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IU ex-VC’s book on Bangabandhu and Hasina published

Humayun Kabir Jibon

A book entitled ‘Bangabandhu and Sheikh Hasina: Contemporary Bangladesh’ written by Islamic University’s former vice-chancellor Professor Dr Rashid Askari has been published.

Agamee Prakashani has published the book recently, IU official sources said on Friday afternoon.

The book is a compendium of 28 articles, essays and treatises focusing on some major aspects of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Sheikh Hasina’s life and politics as well as some social and cultural phenomena of the 21st century.

The incumbent generation can know many unknown incidents regarding the political, cultural and social life of Bangabandhu and Sheikh Hasina through this book.

When contacted, Dr Rashid Askari said, “I love writing on Bangabandhu and Bangladesh. When it comes to writing about Bangladesh, Bangabandhu’s vision and Sheikh Hasina’s achievements come to the forefront. The book will show how Bangladesh is marching forward under Sheikh Hasina’s leadership despite the global crisis created by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

‘The Making of Mujib’, written by him, an intellectual biography of the country’s founding president Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has already been published.

Rashid Askari is a Professor of English department and incumbent dean of Arts’ Faculty of Islamic University, who has fulfilled his tenure as the vice-chancellor for the first time ever in the history of the university.

He is also a bilingual writer, Bangabandhu researcher, fictionist, columnist, translator and literary critic.

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