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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.
In this book he also talks about the partition of India , a short-lived interest in the then Pakistan , followed by the evolution of Bengali Nationalism, eventually the liberation of Bangladesh . In this book he also mentions his life abroad from Europe to Africa and finally to the USA.
This program narrates the story of the making of this book as well as the events described in this book .