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Islamic romance novels set hearts aflutter in Bangladesh

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Mr Abubakar signing an autograph for a relative at his book shop in Dhaka this month. He was told nobody would buy his chaste novels about devout young Muslims finding love within the moral confines of Bangladeshi society.

Dhaka

KASEM bin Abubakar was told nobody would buy his chaste romance novels about devout young Muslims finding love within the strict moral confines of Bangladeshi society.

And yet his tales of lovers whispering sweet nothings between calls to prayer sold millions in the 1980s and

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