The third volume of the book ‘Shato kathar Sato Galopo – Hundred Stories of Hundred Words’ written by two Bengali writers has been published
At the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka on the initiative of Mukta Asar, the third volume of the first collection of 100 words in Bengali language, ‘Shat Kothar Shat Galp’ was published. The third volume of ‘Shat Kothar Shat Galpa’, written by 100 established and young writers from two Bengals. The book is edited by poet, organizer and editor Abu Saeed. Published by ‘Sapna ’71 publication. The book was dedicated to Dikpal Tarashankar Bandopadhyay and Syed Mujtaba Ali, two of the leading figures in Bengali literature. Artist Niaz Chowdhury Tuli did the cover.
Eminent novelist and educator Syed Manjurul Islam said about the book Hundred Stories of Hundred Words (Volume III), ‘Ernest Hemingway was writing a short story of six words for an award. The story was like this – the baby shoes never sold for sale. How much tragedy is hidden in six words. What a beautiful story! If these six words are stories, why not 100 words? I think a lot of things can be varied in 100 words. Because the short story ends with a little surprise. Leaving a little thought. Lets create a vacation of thought. Rabindranath also said that the story does not end even when it actually ends. When there is an endless feeling in the story, it cannot be interrupted in the frame of a word like one hundred, one thousand, two thousand. It’s a matter of skill. I think our young people are much more expressive. They are the people of this period. They know this language. In this regard, they have created a specialty and rights. I have read the first and second part of the 100 word story. Many of its stories are etched in my mind. This story has a reader class. When a story has a readership, it becomes a medium of communication. I think it will stand as a powerful medium. Congratulations to all who are associated with it. They are doing an important job. Let no one think it is a surprise. Not surprisingly, this is a new horizon for storytelling. Through this, Bengali literature will be enriched in the last judgment. ‘
Renowned historian, researcher and educationist Professor AKM Shahnawaz, a member of the Presidium of the Bangladesh History Olympiad National Committee, said, A group of talented young people of this organization, whose dreams are bigger than their lives, are engaging themselves in various creative activities. Apart from organizing seminars and symposiums, the author has also taken the responsibility of creating and publishing. It is not straightforward to do 100 short stories together in 100 words of two Bengalis. ‘Mukta Asar’ has done such an impossible thing through the successful publication of two story books in 2016 and 2019. I hope that this year’s third story book will be similarly popular. Congratulations to all the hundreds of writers and editors of the story. ‘
Abu Saeed, the editor of the book, said, “I was able to publish the third part of the story of hundreds of words with the enthusiasm of everyone.” Honestly, I was surprised when I started working on an idea — I never thought I could go that far. Gratitude to everyone. He further said, “We have been publishing a collection of hundreds of stories of 100 words with 100 stories of the first 100 words in Bengali language since 2017 under the initiative of Mukta Asar.” Many people around are working on this idea now, this is our big success, it’s a matter of feeling good. Undoubtedly, the third volume will be like the selected writings of the contestants of the 100 word story competition in two Bengalis and the writings of the established writers. Under the auspices of the publication, The City Bank Limited has enriched this initiative as always. Thank you to them. ‘
Hundreds of stories of hundreds of stories written in the third volume: Selina Hossain, Harishankar Jaldas, Selim Jahan, Anisul Haque, Akhter Hossain, Shamim Azad, Dantyas Raushan, Shariful Islam Bhuiyan, Nurun Akhtar, Masroor Arefin, Kazi Alim-Uz-Zaman, Pallab , Sumant Aslam, Sarfuddin Ahmed, Anjan Acharya, Abeda Sultana, Abu Saeed, Masood Ahmad, Anik Rahim, Anindita Chowdhury, Atasi Amin, Amit Kumar Basunia, Ananya Zarif Akand, Adib Ekram, Asaduzzaman Anshuman, Arefin Razozan , R. S. Leena, Abdul Aziz, Ifrat Jahan, Ibrahim Russell, Korban Ali, Kazi Sabrina Tabassum, Kaushik Chakma, Khairul Babu, Khairul Anam, Chaiti Roy, Zakia Sultana, Jinat Nazia, Jubayer Shaon, Zahran Alam Bondhan, James Anas Mirza, Tapti Barman, Tasnuva Orin, Tanvir Ahmed, Tabassum Tama, Nusrat Nawrin, Nazia Dipti, Narmada Mithun, Nawrin Nahar, Nigar Sultana Biltu, Nr Masud Rana, Purna Chakma, Farida Yasmin Sumi, Farha Fiba Atasi, Farzana Bobby, Fahima Akter, Fatiha Ifti, Masum Billah, Mahera Binte Rafiq, Mahfuz Ripon, Mahbub Nahid, Monowar Hossain, Mohammad Shahed Hasan, Mir Mainul Islam, Shyamal Sarkar, Shaila Rahman, Shanta Tauhida, Shimul Shahin, Sahina Mita, Sajedul Alam, Sohail Nowroz, Sadia Jafrin, Sajia Afrin Sultana, Sabbir Hossain (Nafiz), Shahadat Parvez, Solaiman Sumon, Rasheda Nasreen, Rafiqul Islam Farooqui, Rahim Mia, Rizvi Ahmed, Royal Pal, Hossain Mohammad Zaki, Humib Khan and Habibullah Fahad. India’s Milankanti Biswas, Sanjit Dutt, Kajal Sen, Tarun Chakraborty, Taimur Khan, Sharmistha Chowdhury, Palash Patra, Sanjay Dutt and Swadesh Roy.