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Author Azizul Jalil, a retired civil servant and later a
World Bank official who lives in Washington has written his fourth book so far,
a collection of several esssays, titled,Tairo Masher Shurjokiron (Thirteen
Months of Sunshine). In the preface of the book Jalil mentions Dr Khanadaker
Shahidur Rab and Wajeda Jafar Rab for translating most his essays.
This book is a colorful description of his life’s
checkered journey. Many of his essays here are autobiographical in nature but
they throw adequate light on social and political aspects of days beginning
from pre-partitioned India. His essays are drawn on wide canvas from rural
Bengal to the making of Bangladesh. He mentions with a sense of passion the rural
Bengal, his journey on a bull cart or watching the elders discuss about the
forthcoming crops. He also talks about the partition of India , a short-lived
interestin the then Pakistan , followed
by the evolution of Bengali Nationalism, eventually the liberation of
Bangladesh . In this book he also talks about his life abroad from Europe to
Africa and finally to the USA.
In this interview, with VOA Bangla Service Azizul Jalil ,
narrates the story of the making of this book as well as the events described
in this book .