Predicaments and controversies she came face to face with after becoming the Chief Minister in 2011, have been penned in prose and verse by Mamata Banerjee in five new books on sale at the Kolkata Book Fair.
The books Ek Palake Ek Jhalake
(Moment at a glance) and Bhabnar Saathi
(Companion of Thoughts) are written in the form of short essays and poetry.
Another book Se Nei (He is no more) pays an emotional tribute to people whom the Chief Minister has lost in life.
A collection of 100 of her favourite poems have been compiled in a volume Pachander
Kobita (Poems of my choice).
While, another volume, Earth Song, a collection of 70 poems and 70 paintings, is scheduled to be released tomorrow.
Published by Delhi-based Roli Books, the poems have been translated into English from Bengali by Nandini
Painter Shuvaprasanna, said a variety of poems and paintings have been selected.
"Some of them are about what she felt after seeing something on the streets, problems being faced by the common man, or about nature or the seasons," he told
Human suffering, human rights violations, political protests and statements have always been common ingredients of her poetry.
In spite of her busy work schedule, Banerjee, a regular writer and a poet, besides being a feisty politician, has made it a point to release her books at every edition of the book fair for the last few years.
Besides this, a CD on recitations of Banerjee's poems by Sutapa Banerjee has also been released.
With this year's five new additions published by Dey's Publishing, her books number 40 after the first one came out in 1995.
The Chief Minister has posted the cover pages of her new books on Facebook.
"I am posting this for information of the people at large, as in our democratic system they are the real foundation.
"I always update the people about my activities, be it related to issues like political struggle, human rights, love of nature, poems, paintings, etc, so that they come to know details," she wrote.
Last month, her fourth painting exhibition titled 'A Dreamer's Creation' with nearly 250 frames with nature as the main theme, was sold out at the Town Hall here.
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