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ISBN: 978 984 20 0259-5
Type: Hard
Page: 86
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Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful by Selina Hossain is a symbolic and an experimental drama. The author has depicted how some terrified youths are running for fear of life. Barely could they find a safe and small place for in this world. Deliverance of human conscience is the main theme of this drama. Many saviors have appeared in different epochs of civilization to have deliverance of human beings. The dramatist has depicted those great leaders in a universal context. Selina has taken her elements from different historical incidents and themes. She has brought mankind on a common platform. ‘Life is Beautiful’ is universal in the sense that its perspective is beyond the national boundary. Fareea Lara , who translated the drama from Bangla into English very skillfully, was killed in a tragic aircrash. Lara might have been the happiest person to see it in print. About Translator: Fareea Lara (1970-98), daughter of Selina Hossain. Masters in Arts Degree in English Literature from the University of Dhaka. She worked as a translator interpreter, and rapporteur for different international and national development organizations of Bangladesh. By obtaining her private Pilot’s License 1996, and Commercial Pilot’s License (issued by the Civil Aviation) in March 1998, she was on her way to become an international airline Pilot. She was about to obtain her license as a Pilot Instructor. The combination of her personality, intelligence, extensive travels, and meeting with people throughout the world made her well-reputed. She participated in two Youth Exchange Programmes organized by Lions Club. She was given honorary citizenship by the Mayor of the State Arizona. Fareea Lara crashed her Cessna-150 on 27 September 1998. She along with her co-pilot and colleague breathed her last with the blast of the craft.

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Selina Hossain / সেলিনা হোসেন

জন্ম ১৪ই জুন ১৯৪৭। বাংলাদেশের প্রখ্যাত কথাসাহিত্যিক। .তিনি বাংলা একাডেমির সাবেক পরিচালক। অবসর নেন ২০০৪ সালে। বর্তমানে শিশু একাডেমির চেয়ারম্যান হিসেবে নিয়োগপ্রাপ্ত। তাঁর প্রকাশিত উপন্যাস ২১টি, গল্পগ্রন্থ ৭ এবং প্রবন্ধগ্রন্থ ৪টি। তাঁর লেখা ইংরেজি, ফরাসি, রুশ, জাপানিসহ বিভিন্ন ভাষায় অনূদিত হয়েছে। তিনি সাহিত্যে অবদানের স্বীকৃতিস্বরূপ বাংলা একাডেমি পুরস্কার (১৯৮০), একুশে পদক (২০০৯), রবীন্দ্র মেমোরিয়াল অ্যাওয়ার্ডসহ দেশি-বিদেশি বিভিন্ন পুরস্কারে ভূষিত হয়েছেন। তিনি ২০১০ সালে রবীন্দ্রভারতী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় থেকে সম্মানসূচক ডি.লিট প্রাপ্ত হন। [Selina Hossain (1947), a prominent author in Bangladesh. Former Director, Bangla Academy. Her real contribution lies in creative literature. To date, she has published more than a dozen of volumes of short stories and thirty novels. Her work has also been translated into French, Russian, Japanese, as well as various languages of India. Among her many national and international awards are : the Bangla Academy Award (1980), the Ekushey Padak (2009), and the Rabindra Memorial Award. She also received a D.Lit (Honoris Cavsa) from Rabindra Bharati University (2010)]