"Three Novels: Taliban, Freedom Struggles and a Flatterer" by popular Bangladeshi author and also a renowned journalist, Mostofa Kamal, has been released in Amazon.
The paperback is a collection of the writer's three magnetic Bangla novels--"Taliban, Pak Colonel and a Young Lady, 'Flaming Eventide', and 'The Flatterer."
Notion Press Publishing has published this novel Simultaneously from India, Singapore and Malaysia. The 322-page book can be bought at Tk 349.
The English version of Mostofa Kamal's 'Jononi' novel "The Mother," meanwhile, is awaiting the release from London's Olympia Publishers.
Mostofa Kamal, the executive editor of national Bangla daily Kaler Kantho, has been making waves in the literature arena for last 27 years.
The 'Three Novels' is available in India and Bangladesh's top online stores as well. The book will also be distributed by Flipkart and InfiBeam in India while rokomari.com will distribute it in Bangladesh.
Taliban, Pak Colonel and a Young Lady
The prophetic prudence of the novelist has come true in the recent turmoil of Pakistan. In this novel, he has depicted the obvious historical consequences of a country that has indulged in letting fanaticism sprawl wayward. One has to take a longer look at the history of a country to find traces of such things.
The horror that was committed in Pakistan, on the 16th of December 2014, is foreshadowed in this novel. The setting of this novel has been appropriately handpicked. The hugger-mugger state of politics in Pakistan has proved detrimental to its populace.
This is about the freedom struggles in Bangladesh and their aftermath. It shows how opportunists became powerful and then misruled the country. This is a story of how a freedom-fighter family was made victim by the anti-liberation forces.
This is a satirical novel. Flattery is art used by shrewd and less competent people to gain worldly ends. They use it as a ladder to go higher up. They try to satisfy their bosses with words of praise and show excessive modesty that goes beyond usual human behaviour, making it look odd. Yet, this seems to take center stage in office decorum everywhere.