Shipping & Delivery

Shipping Rates can ship to virtually any address in the world. Please check on this page for more information on costs and delivery times. Interested in free shipping? Learn about our FREE Shipping .

Shipping Method Delivery Estimate First Item Charge Each Aditional Item
Free! Standard 6-16 Days Free for order above $30 Free for order above $30
Standard 6-16 Days $ 10.00 $ 10.00
Trackable Expedited 4-6 Days $ 15.00 $ 15.00
Trackable Express 2-3 Days $ 30.00 $ 30.00

When my order will arrive?

It really depends on the item -- you can see the relevant info on its page. You'll get a email when your item has been shipped. can ship to virtually any address in the world. Once your order has been shipped, we offer the following times for delivery in business days (Mon-Fri):

Australia and New Zealand 7-12 business days
Middle East and Gulf 7-12 business days
Singapore & Hong Kong 7-10 business days
United Kingdom 7-10 business days
Europe 7-12 business days
USA and Canada 7-15 business days
South America 7-18 business days
All other countries 7-15 business days


Authors (s): Intizar Husain (Author)
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 195691628
ISBN-13: 9780195691627
Pages: xl+254p., Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; 23cm.
Pub. date: 30.09.2008, 2nd ed.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Language (s): English
Bagchee ID: BB43628
List price: US $ 39,00
Bagchee price: US $ 35,10
You save: (10.00%)
Member price: US $ 31,59 info

Overview for Basti

The kind of crisis that the Second World War -- with its moral horror, its barbarism and its death camps--has been to the West, partition has been to South Asia, Intizar Husain's Novel Basti, considered one of the finest works written on the theme of partition, recalls and re-evokes the story of Pakistan, from partition until the loss of Bangladesh. Originally written in Urdu and first published in 1979, Basti poignantly captures the tragic succumbing of paradise to the corrosive powers of time through the emotional journey of its main Protagonist Zakir. The novel looks beyond the interpretation of partition as just a political decision and succeeds in capturing the human side of the historic event--the sense of loss at being uprooted from one's 'home', the hope of a new beginning that accompanies the creation of Pakistan, the feeling of helplessness at the progressive deterioration of the newly created nation as a moral ideal and the frustration at the 'Fall of Dhaka'. In view of the sensitivity of the issue, Basti also makes a rather strong statement by questioning in retrospect the religion-based partition of the Indian Subcontinent in 1947. This new edition of the English translation by Frances Pritchett comes with an exclusive interview with the author, who revisits his work in view of its contemporary relevance and connotations. Basti will appeal to students and scholars of South Asian Literature and Culture, as well as general readers.
Write your own review
  • There are no reviews yet. Be the first to write one

Similar items