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'Numair Choudhury is the Bangladeshi Bolano' AMITAVA KUMAR

Numair Atif Choudhury's first and only novel, Babu Bangladesh!, published posthumously, was heralded as a sui generis masterpiece. In Taxi Wallah and Other Stories, we encounter more of Choudhury's limitless imagination and deep empathy as he captures the many Bangladeshes that make up the nation.

The stories in this collection are bound by their protagonists - outsiders looking in - whether it is the taxi wallah of the title story who ferries tourists to upmarket hotels in Gulshan, the chokra for whom the streets of Dhaka are both sustenance and threat, Rabia the maid who feels compelled to call even the youngest of her employer's children 'Apa', or the brick breaker who finds his life draining away as he hammers rubble at construction sites...

Fuelled by Choudhury's trademark linguistic verve and energy, Taxi Wallah and Other Stories is a searing yet tender portrait of a country that is fractured but lets in light through the cracks.

Review

Praise for Babu Bangladesh!

An exuberant, genre-defying novel of great ambition, wholly originaland deftly compelling
– TAHMIMA ANAM

Vast in scope, ambition and intelligence – KAMILA SHAMSIE

Once in a rare while, a debut novel appears unannounced and hits youon the back of your head like a truncheon and leaves you stunned – MINT

A tour de force … Exuberant, extravagant, learned, zany, ingenious,whimsical, irreverent and provocative – DAILY STAR

A giant, ambitious, shape-shifter of a novel – OPEN

A strange, brilliant work of erudition told in prose that sings andcharms – HUFFPOST

A true gem, a wondrous time capsule to the past, a curious timemachine to the future – DHAKA TRIBUNE

A polyphonous enigma … One of the most ambitious novels, in anylanguage, to have come out of Bangladesh – SCROLL.IN

A masterful portrait of a country as well as a fitting epitaph forits gone-too-soon author – DAWN

A work of genius – HINDUSTAN TIMES

About the Author

After studying creative writing at Oberlin College and the University of East Anglia, Dr Numair Atif Choudhury did a PhD from the University of Texas, Dallas. He had been working on Babu Bangladesh!, his epic first novel, for nearly fifteen years. Soon after completing the final draft, he passed away in an accident in 2018.
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Taxi Wallah and Other Stories

Taxi Wallah and Other Stories

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  • ISBN: 9789354892134
  • Author: Numair Atif Choudhury
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate India
  • Pages: 132
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

'Numair Choudhury is the Bangladeshi Bolano' AMITAVA KUMAR

Numair Atif Choudhury's first and only novel, Babu Bangladesh!, published posthumously, was heralded as a sui generis masterpiece. In Taxi Wallah and Other Stories, we encounter more of Choudhury's limitless imagination and deep empathy as he captures the many Bangladeshes that make up the nation.

The stories in this collection are bound by their protagonists - outsiders looking in - whether it is the taxi wallah of the title story who ferries tourists to upmarket hotels in Gulshan, the chokra for whom the streets of Dhaka are both sustenance and threat, Rabia the maid who feels compelled to call even the youngest of her employer's children 'Apa', or the brick breaker who finds his life draining away as he hammers rubble at construction sites...

Fuelled by Choudhury's trademark linguistic verve and energy, Taxi Wallah and Other Stories is a searing yet tender portrait of a country that is fractured but lets in light through the cracks.

Review

Praise for Babu Bangladesh!

An exuberant, genre-defying novel of great ambition, wholly originaland deftly compelling
– TAHMIMA ANAM

Vast in scope, ambition and intelligence – KAMILA SHAMSIE

Once in a rare while, a debut novel appears unannounced and hits youon the back of your head like a truncheon and leaves you stunned – MINT

A tour de force … Exuberant, extravagant, learned, zany, ingenious,whimsical, irreverent and provocative – DAILY STAR

A giant, ambitious, shape-shifter of a novel – OPEN

A strange, brilliant work of erudition told in prose that sings andcharms – HUFFPOST

A true gem, a wondrous time capsule to the past, a curious timemachine to the future – DHAKA TRIBUNE

A polyphonous enigma … One of the most ambitious novels, in anylanguage, to have come out of Bangladesh – SCROLL.IN

A masterful portrait of a country as well as a fitting epitaph forits gone-too-soon author – DAWN

A work of genius – HINDUSTAN TIMES

About the Author

After studying creative writing at Oberlin College and the University of East Anglia, Dr Numair Atif Choudhury did a PhD from the University of Texas, Dallas. He had been working on Babu Bangladesh!, his epic first novel, for nearly fifteen years. Soon after completing the final draft, he passed away in an accident in 2018.

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