a debut novel set against the Bangladesh War of Independence it s not a historical novel but the story is told through the medium of one family and those in their immediate circle The plot has a personal inspiration and is the story of Rehana Haue She is a single mother her children are in their late teens and are part of the struggle for independence There is the brutality of war mostly at a distance sometimes present and political events intrude but there is a continuum of family life food neighbours love and loss Sadly I don t know enough about the historical events to comment on the historical accuracy but Anam tells an engaging story Whilst there is warmth and empathy for those struggling for independence the characterisation is very polarised and the Pakistan based characters tend to be generally evil The violence and atrocities are there but they are not overdone nor too vividly drawnThe novel is well written and easy to read the main strength is the family drama and there is a good bit of tension as well I enjoyed it and it covered an area that I know too little about

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Free download ´ A Golden Age 102 N Age' is a story of passion and revolution of hope faith and unexpected heroism In the chaos of this era everyone must make choices And as she struggles to keep her family safe Rehana will be forced to face a heartbreaking dilemma. Until the end of 1971 Bangladesh inhabited mainly by Bengalis was known as East Pakistan West Pakistan now all that remains of Pakistan is and was inhabited by a Punjabi majority In 1970 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Mujib a Bengali and his party won the parliamentary elections Mujib was prevented from taking office by President General Yahya Khan of West Pakistan who along with many of his fellow Punjabis and Pathans held the Bengalis in low regard He arrested Mujib in early 1971 and launched a vicious military assault on East Pakistan Its aim was to decimate the Bengali population During this operation about a million East Pakistanis fled to neighbouring India and anything between 30000 and 3000000 East Pakistanis were massacred Had it not been for the intervention of Indian armed forces many would have been killed By the end of 1971 Yahya s forces were defeated Mujib was released and soon after this East Pakistan divorced itself from West Pakistan and the republic of Bangladesh was bornTahmima Anam the author of A Golden Age was born in Dhaka the capital of Bangladesh 4 years after the end of the Bangaldeshi s struggle against Yahya Khan s forces of West Pakistan Yet her novel which is set mainly in Dhaka during 1971 gave me the feeling that she had been an eye witness of those troubled timesThe main character in the book is the widowed Rehana a non Bengali who lives in Dhaka Both of her children become involved in the struggle against Yahya s forces She tries to maintain her home as things gradually deteriorate all around her and her children become ever deeply embroiled in the resistance to the murderous thugs including her brother in law whose home was in West Pakistan who had invaded their country At first I was lulled into thinking that Rehana was an innocent in a sea of turmoil but as the tale unwinds I learned that she also harboured secrets some of which had nothing to do with the invasion of Yahya s forcesThe novel is beautifully written Ms Anam gently creates the atmosphere of terror that was developing in Dhaka by subtle allusions to it She resists the temptation to dwell on graphic descriptions of the atrocities performed by Yahya s forces to suppress the Bengalis in order to restore order And when on occasion she does describe such atrocities she says only sufficient to allow the reader s imagination to do the restA Golden Age is laced with transliterations of Bangla and Urdu words which will be understood by those familiar with the sub continent but may puzzle readers who are not There is no glossary because Ms Anam follows in the footsteps of Salman Rushdie who led the way according to what my wife learnt from a conversation with the author Shashi Deshpande in dispensing with such things However the inclusion of unexplained vernacular terms does not detract from the enjoyment of a book which I can strongly recommend nor its comprehensibility Al Jazeera The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel That is Challenging the West era Une ténébreuse affaire everyone must make choices And as she struggles to keep her family safe Rehana will be forced to face a heartbreaking dilemma. 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Free download ´ A Golden Age 102 As young widow Rehana Haue awakes one March morning she might be forgiven for feeling happy Her children are almost grown the city is buzzing with excitement after recent elections Change is in the air But no one can foresee what w. The Bangladesh War of Independence or simply the Liberation War in Bangladesh was a revolution and armed conflict sparked by the rise of the Bengali nationalist and self determination movement in East Pakistan and the 1971 Bangladesh genocide It resulted in the independence of the People s Republic of Bangladesh The war began after the Pakistani military junta based in West Pakistan launched Operation Searchlight against the people of East Pakistan on the night of 25 March 1971 It pursued the systematic elimination of nationalist Bengali civilians students intelligentsia religious minorities and armed personnel The junta annulled the results of the 1970 elections and arrested Prime Minister elect Sheikh Mujibur Rahman source WikipediaRehana Haue a widow with two young adult children lived in Bangladesh She had married a man she had not expected to love loved a man she had not expected to lose lived a life of moderation a life of few surprises She had asked her father to find her a husband with little ambition Someone whose fortunes had nowhere to go Life was good in her bungalow with her card playing friends her two neighbors who were than family to her and a secret she kept since her children were taken away from her ten years earlier They came back into her life in a mysterious wayIt was the day of the tenth celebration party for her two children s return when the gun fire started in the city and keep on thundering for the next nine months in 1971 That those nine months of the war were like nine generations brimming with lives and deaths that Sohail had survived while his friends had died and that here was the city burned and blistered and alive where she was going to see what remained of the man with the scar across his face who had lived in her house for ninety six days and passed like a storm through her small life Historical fiction A tale of loss love and betrayal Of a family who survived when Rehana Haue did everything she could facing death and destruction to protect her two children daughter Maya and son SohailThe ending left the impression that this book might be a series which it turned out to be The denouement left me slightly annoyed but despite that it was a beautifully written story in prose that flowed like music on paper Colorful cinematic atmospheric mesmerizing warm gripping and absolutely worth the readRECOMMENDED


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    Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Tahmima Anam Tahmima Anam ↠ 2 Characters Characters A Golden Age I did not know even the most solid facts of this history My ignorance is all the embarrassing since I live in an area of London with a large Bengali community and count Bengali folks among my students their families One of the things I find most frustrating about myself is that my memory will not hold dates will not hold a timeline seems radically inhospitable to histories I find it very difficult to read histo

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    Characters A Golden Age Tahmima Anam ↠ 2 Characters PDF A Golden Age Until the end of 1971 Bangladesh inhabited mainly by Bengalis was known as ‘East Pakistan’ West Pakistan now all that remains of Pakistan is and was inhabited by a Punjabi majority In 1970 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ‘Mujib’a Bengali and his party won the parliamentary elections Mujib was prevented from taking office b

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    PDF A Golden Age This story about the separation of Bangladesh from Pakistan takes place from very shortly before the civil war with a completely unnecessary prologue set 20 years before until the day before the war is over It is the story of a family of a mother who had given up her children but not really and of her children's political activities for their blossoming countryWhile this is a beautiful setup and there are some very striking sce

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