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From the Horse's Mouth 1965-2000 Memoir of a Bureaucrat in Pakistan and Bangladesh

Format Paperback
Language English
ISBN 978 984 20 0394-3
Edition 1st
Pages 368

The third volume of the author's memoir takes the readers to a kaleidoscope of his career as acivil servant. The journey is across time and places and is full of events. Many people appear in the book, some ordinary, some very well-known.

The author's interaction with and impressions about them provide glimpses into the working of the government in particular and about the polity and society in general. Many of the pieces of writing appear like a commentary on the contemporary history. In this respect the author has tried to be as objectivc as possible, but his personal likes and dislikes are also apparent.

Unlike the first and second volume of his memoir the present volume is based almost entirely on memory, with no recourse to secondary sources. Being nearer to the events the recollection has been vivid and evocative. To be able to write three volumes of memoir covering different phases of life has been a distinct achievement of the author, a feat not seen very often. These volumes will constitute an important landmark in our history of memoir writing.

Hasnat Abdul Hye / হাসনাত আবদুল হাই

হাসনাত আবদুল হাই, জন্ম ১৯৩৯। অর্থনীতিতে উচ্চ শিক্ষা ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, ওয়াশিংটন বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় এবং লন্ডন স্কুল অফ ইকোনোমিক্স ও কেম্ব্রিজ বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ে। এক বছরের জন্য ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় অর্থনীতি বিভাগে শিক্ষকতা। ১৯৬৫ সালে সিভিল সার্ভিস অব পাকিস্তানে যোগদান। ১৯৯৯ সালে বাংলাদেশ সরকারের সচিব পদ থেকে অবসর গ্রহণ। ছাত্রজীবন থেকেই সাহিত্য-চর্চা শুরু। প্রথম ছোটগল্প প্রকাশিত হয় ১৯৫৮ সালে। ছোটগল্প, উপন্যাস, ভ্রমণ এবং প্রবন্ধ এই সব বিভিন্ন শাখায় লিখিত ষাটটির অধিক বই প্রকাশ। ছোটগল্পের জন্য ১৯৭৮ সালে বাংলা একাডেমি পুরস্কার লাভ। সাহিত্যে অবদানের জন্য ১৯৯৪-৯৫ সালে একুশে পদক লাভ। studied Economics at Dhaka University, the University of Washington and London School of Economics and Development Studies at Cambridge University. After teaching Economics at Dhaka University he joined civil service and served in various capacities including that of Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh. He was a Research Fellow at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford (1989) and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for South Asian Studies, Kyoto University (1994-1995). Hasnat Abdul Hye is a leading writer of fiction and travel books in Bangladesh. He was awarded Bangla Academy Prize for short story. He received the national award ?Ekushey Padak? for his contribution to literature. His novel ?Sultan? was nominated for the Irish ?Impac Award? in 1997 Hasnat Abdul Hye was born in Calcutta in 1939. His ancestral home is in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh.