Where Angels Fear to Tread and Other Essays Azizul Jalil ISBN 984 05 1785 6 2007 154pp 215x136mm HB Tk.350.00 US$23.00
Azizul Jalil’s first book, Turbulence and Tranquillity published in 2006, was primarily autobiographical. However, the book also sketched an interesting picture of the major social, political and economic events of the nineteen forties through the seventies when he spent his time working and traveling. The book was received well by the readers and reviewers.
In the present book, the author reflects on recent political and economic developments in Bangladesh. These are particularly relevant in the current context of political divisiveness and discords in the country. He then provides the readers with glimpses of the past, which he considers important for our appreciation of history.
In the final part of the book, the author shares his travel experiences and impressions with the readers, hoping that these would encourage some to take to such worthwhile past times.
Azizul Jalil spent his school years in Kolkata and college and university years in Dhaka, UK and USA in the forties and fifties. He joined the Civil Service of Pakistan in 1958 and the World Bank in Washington in 1971. Retiring from the Bank in 1988, Mr. Jalil is now engaged in traveling and writing.