Going to the ‘Ekushey Book Fair’ dependably impels a feeling of belongingness as does the whole month of February. Very nearly 65 years prior, in 1952 the dialect development emerged in challenge of not giving authority status to “Bangla” as a state dialect.
Numerous decades later, despite everything we celebrate the scene in numerous
courses, with a considerable measure of regard and intensity across the country. The month long book reasonable, formally known as the ‘Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela’ is a standout amongst the most surely understood approaches to pay respect to that battle.
With so much said we should likewise welcome the Bangladeshi scholarly scene; rich with commendable journalists and scholarly books permitting us to value the dialect that such a large number of have battled for with their lives on stake.
Among such a large number of journalists, is it reasonable for have any top picks? To every his own, I say! In any case, a rundown can definitely be inferred, given the wide assortment of authors and profundities of their work, and also a plenitude of uncontested works of art, without scrutinizing which a Bengali can’t guarantee a stake to its abstract culture.
Verse and works of fiction by Kazi Nazrul Islam
Why was he called a revolt artist? Is it since he was politically disposed towards the underprivileged or abused? Not precisely! The mind that was Nazrul challenged bad form in all structures, discussed balance in all parts of his life, enjoyed free and blistering talk on issues like prejudice, religion, and much sexual orientation.
In a period when ladies were paid no regard by any stretch of the imagination; Nazrul thought of lines like, “I sing of correspondence. In my eyes there is no contrast between a man and a lady. Everything of incentive in this world is half because of ladies, and half to men.”
There is another motivation behind why the revolt writer is special; he delineated the genuine existences of the Muslim feature of the populace existent in his time. Prior to his works, Muslims were particularly unrepresented in the standard of Bengali writing. The revolt artist’s articles, books, and ballads are an ‘absolute necessity have’ for each Bengali library.
Arrangements are accessible at all book shops, you may especially pay special mind to Sanchita, Agnibina, Rikter Bedon, Bathyar Daan, Baunduler Atmakahi, Mrittukhuda, and others. It should likewise be said that a significant number of his melodies and sonnets were utilized amid the Bangladeshi Liberation War, inspiring the country against oppression.
Books that support the scholarly journey
On the off chance that you were watchful of a mentally empowering evening extinguishing your hunger for the reasonable; look no further. Bengali abstract scene is glad to have possessed such momentous authors who are enthusiastically provocative in coherent goad. Akhteruzzaman Elias, one of the best types of Bengali fiction, as broadcasted by his regarded companions, won’t not have become much time to blessing us with incalculable review, however his two books, Chilekothar Shepai and Khwabnama hold the deference of numerous. Politically propelled, the essayist drew out the true situation of the lower wage populace, and their battles.
Another author managing societal preferences has been Ahmed Sofa. His exceptionally words in Onkar – “Whose blood is more red; my hard of hearing spouse’s or saint Assad’s?” will inspire an emotional response in any individual’s heart.
The essayist additionally managed piddling issues of life in a harsh tone. A line from his short story, Ordhek Nari Ordhek Isshori, peruses – “We have spent crores of taka in directing classes and symposiums on ladies’ strengthening issues. Be that as it may, till now have we not neglected to create no less than two devoted open toilets for the women in Dhaka?”
Speaking more about sober mindedness, another essayist rings a bell who has managed most rising themes under the sun; Shahaduzzaman. His performance collection, Chirkut, is an absolute necessity read for individuals attempting to soften the shackles of fanaticism up every one of our lives.
Normally self-portrayals are around one individual, his life desires, his travel stories, and so forth. We do love perusing those, to have the capacity to find out about our most loved identity. Another totally unique viewpoint to the collection of memoirs has been managed by Syed Shamsul Haque in his Teen Poishar Jochona. Here, he acquainted us with all the compelling characters throughout his life like Murtaja Baseer, Fazle Lohani, among others. It’s unquestionably an interesting perused and worth gazing toward the book reasonable.
Only dramatists what number of us have mulled over on pages from Shakespeare while we were growing up? His character Shylock practically appeared to blast out of the pages and into our lives. What number of us have been tormented by his appalling characters? So much can be said in regards to this virtuoso, yet shouldn’t something be said about our own essayists?
We have had an arrangement of masters in the field too and it is vital that we search for their esteemed work at the Book Fair each year. The names you inquire? – Michael Madhusudan Dutta, Munier Chowdhury, Nurul Momen, Selim Al Deen, Syed Waliullah, Anisul Hoque and Imdadul Haq Milon.
