Sunil Gangopadhyay's MONER MANUSH - An Audio-Book CD Collection on writings on LALON FAKIR from Bangla Beyond Borders


A video preview of Bengali Audio Book Moner Mansush by Bangla Beyond Borders

Germantown, Maryland, USA, Oct 21, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Published in 2008, the novel Moner Manush is a biographical account of Lalon Fakir - the Emperor of the Bauls - through the eyes of the acclaimed Bengali poet and writer Sunil Gangopadhyay. It is available in MP3 digital audio download format HERE.

Fakir Lalon Shah was a folk philosopher and composer, born in 1774 in the present district of Kushtia in Bangladesh. The novel depicts the life experiences of Lalon: his childhood; the tragic separation from his family; his settlement in the forest away from locality and the growth of his follower community and his simple philosophy of life. Lalon's life and his beliefs have a huge relevance in todays world when religion has divided our society. Lalon lived between institutional religions and called for a unified approach towards realizing the presence of 'God' within the human body. His songs give subliminal exposures to the reality that lies beyond the material world and show the triviality of any attempt to divide people both materially or spiritually.

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Bangla Beyond Borders have successfully launched the first ever full length Bengali audio novel based on Sunil Gangopadhyay's Moner Manush in the form of a pack of 5 CDs. The audio-book features wonderful narration by acclaimed actor Soumitro Chatterjee and the author Sunil Gangopadhyay himself, along with an excellent crew.

Bangla Beyond Borders is a new company, and still in its infancy. It was established in 2010 in Boston, USA with the objective of publishing works that meet a broad range of subjects across an array of disciplines and aims to bring literary gems from around the world to an international platform. BBB believes art and literature go beyond national boundaries, they belong to the world and plans to merge the components of art, human behavior and technology to bridge the literary chasm that separates the world.

Watch a video preview of the Audio-book online. The five-CD set is available in Bengali MP3 Audio Download format HERE.