Mohammad Nurul Huda: National award winner leading prolific writer of the country with sizeable contribution in various branches of literature, Huda is best known as a poet. He is particularly acclaimed as jatisattar kobi meaning ‘the poet of national identity’. A versatile writer, he is also widely known as an essayist, literary critic, translator, folklorist and IPR-specialist for copyright and traditional cultural expressions. Huda has also published two novels that brought him fame of a fiction writer with a difference. His Jonmajati (tr. Birthrace) published in February 1994 is being acclaimed as ‘an open-ended postmodern novel signalling a significantly newer turn in the world of Bangla fiction’. The novel is also remarkable for its discovery of a unique folk universe, the background being the Lusai hills and the vast coastal area with a rare geographical setting of sea and hills and plains. The theme of this novel revolves around the genesis of mankind, emphasising on the sexual behaviour of the primitive dwellers of this part of the world as well as re-examining both the Biblical theory and Darwin’s proposition of man’s coming to this earth.