Friday, March 5, 2010

Book on India role in Bangla war

A book, Sonali Egal O Udbastu Samay, by leading Bangladeshi writer Haroon Habib was launched by Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar at the Agartala Press Club in the city last night.

The book, based on Habib’s personal reminiscences as an actual liberation fighter and journalist during the 1971 Bangladesh War, was released at a gala function during the ongoing Agartala book fair. The author, Habib, was the guest of honour at the function.

Published from Dhaka, the 318-page Bengali novel was described by critics here as the first major literary work that depicted the 1971 liberation war in its true perspective.

The speakers at the function said for the first time in literature, the novel presented an undaunted recognition to India’s unequivocal support to Bangladesh’s independence struggle.Sarkar described the novel as an unbiased portrayal of history and praised Habib as a committed humanitarian author, a creative personality and journalist.

Full report here Telegraph

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