The Assamese translation of the book, written originally in Bengali by Bangabandhu, was jointly launched on Tuesday by Governor of Meghalaya Tathagata Roy, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India Mr. Rokebul Haque and the President of Assam Sahitya Sabha Dr. Paramananda Rajbangshi at the 32nd Guwahati Book Fair.
Bangabandhu’s autobiography has already been translated in Hindi, English, Chinese, Japanese French, Palestine Arabic, Turkish and Spanish.
Tathagata Roy elaborated the untold sufferings Bangabandhu had endured to achieve the independence of the Bengali nation. He also termed the book a great legacy to discover true history of the subcontinent from 50s to 70s.
Dr. Rajbangshi highly applauded Bangladesh’s tremendous economic progress under the charismatic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Mr. Haque said the book in Assamese language would be treated as a hallmark in consolidating the bond between the people of Bangladesh and Assam.
He added that the book would give an insight about the struggle of the Bangabandhu achieving freedom of the people of Bangladesh and his dedication for establishing justice and equity in the society.
The Assamese translators of the book Soumen Bharatiya and Dr. Juri Sharma said the work has provided them with an insight to the sub continental politics surrounding the birth of Bangladesh.
Among others the Head of Scrutiny Committee of Assamese Manuscript, Professor Dr. Usharanjan Bhattacharjee and Secretary of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Ms. Modhurima Sen Baruah attended the program as special guests.
Dr. Shah Mohammad Tanvir Monsur, Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh gave the vote of thanks to all who were associated in publishing the book.
The programme was followed by a colourful cultural soiree where famous Bangladeshi artistes Dilbahar Khan and Moushumi Iqbal offered their renditions. The presence of prominent publishing houses of Bangladesh such as Sandesh, Nabjugh, Jatiya Shahitya Prokash, Adorn Publications Charulipi, Murdhnya, Ramon Publishers and Vasachitra added colour to the book fair.