The magical thoughts of Mostofa Kamal
How many prominent authors are looking for the geography-related artistic creativity? It is important to keep things in mind from time to time. Lyricist Mustafa Kamal seems to have considered this goal in his novel 'Agnikonnya'. As the background of the novel, he did not only resort to the painful history of partition but also highlighted the protagonists of the history of the time from the standpoint of revolution and its will power.
Standing on the spell of the history of a country or region, important literature of that part is written with a sense of obligation and morality. It is also a historical responsibility for conscientious writers. Historical novels are divided into one issue. It's time and character. Needless to say, time is not divided here or it can be avoided. Then the end of history is the end of the world. The rest is character.
Based on these characters, the original structure and statement of the novel is well written. There is no doubt about the time of history. The characters can also be of that time. But they could be imaginary. On the other hand, the characters can be characterized by history even after the actual. The real characters of that time are the narrator of history, the operator of the course or the father of the new history. Do not hesitate to say the history of novel fiction with fictional characters is as difficult as writing about the simple real character.
Writer Mostafa Kamal became the traveler of that complex path. The novel is fascinating as well as carries the tradition of brilliance and presents a handy presentation. The novel begins with dramatization -- 'Two dolls in both hands of Motiya. She sits on the floor of the house with deep focus on the dolls. The little hair of the prostheses bent. Lace legs on the lips. Feel Wow! I have seen it very beautiful. Suddenly, the sound of the slogan came out in his ears. Absolutely the slogan of motherland raised in the voice of people as "The state language must be Bengali, should be Bengali at any cost. State Language is Bengali."
Matia ran to the verandah. Looking at the outside, she saw a huge procession going on fast ... ... a voice called "State Language Bengali". In this way, he inter-winged reality with fiction resorting to the footsteps of history. He subtly portrays the whole setting by means of the characters, place and event of that period as a complete identity of that time.
Everybody is a historical character, but they are revived with the essence of new identity by the work of the writer's novelty and they are now alive in today's veracity. He travelled through the thorny path of history -- Jinnah also became a fan of East Bengal's most popular leader, Sher-e-Bangla. Suhrawardy Saheb, the leader of the Pakistan Movement, was also removed before Partition. Khwaja Nazimuddin, the favorite of Jinnah-Liaquat Khan's forehead.
Aspiring Jinnah was more attentive about being superior to the acquisition of Pakistan in the wake of partition. This is the period for Pakistan. Lord Mount Batten's vengeance's fires blaze in Pakistan. Jinnah did not agree with this. He is not an Urdu-speaking person by himself. However, on the advice of Khwaja Sahib, he became desperate to make Urdu a state language. And it got banged in the Bengali Province. Many people including Sher-e-Bangla, Suhrawardy, Maulana Bhashani, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and others went to the streets. The demand for language in exchange for blood was established. But exploitation and oppression became a regular routine for the Bengali people.
In the Chuwan elections, the ruling United Front could not accept the huge victory of the ruling Muslim League. Golam Mohammad-Iskandar is the conspiracy of Mirzad. They, however, were defeated by the tyrannical military ruler General Ayub Khan. Sheikh Mujib compiled a six-point table for East Pakistan who was sitting in jail. Every event has been described in lively language. While going through the novels, the characters seem not to be historic rather alive.
The author portrayed every character with the fundamental nature of unique creativity. Readers can also easily take lessons from the history of the novel. Although the novel begins with Matia Chowdhury's dolls, we see him as a struggling worker of the roadways. At the end of the novel, she looked at Nurjahan Begum with a smile.
After some time, she went to his house and sat down. Then read the newspaper report carefully. Then he engaged himself with the conversation, with two persons, over telephone and decided to go to the campus. To negotiate six points, students will sit with the leaders. There will be a massive student movement in the country. Matia's character came as a carpenter in the novel. This novel is not the life story of Motani. The character here also is embedded with the spirit of historical importance. That character has become a firefighter.
Its period is from 1947 to 1966. There was no partiality in favour of the role of the heroes of history in the post-partition and subsequent context. The writer Mostofa Kamal, with his magic-pen, has arranged these heroic sacrificial poesy-tales.
Professor Dr Mohammed Ashadzzaman Chowdhury teaches at Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET), Gazipur