Rashid Askari

Dr. Rashid Askari is the Vice Chancellor of Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh. He is one of the handful of writers in Bangladesh who writes both Bengali and English with equal ease and efficiency. Born on 1st June, 1965 in a sleepy little town of Rangpur in Bangladesh, he took an Honours and a Master’s in English from Dhaka University with distinction, and a PhD in Indian English literature from the University of Poona. 
Rashid Askari has emerged as a writer in the mid-nineties of the last century, and has, by now, written half a dozen books, and quite a large number of research articles, essays, and newspaper columns in Bengali and English published at home and abroad. His two Bengali books: Indo-English Literature and Others (Dhaka-1996) and Postmodern Literary and Critical Theory (Dhaka-2002) and one English book The Wounded Land deserves a special mention. He writes short fictions in Bengali and English. His first short-story book in Bengali Today’s Folktale was published in 1997 and Nineteen Seventy One and Other Stories is collection of English short stories.

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