Saturday, 18 September, 2021

Doraiswami recalls Bangabandhu’s close association with eminent Indian personalities

Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Dhaka has paid a solemn tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the centenary year of his birth in the form of a book-reading session.  

Participants jointly read portions from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s "The Unfinished Memoirs" and then discussed the selected passages. 

The session began with opening remarks of the Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami in which he recalled the close association of Bangabandhu with eminent Indian personalities over decades. 

His speech was followed by six readings from The Unfinished Memoirs, said the High Commission on Monday. 

The readings were punctuated by discussion in which the passage read were discussed briefly for their significance and appeal.  

The remarkable and compelling story of Bangabandhu was movingly reflected in the excerpts selected from his Unfinished Memoirs.  

Participants along with Indian High Commissioner hailed Bangabandhu’s work for its literary quality as well as its enormous relevance to modern history, politics and the story of Bangladesh.

Participants included eminent writers and personalities from India as well as Bangladesh such as  Dr. Fakrul Alam , UGC professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka and the English language translator of The Unfinished Memoirs; Dr. Rajgopal Dhar Chakraborty, Head and Professor , Department  of  South and Southeast Asian Studies, Calcutta University, Mr. Syed Badrul Ahsan, free lancer journalist and former distinguished editor of The Asian Age and author of Seikh Mujibur Rahman, Dr. Subhayu Chattopadhay- faculty member of Visva Bharati University’s Department of History, Niaz Zaman- retired as Professor of English, University of Dhaka and Adviser at the Department of English of Independent University Bangladesh and Sadaf Saaz- poet, entrepreneur and one of the co- founders of the Dhaka Lit Fest.