Megnum Opus, Samay Prakashan and Bishaka Prakashani jointly organised a book launch programme on July 19, at Shawkat Osman Auditorium, Central Public Library, in Shahbagh, Dhaka. Three books “Shopno Korputey,” “Bhalobasha Hisheb Janey Na” and “Onek Dur Jetey Hobey” by Nuh Ul Alam Lenin were launched at the event.
Lenin, a researcher and politician, is more renowned as an essayist.
The author (third from left) with dignitaries at the book launch.
Noted poets Mahadev Saha, Rafique Azad, Nirmalendu Goon, Habibullah Shirazi, Ashim Saha, Kazi Rozi; scholars Hayat Mamud and Dr. Bishwajit Ghosh were the discussants at the programme. Noted academic and literary critic Mustafa Nurul Islam presided over the programme.
The discussants termed poetry as one of key elements of literature, which help develop an aware and enlightened society. They appraised Lenin’s works as reflections of the society.
Mustafa Nurul Islam said, “Lenin is a socially aware writer. His writings are research based and he has addressed several burning issues that are closely connected to our politics, history and social system.”
Poet and architect Habibullah Shirazi said, “Lenin is among few dedicated writers of Bangladesh with a unique style. His poems are engrossed with romanticism and distressing aspects of life.”
The programme was followed by musical performances and recitation. Singers Lily Islam, Timir Nandi, Iffat Ara Nargis performed at the event. Syed Hasan Imam, lawmaker Asaduzzaman Noor, Kazi Abu Zafar Siddiqui, Laila Afroz, Sahadat Hossain Nipu and others recited poems.