JUST A THOUGHT gives us glimpses of the underlying nature of society, economics, and politics in Bangladesh. It is audacious in its approach, and focuses on the nuances that most other observers fail to detect. Covering a vast array of topics, it takes us on a journey towards a more insightful understanding of the nation and its people. Compiled as a collection of columns originally published in The Independent, each of the essays are impeccably researched and passionately argued: a celebration of both reason and erudition. The topics covered range from poetry and linguistics to science and international relations, each more gripping and convincing than the next. It is an ambitious and provocative book crammed with original ideas, and humorous accounts, that are a testament to the author’s polymathic knowledge and creative genius.