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All Those Yesterdays 1954-1964 : Youth in Pakistan America Europe

Format Hardcover
Language English
ISBN 984 70169 0080-8
Edition 1st
Pages 520

In this book, the second volume of the authors autobiography, the period covered is 1954-1964 which represents his youth. During these years he studied in Dacca College (1954-1964), University of Dacca (1956-1960), University of Washington (1960-1962) and London School of Economics (1962-1964). Straddling three continents, his youth was spent in cities including Dacca, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, London, Helsinki, Berlin and Paris. Following his wanderlust the author journeyed by car, bus, plane and train over land and ship across the Atlantic Ocean. His travel experiences are narrated vividly, using facts and where necessary, imagination. In terms of narrative for autobiography the author has developed a unique style which is off the beaten track. The author has described his student life in the three continents and in parallel has told about pursuit of his interests in arts, literature, politics and history. His depiction of persons whom he met and the places visited are brief but captivating. As in the Aide-Memoire, the first volume of his autobiography, here also he uses third person singular as the narrator which lends a measure of objectivity. Wit, humour and pathos find their place in relevant contexts, making the writing intimate as well as universal in appeal.

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.