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2023-02-10 01:43:03 BdST

Imdadul Haq Milan's ‘Je Jibon Amar Chilo’ hits Ekushey Book Fair

‘Je Jibon Amar Chilo’, a book of eminent fiction writer Imdadul Haq Milan, hit the Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2023 on the very first day of the country’s largest annual event of booklovers and publishers.

In one sense, the book published by Anannya Prakashani, is Imdadul Haq Milan’s autobiography, and in another sense it is a memoir.

The book is written with the words of thousands of memories hidden in every sphere of his life.

Imdadul Haq Milan was born on September 8, 1955 in Bikrampur of the then Dhaka district. His first story ' Bondhu ' was published in 1973. The first novel 'Jabojjibon' was serially published in the Uttaradhikar magazine of the Bangla Academy in 1976.

He was honoured with many awards at home and abroad in his large literary life. In 2019, he received Ekushey Padak, the second highest civilian award in Bangladesh. Imdadul Haq Milan was also awarded with Bangla Academy Award. In 2012, he received the IIPM Surma Chowdhury Smriti International Literary Award of India for his novel ‘Noorjahan’.

The writer has presented the colourful narrative of his life in the book ‘Je Jibon Amar Chilo’. He also portrayed the words of all the writers and poets, to whom he received love and affection from the beginning of his career, in the book.

Talking about the book, Milan said, "This year marks 50 years of my writing career. My first article was published in 1973. ‘Je Jibon Amar Chilo’ is not a story or novel but it is an autobiography. I presented my current life since childhood in the book, but not consistently. While reading the book, sometimes the readers will get my present and sometimes the past. My life at home and abroad, my relations with writers would be found in the book. The book has been written in the form of story in soft language. The surrounding events of my life and especially my writing career are highlighted in the book in different ways”.

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