Mamin has always been humble enough to keep his distance
from publicity and has been walking through the path of
literature on his own for many years now. In 1995 the shattering
news of his being diagnosed with cancer did not destroy
his aspiration to win over the hearts of his readers. He
has won the love he desired and now wants to win over the
killer disease. His recent works are published to raise
money for his treatment.
(Remember me too)
Ferdaus Momin; May 2000
is a touching compilation of 13 short essays, based on the
personal accounts and emotional reflections of the writer.
They reflect the psychological impact of the writer carrying
a deadly disease within. At the same time a few of the essays
describe the writer's intellectual ideologies. Some of them
are satiric, yet very true to fact. The volume is surely
a must read.
(A prayer for death in quiet)
Ferdaus Momin; March 2002
book can be considered as the sequel of the earlier compilation
of essays (Amakeo Mone Rekho). It consists 9 short essays,
which this time sound more like extracts from diary entries
of the writer. The write-- ups are personal and deeply touching.
'Life' is time and again reflected here as precious gift
from God and those who are cut short of it, can only realize
the true value of it. Though the entire volume has a sad
tune, it has a very optimistic undertone as well. Most of
the essays are very interesting, concerning issues happening
around the world of literature. These essays certainly reflect
the writers wide range of knowledge. One big reason for
these essays to be appreciated is that they are not only
informative, interesting and somewhat sad, but also well
knitted and constructed in good sounding Bangla. The language
is easy, yet witty and analytical.
(Verses wet in tears)
Ferdaus Momin; Mach 2002
Momin is mainly a poet. His poetry sketches different aspects
of human life. But this volume reflects the writer's mental
agitations caused by the distracting illness. His will to
enjoy a normal happy life, share many happy moments in the
midst of nature are time and again reflected in these verses.
The poem “Amar Meghbarta” (My Weather Report) is one notable
piece. The English translation of one of its remarkable
lines would sound like this: “…The weather report you people
hear is nothing but fake. It is me who produce those dark
clouds in the sky while 'living with a cancer'…”
Gurale Biscuit Pore
(Swing the stick and biscuit rains)
Ferdaus Momin; July 2002
Children will love
this book, no doubt about it. It consists 5 interesting
stories meant for youngsters, especially those who dream
of adventure and excitement. In most of the cases the writer
has taken incidents from his own childhood and put them
together in an interesting way to surprise the young readers!
The crayon drawing of 14 year old Naima has certainly added
an extra flavour to this book.