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The Happy Children of the Third World

Written by Nasrul Eam

This is the story of the children who endure hunger and poverty daily but never stop playing happily and innocently, showing the world that they are worthy of being loved by everyone on earth; and do not want to live on the pity of the developed world. Artistic photographs always convey the true essence of life in a way no words can. Happy Children of the Third World takes that aesthetic form of photography to a new level with the blend of minimalistic and creative visualization.

The shining faces of these children touch our hearts and make us imagine a world of true happiness, untouched by poverty or hazards. These children are from the evergreen villages of Bangladesh that stretch from the plains of the mighty Ganges, from the streets of north most settlements to its inland villages that go all the way to the Bay of Bengal following its hundreds of rivers.

Publication Details
Publisher: Light & Composition University Press
Author: Nasrul Eam
Photographs by Nasrul Eam
Edition: Second Revised Edition
First Published: October 1, 2008
Last Updated On: March 29, 2011
Pages: 95 pages
Format: Native PDF
Size: 13.782 MB

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Get to Know the Author

Nasrul Eam
Light & Composition

Nasrul has been setting new standards as an author, photographer, editor, educator, and art director for more than a decade. Currently Editor-in-Chief at Light & Composition, Head of Department of Art and Photography, and Language and Linguistics at Light & Composition University, Nasrul started his professional career in 2000. He wrote books such as The Quintessence of Photography: Understanding Composition, for developing artistic vision, and The Essence of Close-up Photography, for developing the basics of photographic vocabulary and exploring close-up photography with an artistic touch. His other books are Illuminating Nature, volume 1 and 2, with vivid examples of nature and wildlife photography, The Happy Children of the Third World, which touches on the meaning of life, to its core, and Mastering Food Photography. Understanding the Building Blocks of English Language, and Understanding the Structure of English Language, are two of his well-known books, which have been used in English language learning programs, in different countries around the world. Nasrul has published over 100 articles on various aspects of art, photography, language, linguistics, religion, and science.

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    Shahnaz Parvin

    A book that offers you an emotional payoff, a release of the emotional involvement so you feel those moments. Every photograph of it telling a story. They are so much touchy, so much inspirational, which I always dreamed to capture with my photographs. It inspires me to take my camera and go on shooting right away.

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    Zahraa Al Hasani

    Huge work ! from the cover you can discern how it has a big impact

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    I really enjoyed this book. Nasrul Eam has done an incredible job on taking the reader to the poor children and portraying their unique life. The story itself was magnificent. Thank you to a truly wonderful book. I will never forget reading it.

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    A real awesome book!!! They are very captivating and loveable photography. I just wish it wasn’t $18.99 because I would download it for my iPad. When I have it, I could not put it down. I stayed up until 2 AM reading it many times. I cried. I absolutely loved it.

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    This book is so emotionally engaging that I had to stop reading it to take a breath from time to time. The prose and the photographs, everything came out brilliantly. Awesome book!

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    The Happy Children of the Third World is an unbelievable book; it filled with heart touching photographs that brought out so mach emotions. The author described the life of children of Bangladesh with such detail that I felt like I was actually with these children! It is a must read in my opinion! I cannot wait to read his other books!

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    I have heard about this book recently. Everyone said it is a very touchy and popular book, but didn’t know why. After reading it, I was shocked, happy, amazed, it is so emotional. Every photograph with description filled me up with tears. This book actually has so many meaning to me now, really a great book!

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    It is a great read, to me it was educational. This book gave me a total different perspective into life of Bangladesh. Its photographs are sensitive and touching. You will have difficulties to put the book down for a break. A must read.

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    The Happy Children of the Third World is one of those books where the writing is perfect and the photographs are so gripping. The kind of book you set down and your mind does nothing but thinks about it until finish. Very few books make me feel this way. I’m so glad I read this.

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    By far one of the most artistic photography books I read. Once you start the first page, you just can’t let this book down before it is finished. The writer, Nasrul managed to make the reader realize, what could be a life of children from third world county. It’s a masterpiece! A must read!

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    Laura Merucci

    Awesome book that I just finished reading. Nasrul showed me a different world of children in Indian subcontinent, It is a very inspiring story. The first half of the book is superb with photographs and story that offers an interesting look into a life that I am not very familiar with. The second half is sad, where i cant stop crying. I can’t deny what Dr. Ronald said to Nasrul, “The photos conveyed your message and went along very well with the narrative. Over all it is a fine literary piece.” I highly recommend reading this book if you are interested in a rare triumph in life of Indian subcontinent.

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    Nasrul’s mastery of metaphor in wordplay may not be among the best in the English language, because we hardly heard of him, but in this beautiful book – The Happy Children of the Third World, he tells a story of happy children in the most beautiful prose that borders on poetry. Every photograph painted itself visibly in my mind. I’m so impressed by Nasrul’s ability to see and photograph them. It’s a remarkable achievement in non-linear storytelling from a photographer.

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    This book is impressive in the stories that unfold in each photograph with the range of their in-depth tales. Every photograph with the smiley children is spectacular. It’s not an “untouchable” book, but deeply touching.

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    A literary masterpiece that deserved acknowledgement. I loved the writing style of Nasrul, with very vivid photographs. A must read for anyone interested in reading more than just coffee table books.

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    Sandra Oliver

    I love this book. I love the way it is written and the photographs of it. These children are so beautiful with smile. The writing is like reading beautifully dense poetry. Definitely recommend.

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    I am happy reading this book. The book is wonderful, and the message is touching the heart. Excellent work, Cheers.

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    Ronald S. Cooperman, M.D.

    Dear Nasrul Eam,
    Hinthum is a Dzonka (Bhutanese Language) word I learned early in relation to the textiles I acquired during my many visits to Bhutan. Many Textiles, mostly kiras (Ladies national dress) are woven for sale, barter, or payment of debt. These are often woven with intricacies and details and in colors that are quite splendid. However they do not compare to the ones woven for purpose, a daughter’s wedding, a family heirloom, a King’s coronation. These have added to them the special ingredient of love and extra care and purpose. This is “Hinthum” which translated as best as possible is “heart felt”

    Reading your book shows the love, sincere meaning and purpose of your endeavor and realization of this intent. It shows that it was meant not just for publication but purpose. It does indeed show your purpose as “heart felt” and relays those feelings to the readers. I have photographed many children in Bhutan and was always captivated by their innocence and unreserved dedication to what they were doing, whether it was an 8 years old carrying their younger siblings on their backs, or going off to school or helping in the fields. Not always laughing or smiling but always content and accepting.

    You have conveyed in your photos and narrative a true meaning with total sincerity of lives of these children and the problems and difficulties they are born into, face and accept. Describing an ever increasing danger to them and a proposed solution is worthwhile as it is something we all would like to do. Suffering is sad but unfortunately their suffering is decreed from levels as you describe that may be beyond our individual ability to reach, hence we can only provide palliative relief from such suffering and offer meager remedies but if that is all we can do then we shall do just that.

    My travels around the world, from pacific Ocean Islands, where a simple, inexpensive chloroquine tablet can save a child from Malaria’s ravages to the Himalayan Mountain tops where giving children pencils so that they can better themselves, have shown me that much is needed and so little is being done. No one can disagree with the impact of your book and possibly agree to assist as best as they can. We were all children once and have our own memories and played as best as we could, in fields, in forests, in jungles, in oceans, and inner cities, Your book reminds us of these past joys and perhaps in this awareness will lead to the willingness to assist these “Happy Children of the Third World “.

    The layout and organization of the material was very well done, very professional and very impactful. The photos conveyed your message and went along very well with the narrative. Over all it is a fine literary piece.

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