As Misir Ali delves further into the conundrum, he discovers the man's lies and truths. This novel is an endeared classic, having all the elements to. Himu Paribahan, a platform of Humayun Ahmed's fans, visits Nuhash Humayun Ahmed was observed on Friday Nuhash Palli, the author's. Humayun Ahmed, legendary writer and personality of Bangladesh, died on July He wrote over fiction and non-fiction books, all of which were His fictional character 'Himu', 'Misir Ali', and 'Shuvro' - became almost iconic. His fans even protested against the death sentences of the character in the.
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Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Aug 11, Shameema rated it liked it. The great failure and success of Humayun Ahmed is the brevity of his books. While this has disqualified him from being considered a serious novelist, I suspect this has also greatly endeared him to his vast readership. Angul Kata Joglu certainly falls in the same pit of being neither a novella nor a short story nor a long story.
Despite this and many of its other shortcomings, you cannot quite put it aside. With Himu, Humayun Ahmed created a whole sub genre of neo-realist postmodern fiction in The great failure and success of Humayun Ahmed is the brevity of his books. With Himu, Humayun Ahmed created a whole sub genre of neo-realist postmodern fiction in Bangla, that is at once unique and ubiquitous.
It is unique in its presentation of everyday events through the eyes of Himu, who I am sure has thousands if not millions of Bengali reading fans, for introducing a new lifestyle approach altogether. When the harsh and often vulgar realities of city life brings one to the verge of madness,anger and subjugation, Himu preaches and demonstrates a novel way of dealing with it.
An approach that could be termed "take it easy" or "everything is gonna be alright". A kind of Hakuna Matata approach that even the writer is aware may not be completely conducive and agreeable to the constantly suspicious and beaten-down urbanites, such as Himu's bitter uncles that hold him responsible for corrupting his gullible children to his strange ways.
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In Angel Kata Joglu, the premise is of Himu talking his way into becoming a confidante to a top terror who kidnaps a rich businessman for ransom. While ferocious at first sight, Joglu is also shown as a kind hearted father who longs to meet his sick son but is unable to do so as police will surely catch him if he attempts to. Himu links him to a surrogate son of sorts and strikes up some strange relationships with two prison inmates and the daughter of the kidnapped rich man.
In typical Himu fashion, there are absolutely absurd scenes such as the one where Himu is transporting a dead body of Joglu's associate to his ancestoral village and the driver of the van asking if he can play some music since the drive is long. Himu agrees to this and they drive on in the darkness with the unclaimed dead body of a terrorist killed in police custody, with some strong dance music playing in the car.
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This adds excellent comic value but the writer's credit lies in pointing out the worth of human life, the questionable law and order practice and the innate righteousness of the general mob that will refuse to identify with anything remotely wrong. It is poignant but in such a subtle way that blink you will likely dismiss it as crass comic antics.
Eventually some characters find retribution and some fall in unrequited love. Maybe the greater point that many Himu books make, at least for me, is, it is not the destination but the journey that makes the human condition. Aug 30, Soumyabrata Sarkar rated it really liked it. Typical Himu! This story revolves around a terrorist, his gang and his son mainly.
Himu as usual, with his weird cluster of ideas entraps A-Z characters inhibiting this story, from his Khala, Khalu and Badol with whom he introduces his weird song-therapies.
There is also this rich man Mansoor Saheb and his daughter, who at first takes Himu to be a nuisance and behaves so, but as usual gets smitten by his weird atrocities and gets convinced by him to lend a Microbus for a trip to do a funeral of Typical Himu!
There is also this rich man Mansoor Saheb and his daughter, who at first takes Himu to be a nuisance and behaves so, but as usual gets smitten by his weird atrocities and gets convinced by him to lend a Microbus for a trip to do a funeral of an anti-social.
There is Subhro, a good boy whom Himu introduces to the titular character to make him gap the lack of his son. Loads of character inhibits this sweet-n-sour story that has an ending that is inevitable and predictable, yet makes you a bit down, but at the same time leaves a smile in your face too.
Feb 05, Shuvo Sarker rated it really liked it. It is a awesome story of a little talkative but really interesting guy :. I really loved this book. This book has inspired me to read all the books of this series written by the great writer Humayun Ahmed.
Sep 12, Denim Datta rated it liked it Shelves: novella. This issue is about a terrorist Jaglu, who got the name "Angul Kata Jaglu" as he loves to cut the finger of the captives. Mar 05, Sababa rated it really liked it Shelves: books-with-well-balanced-charectersbest-ending-booksbest-male-charactersreal-life-charactersbooks-bound-to-make-you-laughmy-future-athenaeumown-alreadyebook-collectionbangla-uponnash. Well it's just another Himu novel that swept me off my feet. A very simple, uncomplicated read.
It begins with Himu standing beside garbage disposal, looking at the sky that was threatening to break loose. The book ended very much the same way it began, with a rainy day. It unfolds beautifully.
Himu is just the way he always is: strange, funny. Never fails to make me smile. Jul 24, M rated it liked it. The book was typical and average overall. But the ending was interesting :P. Feb 06, Zerin Hasan rated it really liked it Shelves: favorites-booklistbengali-reads. Nov 03, Supta Taposi rated it it was amazing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed.
About Humayun Ahmed. Humayun Ahmed. He was the most famous and popular author, dramatist and filmmaker ever to grace the cultural world of Bangladesh since its independence in Dawn referred to him as the cultural legend of Bangladesh. Humayun started his journey to reach fame with the publication of his novel Nondito Noroke In Blissful Hell inwhich remains one of his most famous works.
He wrote over fiction and non-fiction books, all of which were bestsellers in Bangladesh, most of them were number one bestsellers of their respective years by a wide margin. In recognition to the works of Humayun, Times of India wrote, "Humayun was a custodian of the Bangladeshi literary culture whose contribution single-handedly shifted the capital of Bengali literature from Kolkata to Dhaka without any war or revolution.
Ahmed's books have been the top sellers at the Ekushey Book Fair during every years of the s and s. His father, Faizur Rahman Ahmed, a police officer and writer, was killed by Pakistani military during the liberation war of Bangladesh inand his mother is Ayesha Foyez.
Humayun's younger brother, Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, a university professor, is also a very popular author of mostly science fiction genre and Children's Literature.
Another brother, Ahsan Habib, the editor of Unmad, a cartoon magazine, and one of the most famous Cartoonist in the country.
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Education and Early Career: Ahmed went to schools in Sylhet, Comilla, Chittagong, Dinajpur and Bogra as his father lived in different places upon official assignment. He stood second in the merit list in Rajshahi Education Board. Upon graduation Ahmed joined Bangladesh Agricultural University as a lecturer. After six months he joined Dhaka University as a faculty of the Department of Chemistry.
He grew his interest in Polymer Chemistry and earned his PhD in that subject. He returned to Bangladesh and resumed his teaching career in Dhaka University. In mid s he left the faculty job to devote all his time to writing, playwright and film production. They had three daughters — Nova, Sheela, Bipasha and one son — Nuhash.
From the second marriage he had two sons — Nishad and Ninit.
Death: In Ahmed had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. He died on 19 July at He was buried in Nuhash Palli, his farm house. Other books in the series. Books by Humayun Ahmed.