This book "The Emerging Role of Women in the Civil Service (Administration) of Bangladesh: An Introspective Analysis from 1971" is virtually the dissertation of Dr. Shelina Afroza while she pursued a PhD course in the University of Karachi, Pakistan (2005-2008). As one of the first few women Officers joined in BCS (Administration) Cadre in 1982 (Special) batch, Dr. Afroza attempted to analyze what she saw as a probationer and the subsequent changes encountered pertaining to the women Officers. Particularly, the interesting findings revealed that the "taboo of women shouldn’t be in BCS (Administration) Cadre" has been totally changed. But, the discrimination in terms of attitude (mainly socio-religious), on the job facilities and the legal provisions are yet to be balanced if not women friendly. Most interestingly, women’s acceptability and contribution is now a reality. They are seen to be in all the tiers of the government. In fact, women are visible in the mainstream administration as an empowered force. Although, Dr. Afroza faced huge problem of paucity of data and resource materials and publications on the topic, in the course of time, possibly, any interested researchers won’t face much problem now. However, this book might be a very useful reference and interesting reading.