ISBN 9788192226606,Freedom's Mother

Freedom's Mother


Anisul Hoque



Palimpsest Publisher

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788192226606

ISBN-10 8192226603

Hard Back

Number of Pages 350 Pages
Language (English)


One war often merges into another. One lonely journey subsumes the anger of a million footsteps. When Safia Begum walked out of the New Eskaton mansion in the middle of the night with her young son, to protest her husband's second marriage, she had no idea the war in her inner courtyard would one day merge with her land's bloody battle for freedom. Anisul Hoque's Freedom's Mother traces the invisible link between a gutsy woman's rebellion and a people's fight for independence. Long before women's rights became a fashionable term, Safia Begum protected her dignity as a wife and turned her back on the security of a lavish home. It was only natural that the rough and raw of war would enter her distressed household. Her only child joined the guerrilla campaign and she did not hold him back. Her home doubled up as a guerilla base. After Azad was captured by the army, Safia Begum met him in the lockup. Baba, I hope you have not given away your friends in the face of torture, she told him, blowing away the last chance to save him. In the backdrop of the 1971 Bangladesh war, Freedom's Mother is an epic tale of a frail woman's heroism that captures the pulse of an extraordinary time. About The Author Born in Rangpur, Bangladesh in 1965, Anisul Hogue trained as an engineer. He, however, opted for the world of writing. A Deputy Editor on the Prothom Ala, Dhaka's leading newspaper, he is a prolific writer in Bengali. He has written fifteen novels, a collection of poems and a considerable volume of nonfiction. He secured his position on the literary landscape of his country with the publication of Ma in 2003. A best-seller in Bangladesh, it has so far run into forty-four editions. In 2009 the book won the Citi-Ananda Alo award for best fiction. Freedom's Mother is the English translation of Ma

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