Akhteruzzaman Elias

Akhteruzzaman Elias (1943-1997) was a Bangladeshi novelist and short story writer, who despite only writing two novels, is regarded by most critics as among the pantheon of great Bengali authors. Chilekothar Sepai (The Soldier in the Attic, 1987) detailed the psychological journey of a man during the turbulent period just prior to Bangladeshi independence in 1971, and offered an unrivalled depiction of life in Puran Dhaka - the old town. Khoabnama (A Tale of Dreams, 1996) depicts the socio-political scene in rural pre-partition Bangladesh.  His many awards include Bangla Academy Award for Literature (1983), the Kazi Mahbubullah Gold Medal (1996), and the Ekushey Padak (posthumously, 1999).

Anthologies featuring Akhteruzzaman Elias

The Book of Dhaka

Stories taken from the bustling, chaotic city of Dhaka by ten talented writers. At their core, these stories are of quintessential human relationships and motivations that would have resonance in virtually any part of the world.