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This book contains Jahanara's practical daily life as well as horrors. Jahanara Imam's son Rumi, a student, went out to fight against the Pakistani army in the urban regions, especially at Dhaka. The book concludes the fate of an unfortunate mother who lost her child as well as her dear husband during the war. She achieved the independence for such a great price that she had to sacrifice the life of her dear child Rumi and her husband. Rumi was one of the most brilliant students of that time. He was supposed to go abroad for getting his degrees on Engineering. But due to the fate of his luck, the independence war of Bangladesh started and he himself rose for forward to become a volunteer for the Mukti Bahini (Freedom fighter). During the war once he was caught and taken away from his home. He no longer returned back. Her husband Sharif was a banker. He had a heart attack during the war. But due to lack of electricity, the life saving machines could not be switched on as a result her husband faced death. She got her independence but had to remain satisfied with her other son Jami. This book is actually about the cruelty of the war. It is also the auto-biography of the other thousands of mother of the war.
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Jahanara Imam personified the ideals of the liberation war of Bangladesh of 71 and embodied the protest against obscurantism and bigotry. Through her dissenting voice she had assumed a bigger than life stature of a warrior, resounding the sentiment of those who had fought for the ideals of democracy and secularism, and continued their struggle to reinstate them in the new found democratic setup of 1991. She had inherited a background of prosperity having been born in an educated family in Rangpur, a northern district of Bangladesh on 3 May 1929. As the eldest child of her family she was educated to find a firm footing as a reputed educationist, socio-cultural activist, in 1948 becoming wife of a liberal Sharif Imam, and mother of two sons who grew up with the nations and sense of purpose and sacrifice for collective good. From the time of her repute as an educationist she was known to have a mind of her own, independent, alert, direct. She drove her own car, raised her children, attended to social duties and participated in cultural programs. She acted in the plays staged she herself anchored and designed televisions programmes wrote books both for old and young, Jahanara Imam wrote 26 books, both fiction and non-fiction including Of Blood and Fire (Memories of a mother throughout the 9-month of war and birth of Bangladesh), Onnyo Jibon (Another Life), Cancerer Sathe Basobash (Living with Cancer), Muldharaye Cholechhi (I am on the Mainstream) etc. She wrote many articles on trial of the war criminals and spirit of Bangladesh Liberation war in different newspapers and journals are yet to come out in book form. She died of cancer on 26 June 1994.
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