Capturing an era
“Jagai-Madhai-er Muktijuddho”, a book on the Liberation War, was unveiled last Monday. The writer, Moinul Kabir, a freedom fighter of Dinajpur, used his personal experiences of the war in 1971 in his literary work.
Moni Mela, a Dinajpur-based cultural organisation for children, arranged the book launch at its auditorium. Mohammad Anwarul Haque, Principal of Mainul Islam High School, launched the book as chief guest.
A discussion was held on the book. AKM Rezaur Rahman, president of Moni Mela, chaired the discussion.
The speakers at the discussion said that Bangladeshi freedom fighters wrested victory from Pakistan in 1971 after nine months of fierce fighting. However, with the help of its collaborators, the Pakistani occupying army left a trail of destruction in the country when they lost the war.
Such books would acquaint the people with a momentous time in Bangladesh's history, the speaker added.
Among others, poet Mahmud Aktar and Nurul Motin Shaikat, general secretary of Moni Mela, spoke at the programme.