SILVER SPRING, MD (PRWEB) October 06, 2012
Author Sharmin Ahmad grew up in a family of freedom fighters. Her father, Tajuddin Ahmad, the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh, organized and led the war of liberation for Bangladesh to victory in 1971. Her mother,Syeda Zohra Tajuddin, a senior member of the largest political party “Bangladesh Awami League”, revived her party in the late seventies to resist military rule and uphold democracy and justice. It’s no wonder for her to participate in the Egypt’s historic Victory Day at Tahrir Square last February 18, 2011. Her experience with such monumental moment in history is chronicled in Daughter of Bangladesh Liberation.
Ahmad candidly provides a firsthand account of the greatest mass revolution of the 21st century; the online social network Facebook had turned out to be an essential tool for the making of a successful peaceful revolution---an extraordinary event that has been the first of its kind in the history of the world. Daughter of Bangladesh Liberation includes exquisitely taken photographs that she took during the entire week Egypt was liberated from a dictatorial government.
“The dedication to true democracy was immense. In the melee of people walking about in all directions were men and women who had painted their faces with the Egyptian flag,” Ahmad wrote. “Some youths, who were most probably Christians, were singing while wandering around with the name of Jesus Christ painted in English on their cheeks. Those who had embraced martyrdom during the revolution included Christians, Muslims, men, women and even children. Above all, irrespective of their age, religion, color, creed and sex, they were all Egyptians. It was a revolution of the Egyptian nation.”
Through her deft narrative skills in Daughter of Bangladesh Liberation, Ahmad adroitly weaves a tale of redemption, heroism, peace and justice. The world of history, politics, cultures and culinary details are woven with dexterity and creativity that makes her narrative a wholesome read.
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About the Author
Sharmin Ahmad was born in a renowned family in Bangladesh and is the daughter of the country's first prime minister. Ahmad immigrated to the United States in 1984, earning a Master of Arts degree in 1990 in Women’s Studies from George Washington University, Washington, DC, and won a fellowship and a Women’s Studies Scholar award. She also completed graduate studies at GWU in Early Childhood Education. She received a Woman of Distinction Award for “outstanding contributions in the field of international goodwill and understanding” from Soroptimist International of the Americas Club, Washington DC. She has been involved with children’s education for two decades and co-produced a children’s peace dance drama based on her first published book “The Rainbow in a Heart.” She has consulted various prestigious institutes and organizations on peace education, women’s empowerment, human rights and interfaith bridge building. Her next book, a historic memoir, Tajuddin Ahmad: a Leader and Father is scheduled to be published next year.
Daughter of Bangladesh Liberation * by Sharmin Ahmad
In Egypt: a country that was rocked by a revolution
Publication Date: September 13, 2012
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