“Shangbadikata Theke Celluloid – Shamayer Shera Kathapakathan”–the book of poet Aminur Rahman launched on February 16 at Shamsur Rahman Seminar Hall of Bangla Academy in the city.
The book, published by Adorn Publication, was unveiled by information minister Hasanul Haq Inu as chief guest. Eminent artist Rafiqun Nabi presided over the event, while theatre personality Nasir Uddin Yousuff, Habibul Alam Bir Pratik and Dr. Dorothea Muller-Ott, writer-translator from Austria were also present as the special guests at the event. Shamsuzzaman Khan, director general of Bangla Academy and Syed Zakir Hossain, publisher and chief executive officer of Adorn Publication were also present at the programme.
The book is basically based on interviews. It contains famous poets, writers, film director, artist and personalities' interviews related to newspaper and journalism. Most of them are not alive today.
There are some famous personalities and poets' interviews in the book, including artist SM Sultan, philosopher Dewan Mohammad Azraf, film director Khan Ataur Rahman, politician Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury, economist Lutfur Rahman Sarker, poets Shamsur Rahman, Trade Huge, Nissim Ezekiel, Al Mahmud and recently-deceased poet Fazal Shahabuddin.
A number of renowned personalities of the field of journalism are also included in the publication. They are Obaidul Huq, Ahmed Humayun, Sanaullah Nuri, Shahidul Haq, Golam Rasul Mallik, Enamul Haq, Santosh Gupta, AKM Mohiuddin, Shahadat Chowdhury, KM Munim, Reazuddin Ahmed and Abed Khan.
Poet Aminur Rahman is one of the important poets of the 80s. He is also a translator, art critic and writer. He has published six collections of poems in Bangla. His work has been translated in more than twenty five languages and has poetry books in English, Spanish, German, Japanese, Mongolian and Arabic. He has two prose books in his credit. As an accomplished translator he has translated eight books of poetry and edited few poetry magazines and books. As an invited author, Aminur read his work at various international arts and literary festivals, universities and cultural venues. He has represented Bangladesh in the poetry festival in Colombia, Malaysia, Mongolia, India, Iraq, Japan, Sri Lanka, Spain, Nicaragua etc. He was Awarded Chinggish Khaan Gold Medal in Mongolia and CLA honour in Malaysia.