Author: Tahmima Anam

Language: English

Summary: Rehana Haque, a young widow, blissfully prepares for the party she will host for her son and daughter. But this is 1971 in East Pakistan, and change is in the air.

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 in the midst of chaos—and of one woman’s heartbreaking struggle to keep her family safe. Source:


  • Available as an eBook
  • Available also in Italian

Reader’s review:  A novel recounting the story of a Dhaka family during the 1971 War of Independence. Superb. I read it before going to Bangladesh and again when I was there, and it taught me so much (Paola)

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