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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Re: [mukto-mona] Fw: [Alapon] Writer Humayun Ahmed dies in NY

Even Humayun would take such opinion that he wrote better than Sarat with a grain of salt and sauce.  His first two novels were autobiographical, a few others were based on the families of famous Landlords of Bengal, and the rest of them were rubbish of inferior order.  His last novel would raise a tempest, if it were published in his lifetime.  Only a sick mind would make the events of the tragic death of a ten year old child (of the architect of Bangladesh) along with most of his family a topic of his novel.  He even tried to eulogize the killers. 

On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 7:45 PM, Shah Deeldar <> wrote:

If you really look at Sunil's works, he too is a commercial writer in his core. Some of his works are OK but most of them are trash and could have been written by any mediocre writer.  When people write for money, I would categorize those writers as sold-out souls. H. Ahmed was a good story teller but I would not consider him as the best of both Bengals as many would love to portray. That is a pure hallucination!
So, if Sunil certifies Ahmed as a better writer than Sharotchandra Chattopadhya, I would take that compliment with few grains of salt. I would hate to compare H. Ahmed with anybody except with the author, himself, period! He was not a writer in the beginning and then he felt to write for money (by author's own confession) and that is what I see in his works. I do not want to flatter people for the things that have not done for the public.
"All great truths begin as blasphemies." GBS

From: Farida Majid <>
To: "" <>
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2012 7:10 PM
Subject: RE: [mukto-mona] Fw: [Alapon] Writer Humayun Ahmed dies in NY

           Hope you read the piece by Sunil Gangopadhya who says Humayun Ahmed's position as a fiction writer (kothashilpi) in Bangla is above that of Sharotchandra Chattopadhya. That is a huge compliment!  I know Sunil-da and I know that he is an honest and serious litterateur. I respect his opinion on Humayun Ahmed.

                     Farida Majid

Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 07:26:37 +0600
Subject: Re: [mukto-mona] Fw: [Alapon] Writer Humayun Ahmed dies in NY

Humayun Ahmed was a good friend of mine for twenty years,1974-93.  His literature was mediocre, but he earned enviable popularity.  I am sure he would be remembered for a while.

On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM, Jiten Roy <> wrote:

I had a chance to watch only a few of his TV-dramas; styles were so unique that – I could identify his dramas later on only after hearing a few dialogues.
Humayun Ahmed was the 'morning star' of the literary circle in Bangladesh. He has given a new life to the TV-drama-world in Bangladesh.  I am sure - he has shown ways to so many lost drifters through his novels, dramas, and writings. I have never met him personally but - the news of his departure felt like a loss of a close relative. May God rest his departed soul with peace and tranquility for eternity!
Jiten Roy

--- On Thu, 7/19/12, Morshed, Adnan Z <> wrote:

From: Morshed, Adnan Z <>
Subject: [Alapon] Writer Humayun Ahmed dies in NY
To: "" <>
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 2:56 PM

Writer Humayun Ahmed is no more.....



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