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The Glass Bangles Paperback – 2011
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The Glass Bangles is Nashid Kamal's first novel in English. The novel is about the plight of a young woman hailing from a remote village of Sylhet, Bangladesh and her pursuit of life in London, UK. It spans over a period of time when Bangladesh was going through political turmoil and also touches upon the political divides of the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent. Nashid Kamal is popularly known as an eminent musician in Bangladesh. She hails from a well-known family of Bangladesh; her parents Professor Husne Ara Kamal (late) and former Chief Justice Mustafa Kamal are also well-known writers. Nashid has been a brilliant student all her life. Nashid Kamal earned her PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 'Medical Demography'. She has had a teaching career since 1986 starting first with the Dhaka University, and is currently a Professor of Biostatistics at a private university in Dhaka. She has been a visiting scholar at the Penn State University, Southern Illinois University in USA and University College of London, UK. She has received the Mellon Foundation award from the Penn State University, USA. The Return of Laili (Selected Songs of Kazi Nazrul Islam) is one of her remarkable books published by Adorn Publications.