This is the story of a girl growing up in Bangladesh during the turbulent post-liberation period, a time of enormous transition, as the country went through numerous social experiments ranging from socialism to capitalism, secularism to religious fundamentalism, and class hierarchy to upward mobility. It brings to life an increasingly forgotten perspective about what it feels like to grow up as a girl in a traditional society. Through the prisms of love, pain, and nostalgia, what emerges is the picture of a city where harmony, difference, and intellectual possibility prevailed side by side, allowing the people of Dhaka to weave together the kind of life they each favored as individuals.

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