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Book Review: The Golden Age, by Tahmima Anam

In 1947, the British Empire messed up its exit while dividing territories. The Indo-Pak partition is a classic example of how the British knew what to do but desisted from doing so, as though in silent revenge of an Empire that had been brought down on its knees. The Partition of India and Pakistan is one of the world's bloodiest and tragic events in world history. At the time, Pakistan comprised of East and West, separated by India in its middle. Many writers and poets have written in detail about the partition and the bloodshed following the same, mostly from the perspective of either India or Pakistan. However, a middle path of interpretation has rarely been documented or appreciated by the world at large. However, here is one such book that is a literary gem because it is accurate yet it is a story teller’s carefully woven world of real life and events in interpreting the making of Bangladesh.

In Tahmima Anam's award winning debut novel, A Golden Age, she describes Pakista…