• Friday, October 31, 2014

Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEWS

Published Date: October 27, 2014
Reviewing Red October…

Reviewing Red October…

It was the world's greatest revolution that failed to live-up to its promises. And it was a Revolution that had inspired to pen some of the unique biographies, testaments, novels and stories of all time. Our last issue of October reviews six notable works surrounding the Russian Revolution. So readers of the Star:  unite.   Ten days that shook the world By John Reed Publisher : Penguin classics Paperback price : US $ 8. 82 Journalist and author Italo Calvino once said – A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say. It appropriately fits, in the case of John Reed's Ten Days That Shook the World. Not only is...

Published Date: October 27, 2014
Selected interviews

Selected interviews

I always feel our arts and cultural sector boasts with a lot of gifted personalities. However we rarely see their works being appreciated in the international domain. Due to lack of initiatives from the part of the concerned people, we hardly find any English written book that talk about our celebrated cultural personalities,...

Published Date: October 27, 2014
Sources of Economic Growth in Bangladesh

Sources of Economic Growth in Bangladesh

Dr. Helal Uddin Ahmed reviews a work on inter-linked sources of economic growth in Bangladesh… Different social, economic, political, cultural, ethical and-moral factors ultimately determine the socio-economic growth-path of a nation-state. Economic development is, therefore, a multi-dimensional process involving a multitude of economic and non-economic factors. It is an all-encompassing phenomenon involving numerous variables that comprise and transcend the economic sphere. More specifically, economic growth can be traced to the contributions made by the 5 Ms, namely: Men, Material, Machine, Method and Money. As resources, these 5 Ms can be expressed as human resources, natural resources, productive facilities, technological inputs and financial resources. A South Asian country belonging to the developing Third...