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Living with Integrity: Saber Reza Karim of Bangladesh [Contributions to Bangladesh Studies]

($30.00, £0.00)
Format Paperback
Language English
ISBN 978 984 20 0166-6
Edition 1st
Pages 360

As I reflect on the nearly fifty-five years of my friendship with Saber Reza Karim (1930-2009) the two words that sparkle in my mind are Integrity and Love that characterize his life and work. Saber\'s father A.K. Bazlul Karim learned Persian, Arabic and Sanskrit and earned a First Class Master\'s degree in English Literature from the famous Presidency College, Calcutta. As a civil servant he was known for his integrity and hard work. Saber\'s grandfather Abu Rashid, an inspector of schools, was well-known for his educational and community service and saintly character and is immortalized by Syed Waliullah in his famous Bengali novel Lal Shalu. Saber had a distinguished career first as a CSP officer in Pakistan and from 1972 onward in the foreign service of Bangladesh as Minister and Ambassador internationally and in a number of educational and public service national organizations after retirement. Saber loved to recite the following saying of Marie Curie: \"We cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individual. Towards this end, each of us must work toward his own highest development, accepting at the same time his share of responsibility in the general life of humanity - our particular duty being to help those to whom we feel we can be most useful.\" Another favorite quotation of his was from one of Ralph Waldo Emerson\'s essays that the test of a really good and successful life is: \"... to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition.\" This book is a gift offering by some of his family members and friends. My opening two essays show his ideal of Living with Integrity. - Anwar Dil

Anwar Dil / আনোয়ার দিল

Anwar Dil was born in Jullundur, Punjab, and raised in Abbottabad in the North-West Frontier Province. Educated at Government College, Lahore; Islamia College, Peshawar; University of Michigan; and Indiana University. He was Professor of Language Science and Communication at United States International University in San Diego, California (1973-2003). In Pakistan he served for sixteen years as Lecturer in English Literature at a number of colleges, and as Professor and Language Specialist at the West Pakistan Education Extension Centre, Lahore. He is the author and editor of over forty books including nineteen volumes in the distinguished Language Science and National Development Series published by Stanford University Press. His internationally acclaimed books include: Humans in Universe (1983), Norman Borlaug on World Hunger (1997) and Bengali Language Movement and Creation of Bangladesh (with Afia Dil, 2000, 2011) and six books on Intercultural Bangladesh (sixth book: An Intercultural Collage, 2012).