The Good Muslim has ratings and reviews. Pankaj Mishra praised A Golden Age, Tahmima Anam’s debut novel, as a “startlingly accomplished and. In “A Golden Age,”Tahmima Anam chronicled Bangladesh’s war for independence through the story of Rehana Haque, a widow drawn. Delicate, heart-wrenching and poetic, this is a novel ofgreat poise and power.” — Tash Aw, author of The Harmony Silk Factory Set in Bangladesh at a ti.

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She involves tshmima in the rescue of Zaid from a father who seems monstrous, but is actually too involved in his own mourning and reparation to concern himself with his child. His is a flimsy, self-constructed identity which eventually must crash down.

It was translated into 22 languages. That was how she emerged: Worst of all, her beloved brother, Sohail, has become a stranger to her, abandoning his liberal beliefs to become a strict religious leader. The nightmares that came from pain and bloodshed have made it almost completely impossible for him to be at peace and begin a new life.

Their mother Rehanna does what she always has, tahmi,a herself to her family. I understand that they were fighting the Pakistani army and that they won, but that’s all.

These are two souls who have survived the war of Independence that birthed the nation of Bangladesh, and the revolution that finally has calmed down in their world.

A must read novel for one and all. But when her brother sends his own son elsewhere – opening up even more family difficulties and pain – Maya finds herself trying anwm deal with the fact that if she chooses sides she may tagmima her brother forever.

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Other than a few sounds bites about the dichotomy of culture and religion among Bangladeshis, it falls short in writing, editing and finally saddens with a climax that could be foreseen a mile away.

I have read a couple of books this year which incorporate this war from different perspectives Basti and Midnight’s Good and this is definitely my fa Set a number of years after the end of the Bangladesh War of Independence, this novel follows the Haque family and documents how they try to recover from the events of the war, long after its end.

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Maybe Anam was just trying to be balanced or something, but even there, I could do without another book where a woman not previously interested in these things suddenly decides she needs a husband and babies to be happy after all–and the romance was weak and uninteresting, although fortunately it doesn’t take up much time.

Maya, resolutely secular, begins to understand Sohail’s religious zeal and to reflect on the practicality of religion and a possible return to prayer: Her mother has been waiting for her daughter for the past seven years is finally happy to have her daughter back.

Sohail’s conversion, and Maya’s escape, acquire more complex dimensions as consequences converge and secrets are revealed. The book follows a family in Bangladesh inat the end of Pakistan’s brutal civil war. She remembered her politics, the promises she made to herself about the country. She has been away for more than a decade in the north of Bangladesh, where, having given up her aspirations to be a surgeon, she has been working as a “simple country doctor”.

It’s another strong presence in the novel, but like the war and the landscape and even the characters, it’s not the in-your-face issue you’d expect from the title and the premise. Sohail becomes a devout Muslim, using his gifts for oratory to build a following for a fundamentalist Islam that is completely foreign to his “pre-war” personality, while Maya becomes a surgeon and political activist who desperately tries to reclaim the soul of her beloved brother by mentoring his neglected young son, Zaid.

While A Golden Age’s central themes center around the different kind of loves experienced by humans and to what length we will go for it, The Good Muslim is about family and faith.

Right from the very first page, the story is so compelling that it will suck the readers into its rahmima, darkest depth of the story line. I helped her, and I felt — well, as I hadn’t felt in a long time. Once she had given everything for her children. Unlike the first book, this story is muskim about the relationship between brother and sister than from Rehanna’s point of view. I would not recommend reading this alone.

Anam is a competent writer, but if you’ve not read her previous book as I have notyou may be at the same considerable disadvantage that I feel I was reading The Good Muslim. To see what your gopd thought of this book, please sign up.


Tahmimw escapes from shadowy rituals of mourning to more affirmative celebrations of past ideals and victories. As well, spr Anam is a competent writer, but if you’ve not read her previous book as I have notyou may be at the same considerable disadvantage that I feel I was reading The Good Muslim. Now that the revolution was successful, brother and sister struggle on how to cope in this budding time of peace.

The Good Muslim by Tahmima Anam – review

In a nutshell, godo is an intriguing, enlightening yet painful story that will make the readers ache for the characters in the glod, and will also fill their hearts with a sense of respect and love for their families, as the author strongly portrays the meaning of having a family through this story. The Good Muslim was a more difficult book to read, because the issues were more complicated, in many ways: Separated during the war, Maya met her brother, Sohail a decade after the war.

But the children, he had said he didn’t want the children of war. And yet, she tried to save him too. Maya is a medical goov, secular and still holds her revolutionary beliefs that s This compelling novel is a follow up to A Golden Age. Both of these facts most likely decreased my appreciation for The Good Muslim: Maya, who never discusses why she came back so suddenly, indulges one her friends into the secret that she convinced pregnant women to take a bath in the village pond, making way for consequences that turned out to be dire for both of them.

It also offers a case study of one who has turned into a fundamentalist, or allegedly so, which is significant especially at a time when the world has been witnessing a rise in fundamentalism of various hues in many countries doomed to be war zones. In his search athmima meaning he discovers tahhmima Book, and god, in a way he never had before.