Novellas by Humayun Ahmed
On the off chance that you are searching for an enchanted night with a simple read that is additionally interesting, you are most likely requesting a great deal of things. In any case, with regards to Bengali writing, we are glad to have an author who has given every one of us the above for some long years and that is none other than Humayun Ahmed. He is famous for having the capacity to grasp his perusers from the earliest starting point till the end. There is most likely not a solitary individual of the 90s era who has not been hypnotized by his anecdotal characters like Himu, Misir Ali, and Shuvro.
Travelogs by Syed Mujtaba Ali
Ali is a pioneer of an interesting class of Bengali composition – travelogs. Ramya Rachana in the Bengali dialect, a recounted narrating, frequently in light of genuine encounters, turned out to be massively prominent, for the most part as a result of the alluring composition style of Ali. Deshe Bideshe, the account of his trip to Kabul is one of Ali’s best works and should be incorporated into the ‘must read’ segment.
Sci-fi by Muhammad Zafar Iqbal
Bengali sci-fi is considered to have achieved another levels of artistic modernity with the commitments of Muhammed Zafar Iqbal. Iqbal composed a story named ‘Copotronic Sukh Dukkho ” when he was an understudy of Dhaka University. This accumulation of sci-fi stories increased monstrous prominence and the new pattern of sci-fi developed among Bengali journalists and perusers. After his first aggregation of short stories, Zafar Iqbal changed his own sci-fi toon strip Mohakashe Mohatrash into a novel. On the whole, Muhammed Zafar Iqbal has composed the best number of sci-fi works in the ordinance of Bengali fiction.
Aggregations by Zahir Raihan
Notwithstanding being a mainstream Bangladeshi author, essayist and producer, Zahir Raihan is conceivably best known for his narrative ‘Stop Genocide’ made amid the Bangladesh Liberation War. He was a dynamic member of the Language Movement of 1952; in 1971 he participated in the Liberation War of Bangladesh and made narrative movies on those days. Few of his works of fiction are Hajar Bochor Dhore, Borof Gola Nodi, Shesh Bikel er Meye, Ekushey February, and so on.
The considerable Tagore
As Dr Rashid Askari once expressed, “An entire and unified Tagore is comprised of the mix of Calcutta and East Bengal, now Bangladesh.” Having noticed the point, Rabindranath Tagore is as fantastic an author for us Bangladeshis as he is for West Bengal. Tagore’s work has luckily been highlighted by both the East and the West and thusly his legacy unequivocally resounds substantially after his demise.
Each of his creations is a gem and one simply needs to get a head begin keeping in mind the end goal to get charmed in a decent read.
The Best of West Bengal
After Tagore there was a wide vacancy in the scholarly world which was eventually filled by the timid and contemplative person writer and author Jibanananda Das.
While not especially perceived at first, today Das is recognized as ‘the head writer of the post-Tagore period in India’.
It was simply after his demise that it was found that he likewise composed books. The discoveries are as yet going on and the production still in advance.
Sarat Chandra Chatterjee was a noticeable Bengali author and short story essayist of the mid twentieth century. The vast majority of his work manages the way of life, disaster, battle of the villagers and the contemporary social practices that won in Bengal.
Delicate and brave, his books enthralled the hearts and psyches of incalculable perusers both in Bengal and in whatever remains of India. His best known books incorporate Srikanta, Devdas, Srikanta, Parineeta, and so forth. Other important West Bengal scholars are Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Buddhadeb Guha, Samaresh Majumdar, Buddhadeb Basu and Sunil Gangopadhyay.
So have the ladies fallen behind in the abstract scene? Not precisely, as we are happy to realize that there are numerous in the interesting field that have us propelled inconclusively. Few names in this classification are Begum Rokeya, Anwara Syed Haq, Jahanara Imam, Selina Hossain, Nilima Ibrahim and others.
An astounding author like Shahaduz Zaman, once called attention to, “Very few nations on the planet hold book fairs so industriously a seemingly endless amount of time. It just occurs in our lovely Bangladesh however incidentally alternate nations have been delivering essential essayists consistently. Contrasted with them, what number of have we possessed the capacity to?”
Contemplating on inquiries like this, let us want to peruse more, see increasingly and compose more ourselves – intriguing pieces that would make a radical new era of profound established and balanced people.