Ekattorer Dingulee (Bengali: একাত্তরের দিনগুলি, English: Of Blood and Fire (translator Mustafizur Rahman)) is an autobiographical book by Martyr-Mother Jahanara Imam based on her experiences of the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971.
Ekattorer Dingulee means The Days of 71.
Jahanara Imam's son Shafi Imam Rumi, a student, went out to fight against the Pakistani army in the urban regions, specially at Dhaka. This book contains Jahanara's practical daily life as well as horrors.
The book concludes the fate of an unfortunate mother who lost her child as well as her dear husband during the war. She achieved the independence for such a great price that she had to sacrifice the life of her dear child Rumi and her husband.
Rumi was one of the most brilliant students of that time. He was supposed to go abroad for getting his degrees on Engineering. But due to the fate of his luck, the independence war of Bangladesh started and he himself rose for forward to become a volunteer for the "Mukti Bahini" (Freedom fighter). During the war once he was caught and taken away from his home. He never returned.
Her husband Sharif Imam was a Civil Engineer. He had a heart attack during the war. But due to lack of electricity, the life saving machines could not be switched on as a result her husband faced death.
She got her independence but had to remain satisfied with her other son Jami. This book actually the cruelty of the war. It is also the auto-biography of the other thousands of mother of the war.