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BRAC Bank Reading Café explores Rahul Sankrityayan’s ‘Volga Theke Ganga’

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Staff Reporter, Dhaka : The members of BRAC Bank Reading Café recently convened for a stimulating discussion on the timeless classic, ‘Volga Theke Ganga,’ authored by the renowned thinker and writer Rahul Sankrityayan.

The session delved into the profound motivations behind the book’s creation, its multifaceted themes, and the extraordinary storytelling style distinguishing it from other historical works.

Rahul Sankrityayan’s ‘Volga Theke Ganga’ embarks on a captivating journey of human existence, tracing the intricacies of relationships, culture, economy, and politics throughout history. The discussants were intrigued by the author’s choice to narrate this historical account through a storytelling format, presented as riveting conversations in each chapter.

“This book’s uniqueness lies not only in its historical exploration but also in the inventive narrative style chosen by Rahul Sankrityayan,” remarked one of the passionate readers. “While he could have followed the path of Yuval Noah Harari’s scholarly approach, the author opted to share this wealth of knowledge through engaging storytelling. It allows readers to form a profound connection with the past, making the book both enlightening and enthralling.”

The discussion further illuminated the life of Rahul Sankrityayan, highlighting his invaluable contributions to literature, which continue to inspire and captivate readers across generations. His insatiable thirst for knowledge and passion for exploration led him on incredible journeys, both physically and intellectually, enriching his work with depth and authenticity.

At the session on July 20, 2023, the participants pondered over the countless layers of wisdom and historical insights offered by ‘Volga Theke Ganga.’ The book’s themes transcended time and culture, leaving a lasting impact on all those who delved into its pages.

Quoting from the discussion, another member of the BRAC Bank Reading Café expressed, “Rahul Sankrityayan’s ‘Volga Theke Ganga’ is a testament to the power of storytelling in illuminating the tapestry of human civilization. It is a work that reminds us of the vastness of our collective history and the countless stories that shape our understanding of the world.”

In August, the BBL Reading Café eagerly anticipates another intellectually stimulating session as they embark on reading and discussing ‘Oshomapto Attojiboni’ (The Unfinished Memoirs) by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, an opportunity to delve into the life and wisdom of the iconic statesman.

BBL Reading Café is a vibrant community of bibliophiles dedicated to exploring literary masterpieces, fostering engaging discussions, and celebrating the transformative power of books. Through their regular gatherings, the members engage in insightful dialogues that promote intellectual growth and a deeper appreciation for literature’s diverse treasures.

 


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