A Book You Have Recently Read – Paragraph Writing

A Book You Have Recently Read – Paragraph Writing


Books are our best friends. Even in today’s world, taken over by electronic media, internet and mobile, the importance of books cannot be ruled out.

Recently, I have had the chance to read, Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay’s classic novel ‘Chander Pahar’.I loved the book so much that I have lost count of the number of times I flipped through the pages of the book even after I had finished reading it. The book records the adventures that Shankar, a young Bengali boy, has in Africa where he goes in connection with his job on the railways. He encounters many dangerous animals like lion, highly venomous black mamba etc. But the real adventure begins when Shankar accompanies Diago Alverage, a European adventurer, to the Kilimanjaro mountain in search of diamonds. In the course of the events Diago gets killed by a terrible animal called ‘Buniyp’ and Shankar is left all alone in that unknown land, full of adversity and danger. But he braves it with extraordinary courage and valour.

After a great struggle, he is saved from the desert. I love the character of Shankar who is the embodiment of courage. It is Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay’s great narrative skill with which he makes alive the descriptions of African jungles and Shankar’s adventures. The insight of the author into Shankar’s character makes him one of the most popular characters of Bengali literature. When I was reading the novel, I found myself engrossed in it and with Shankar, my mind also travelled in the land of Africa. This is why ‘Chander Pahar’ holds such a special place in my heart.

Note: এই আর্টিকেলের ব্যাপারে তোমার মতামত জানাতে নীচে দেওয়া কমেন্ট বক্সে গিয়ে কমেন্ট করতে পারো। ধন্যবাদ।

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