Price:৳ 250, $ 10, £ 7
ISBN: 984 70169 0055-6
Type: Hard
Page: 160
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Plumed Peacock

Set in medieval Bengal the novel Plumed Peacock has a particular contemporary relevance. In the central character of the novel the author presents a poet, a poor fellow, but of indomitable courage and unflagging patriotic zeal. Tortured by the feudal king and his fanatical priests and boot-licking sycophants, he fights relentlessly for upholding the rights and dignity of his mother-tongue. The final section of the novel depicts scenes of a heroic mass upsurge and is vibrant with the spirit of budding progressive liberal nationalism. The symbolic overtones are unmistakable. The reader is invariably reminded of the glorious Bengali language movement of 1952, the repressive measures of those days, the police firing and the killings as well as of the genocide of 1971 and the heroic liberation struggle that followed the massacre. The parallelisms are worked out with an enviable sureness of touch and the novel clearly projects the author as a competent exponent of socialist realism in our literary field. The Translator Kabir Chowdhury (1923) is a noted translator, critic and essayist. His elegant and lively English translations of Bengali poems, novels and short stories have been widely acclaimed at home and abroad. He has received many national and international awards for his contributions in the field of literature, education and peace.

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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)]