Twelve Stories (Translated short stories - 2015)

Library of Bangladesh Presents

Hasan Azizul Huq

Twelve Stories

Translated By Bhaskar Chattopadhyay

Edited By Arunava Sinha


Publishing Year 2015

Published by ULAB Press.

ULAB Press, formerly known as Bengal Lights Books (BLB), is the publishing imprint of ULAB.



A man returns home in search of his wife and son after the war, only to find them in ways both unexpected and expected. A sorcerer dies without revealing his secrets to three brothers who wanted to know, and strange deaths follow. A young boy waits for his grandfather to die.

These twelve stories by Hasan Azizul Huq make a substantial selection of his powerful, socially-conscious writing available to the Anglophone reader. Highly regarded throughout the Bengali-speaking world, Huq is unique in his harrowing portrayal of the deprived echelons of Bengali society.



Born in 1939 in the Burdwan district of West Bengal, Hasan Azizul Huq matriculated from the high school in his village before emigrating to what is now Bangladesh. After completing his undergraduate and graduate studies in philosophy, he taught in several colleges before joining the philosophy faculty of Rajshahi University. A prolific writer of novels, short stories and essays, he has published over two dozen books and has won the most prestigious awards in the Bengali-speaking world, among them the Bangla Academy Prize, the Ekushey Padak, and the Ananda Purashkar. Huq was also awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature by Assam University in 2012.