Unfinished Memoirs


In 2018, the Bangladesh Embassy in Kathmandu, in collaboration with the Nepal Academy, published the Nepali translation of Unfinished Memoirs, a book written by Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.


The translation was done by former Foreign Secretary of Nepal and former Secretary General of SAARC Ambassador Arjun Bahadur Thapa and Professor Mahesh Poudel of Department of Linguistics of Tribhuvan University.


The translated version gives an opportunity to learn about Bangabandhu, his legacy and struggle for creating a country free from injustice, exploitation, fundamentalism and bigotry.


Written during his sojourns in jail as a state prisoner between 1967 and 1969, the book begins with recollections of his days as a student activist in the run-up to the movement against the British rule in the subcontinent in the early 1940s.  His memories also cover the Bengali language movement, the first stirrings of the movement for Bangladesh’s independence and self-rule, and powerfully convey the great uncertainties as well as the great hopes that dominated the time.


The second volume of the memoirs – The Prison Diaries – was published in 2020.


If you are interested to obtain a copy of the book, kindly send a request by email to the Ambassador at mission.kathmanudu@mofa.gov.bd with your name, full postal address and mobile phone number. The Embassy will send a complimentary copy of the book by post.