Dozens of books on Covid experiences published

The Covid pandemic has left its marks on almost every aspect of life in past two years and literary works were not something exceptional.

The spread of the coronavirus has had a profound impact on writers and their writings.

The impacts of Covid-19 are also found in Amar Ekushey Book Fair where shops showcase dozens of books of different genres on the coronavirus that has already affected the life and livelihood of the people across the globe. 

Jahangirnagar University’s former international relations professor and writer Tareque Shamsur Rehman, who was found dead in his Dhaka house on April 17, 2021, was deeply moved by the pandemic and its impact on the economy.

Just before his death, he wrote the book titled Corona Parabarti Bishwa Rajniti published by Shova Prokash.

In the 10-chapter book, he discussed the country’s poor healthcare system, the world after Covid, global impact on world economy and Bangladesh, economy and diplomacy of vaccines and others Covid-related issues.

Outbreak of an epidemic or pandemic has always left its mark in human history in many ways — culturally, politically, financially, demographically, biologically and also psychologically.

A total of 74 writers of six countries have shared their experiences and stories of their survival during the Covid-19 crisis in a book titled Coronakaler Dinguli published by Yukta Prokashona.

The book was edited by Nayan Hafiz, Shaikh Firoz Ahmad and Nishat Jahan Rana.

Nishat Jahan Rana, the publisher and owner of Yukta Prokashona, said, ‘Covid-19 has given the writers an opportunity to see the world from a new perspective and its reflection is clearly visible in our literature. A number of books whose themes were influenced by the pandemic were published during the book fair.’

‘These books are the record of the time and will be considered reference books for the future generation,’ added Nishat Jahan Rana.

A visitor Sajib Hossain said, ‘Covid has affected every aspect of our life. I have bought Anu Muhammad’s Coronakale Bangladesh from Samhati Prokashan to understand how it affected our life, society, nature and economy.’

Dhaka University history department professor and chairman Abu Md Delwar Hossain presented the stories of life through his humorous writings in Coronakalin Bhabnay Sekal-Ekal, published by Kathaprokash.

Doctors from different disciplines wrote books on Covid-19.

That include dentist Arup Ratan Choudhury’s ‘Corona Viruser Sange Madak O Tamaker Samparka’ and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University’s former vice-chancellor Kamrul Hasan Khan’s ‘Corona Virus: Pratirodh, Satarkata Ebang Vaccine’ from Agamee Prokashoni.

Bhorer Kagoj Prokashan published former Bangladesh Bank governor Atiur Rahman’s collection of essays ‘Coronakaler Orthoniti’ and Bhorer Kagoj editor Shyamal Dutta’s ‘Corona Kahini’.

Besides essays, the collections of poems included Khosru Parvez edited Coronakaler Kobita: Aro Ek Biponno Bismoy published from Kathaprokash, Badal Ashraf’s Corona Carnival from Purba Prokashoni, Didar Masud’s Coronakabya from Bhashachitra and Bhola Devnath’s Coronakalin Pongtite Kobita.

Among novels, there were, Ronoshi Mannan’s ‘Lockdowne Prame Kahini’ from Shila Prokashoni, Mukit Ul Islam’s ‘Mahamarite Bhalobashar Rodhan’ from Nobo Shahitto Prokashon and others.

A total of 68 new books were launched on Sunday and the total number of new arrivals reached 2,927 so far on the 27th day of the country’s annual book fair.






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