Graphic Novel Mujib will draw in, inspire children: Dr Zafar Iqbal | The Daily Star
06:09 PM, February 08, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:49 PM, February 08, 2021

Graphic Novel Mujib will draw in, inspire children: Dr Zafar Iqbal

Children will be more interested towards exploring Bangabandhu's life owing to the Graphic Novel "Mujib" and his childhood stories will be intriguing to them, said eminent litterateur and educationist Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal yesterday.

"We must pass on the stories of Bangabandhu to the next generation. Merely gathering information about him will not suffice. Rather, we must ensure that they can deeply internalise Bangabandhu's ideals as well," he said during the unveiling of the eighth episode of the graphic novel series.

Writer and "Surviving 71" director Wahid Ibn Reza, Graphic Novel Mujib's cartoonist Syed Rashad Imam Tanmoy, and singer Karishma Sanu Sovvota also attended the unveiling ceremony.

"The portrayal is beautiful and I'm waiting to get my hands on the volumes to come. The childhood of Bangabandhu has been sketched so brilliantly! His life in his own words! It will be fascinating to the children," Zafar Iqbal said about the graphic novel.

It is nearly impossible to know the entirety of Bangabandhu through one single source, he said.

"With time, we are getting a closer look at his life. Now, we are gifted with three books penned by him. Stories that had remained undiscovered for so long, have now been revealed to us. At the same time, we got to know the writer in him," he said.

There will be a total of 10 episodes of the graphic novel series based on "Unfinished Memoir", an autobiography written by Bangabandhu himself during his days of political imprisonment.

This graphic novel was translated into English and Japanese as well. Once all the episodes of the series are out, it will also be available in the form of a volume, said the programme's conductor Shibu Kumar Shil.

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