New book contains 25 of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s speeches, which show how he led the Bengali people to seek freedom

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‘Father of the Nation: Selected Speeches of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’ released

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I hope to pursue more work to spread the words and awareness of the great Bangabandhu.

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a great leader and the founder and official “Father of the Nation” of Bangladesh, earning his name “Bangabandhu,” friend of the people of Bangladesh, in his lifetime. He devoted his life to his people and to liberating them from thousands of years of oppression. However, little of his ideology and thinking is known outside Bangladesh. One reason is the scant availability of translations of his speeches. Researching about this great leader, Dr Abul Hasnat Milton could only find a small portion of Bangabandhu's life and works in English. It is for this reason he now releases “Father of the Nation: Selected Speeches of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman” (published by Balboa Press AU).

With foreword written by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, this book contains 25 selected speeches of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. These speeches provide insight into Bangabandhu's overall leadership ability. They cover Bangabandhu’s entire political career, from 1956 to 1975. The speeches prior to the 1971 independence war provide valuable context for the liberation struggle in Bangladesh, and the post-1971 speeches convey a lot about the condition of the country at the time, as well as his ambitions and plans for restoring it.

“This book will appeal to anyone interested in Bangladesh’s independence struggle, Bangabandhu, South Asian history or in liberation movements, generally. Readers will find out how, despite being the leader of a small South Asian country, Bangabandhu emerged as a unique and influential figure on the world stage,” Milton says. “These speeches are not time-bound. The eternal struggle for freedom and rights are everywhere in his words, and they can be a guide to bringing equality and justice all over the world, even today.”

When asked what he wants readers to take away from the book, Milton answers, “It is my sincere hope that in this book, the reader will discover a world-class political leader in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. I hope to pursue more work to spread the words and awareness of the great Bangabandhu.” For more details about the book, please visit

“Father of the Nation: Selected Speeches of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman”
By Dr Abul Hasnat Milton
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 246 pages | ISBN 9781982291860
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 246 pages | ISBN 9781982291853
E-Book | 246 pages | ISBN 9781982291846
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dr Abul Hasnat Milton is a Bangladeshi-born Australian author, academic, public health physician and social activist. Of his pursuits, writing and poetry are his passion, and he has published 11 books of Bengali poetry and three novels. He is a regular contributor to multiple Bangladeshi newspapers and writes on politics, health and literature.

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