Book on Humayun Ahmed launched
A book titled â€œHumayan Ekjon Hamelin-er Bashiwalaâ€, by Dr. Sinha Abul Mansur, was launched on February 16 at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in the capital.
Noted educationist Professor Dr. Pabitra Sarkar, former Vice-chancellor of Rabindra Bharati University, was present as chief guest at the book launch. Dr. Mizanur Rahman Shelly, chairman of Centre for Development Research, Bangladesh; Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, president of Bishwa Sahitya Kendra; rhymester Lutfor Rahman Riton; seasoned author and publisher of Dibya Prakash, Moinul Ahsan Saber; noted columnist and president of Leadership Studies Foundation, Dr. Sinha MA Sayeed, and others spoke on the occasion. Education Secretary, Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, presided over the programme. The programme was organised by Dhaka College '81 Welfare Trust.
Moinul Ahsan Saber said, â€œHumayun Ahmed's skill of using simple words to create realistic, relatable images made him the most popular writer of Bangladesh. Sinha Abul Mansur has definitely done a praiseworthy job in terms of his uncomplicated language.â€
Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed said, â€œAbul Mansur is a physician by profession and lives in New York. This is a research-oriented book and the publication reveals many unknown chapters of Humayun Ahmed's life. I like the publication for its superb illustration and selection of images.â€
Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury said, â€œHumayun is considered to be one of the most popular writers in the Bangla language and some feel that he was even more popular than Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. This publication is entirely based on Humayun's literary works.â€
Lutfor Rahman Riton stated, â€œHumayun's writing style was lucid and his language, easily comprehended. The writer dealt with rural as well as urban life. He also captured contemporary issues in his writings from a different viewpoint.â€
About the publication, Sinha MA Sayeed said, â€œThe book has tried to deal with different dimensions of Humayun's literature and the writer has mainly tried to focus on how relevant these works are in contemporary social, political setting, and middle class family structure. Quality of the book's print is superb.â€