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PM unveils Spanish version of Bangabandhu's autobiography

  • Published at 12:27 pm October 11th, 2018
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's autobiography UNB

The book is now available in 10 languages

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the Spanish version of, “The Unfinished Memoirs,” the autobiography of Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

She unveiled the book at a function at her official Ganabhaban residence  on Thursday, reports UNB. 

The book has been published by the Spanish Embassy in Dhaka.

Speaking at the occasion, the Prime Minister thanked the Spanish Ambassador in Dhaka and all others involved in translating, editing, and publishing the book in the Spanish language.

"Much information regarding his life and our subcontinent can be known from the writings in this book; especially, it is an information bank about the politics of this sub-continent. But, we're seeing it as information regarding the life of the Father of the Nation and a consistent history of the emergence of an independent Bangladesh can be known from the book," she said.

Hasina said such books with intelligence reports  are usually not published in any country of the world.

The Prime Minister went on to say:  "It'll be an important document for those who want to conduct research. I think, there is a lot of information about Bangladesh history and this subcontinent in it."

The Prime Minister said she collected the Pakistani Intelligence Branch (IB) reports on   Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from 1948 to 1971 for book publication, reviewing some 40,000 pages in 46 files of the reports. A book has already been published about  the IB reports placed from 1948 to 1950, she added.

The book was first published on June 18, 2012, in its original Bangla version titled, "Oshomapto Attojiboni," as well as in English.

The 14 volumes of the book will be published over the reports of the then Intelligence Branch regarding Bangabandhu, she remarked.

The book is now available in 10 languages, including: Chinese, Japanese, French, Urdu, and Arabic.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman wrote the book while in prison from 1967-69, and in it, he narrated his life. He also wrote of his ancestry, birth, childhood, as well as social and political activities during his student life.

Spanish Ambassador to Dhaka, Alvaro de Salas Gimenez de Azcarate, also spoke at the event.

Addressing the event, the Spanish envoy said they felt proud to publish the autobiography of Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in Spanish, which has become an international language after English.

He said today some 572 million people speak Spanish and 476 million of them are native speakers. 

Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor, International Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister, Gowher Rizvi, and State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shahriar Alam, were present at the event which was conducted by Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Md Nojibur Rahman.