IBNA- A collection of 10 short stories by well-known Iranian writer and social critic Jalal Al-e Ahmad (1923-1969) has been translated into Bengali and published.
Titled ‘The Best Short Stories by Jalal Al-e Ahmad’, the book has been translated into Bengali by Muhammad Abdus Sabur Khan, a faculty member at the Department of Persian Language and Literature of the University of Dhaka and released by Pendulum Publishing in Bangladesh, public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) reported.
The book has been introduced in the 14th issue of the magazine ‘Bengal Publications’, a journal which is committed to publishing some of the best English language writing from South East Asian region and abroad, publishing a wide variety of content, including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, dramas, critical essays, belles-lettres, translations and other arts.
The book also features a biography of Al-e Ahmad who was born in a well-to-do family of Shia clerics, his university education at the time he joined the Communist Iranian party called Hezb-e Tudeh (the Party of Masses) which he later quitted, his work in Iran’s the Ministry of Education as a teacher, the author’s support of Nationalization of Iranian Oil Industry Movement led by the democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh and so forth.
As well as Al-e Ahmad’s novels and short stories for which he is best known and admired, he also wrote travel journals, translations, village studies, essays, and reviews. There’s a literary event in Iran titled the Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Awards which has been established in his memory.