Burhanuddin Khan Jahangir
translated by Kajal Banerjee
ISBN 984 8127 11 9 1997 108pp 215x136mm HB Tk.200.00 US$20.00
Do you know the extent to which one can pardon? Do you know of some acts which can never be pardoned? Quamrul Hassan, magnanimous Quamrul Hassan could never pardon some acts. Hatred and bitterness, curses and satire made his wrist strong, his pen sharp, his brush intense. He did not pardon the Pakistan of 1971, the man-made famine of 1974, his former beloved, the arch shameless dictator. Do you know his eyes stiffened into stone hatred and bitterness? Day and night he heard laughter of tigers and jackals and crocodiles and monkeys and donkeys and snakes. He saw darkness and darkness, Darkness, only darkness.
Burhanuddin Khan Jahangir was born in Chandpur, Bangladesh in the year 1936. He was educated in Dhaka and received a doctoral degree in Anthropology from the University of Durham in 1976. Currently, he is the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the National University. He is also the Director of the Centre for Social Studies, and edits the two quarterly journals published from the Centre: The Journal of Social Studies in English and Samaj Nirikkhan in Bangla.
B K Jahangir, art critic, looks at Quamrul Hassan to explore his visions and makes us feel their vibrations. B K Jahangir is also known as a poet, story writer and essayist. This book is a tribute from a writer to a painter of genius. His other books, published by ICBS is on Zainul Abedin, Bangladesh’ most influential painter.
Kajal Banerjee received his Ph.D from Jadavpur University, India and currently teaches English literature at the Dhaka University. Along with his creative and critical writings, he translates both from and into English.
Book Design: Hashem Khan.
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