The CRI political think tank today launched the English version of a children’s novel in Bangabandhu with hand-drawn illustrations, the first in a volume of 12 titled Mujib Graphic Novel.
Launching the publication at Dhaka Lit Fest at Bangla Academy, CRI’s trustee and Bangabandhu’s grandson, Radwan Mujib Siddiq, he said it was part of the organization’s initiative to spark the Interest in children and adolescents about the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports BSS.
He said the Center for Research and Information (CRI) published three previously the 12 volumes of the Bengali graphic novel, while today “is published in English version of the first part of this novel.
He made these comments when the launch of the book was followed by a discussion entitled “Mujib: Bringing the Story to the Next Generation”.
“When I was a schoolboy, I used to tell my friend my grandfather (Bangabandhu). But at the time there was no book to take care of him, “said Radwan Mujib.
He recalled that during this period, there were graphic novels on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Indira Gandhi, while “I thought too, if this book about my grandfather would be there to deliver to my friends. “
Redwan said years later shared his reflections with his mother and aunt Sheikh Rehana and Sheikh Hasina “I was asked to start work” and the publication was made after the Bangabandhu girls a critical review of the book and to give their consent.
The designer Syed Rashed Imam Tanmoy illustrated the volumes.
The Indian poet and writer of children’s fiction Jerry Pinto directed the feature with Tanmoy, the British magazine Granta, online editor, Luke Neima and ULAB professor, arju Ismail, among others.
The first volume of the Bengali version of the book coincided with the 96 Bangabandhu anniversary and the National Children’s Day, on March 17, 2015, the second part was presented at the Amar Ekushey Book Fair on February 13, 2016 and The third part was published at the book fair in February of this year.
CRI stated that all the “unfinished memories” of Bangabandhu would be reflected in the 12 parts of the graphic novel series.