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Rashid Askari

Rashid Askari is a Bengali-English writer, fictionist, columnist, media personality and an academic in Bangladesh. Born on 1st June, 1965 in a sleepy little town of Rangpur, Bangladesh, he took an Honours and a Master's in English from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and a PhD in Indian English literature from the University of Pune, India. He is currently the vice chancellor of Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh. Askari emerged as a writer in the mid-1990s and has by now written half a dozen books and quite a large number of 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 deserve special mention. He is one of the major present generation Bangladeshi writers in English with his own very personal style.