Rashidul Bari used to write in Bangla. In 2007, he decided to no longer write in Bangla.


I've decided to abruptly stop my communication with Bangladeshi TV &  Newspapers in 2007. It was the same year I decided to write in Bangla no more. I kept my promise the last 8 years. However, on August 19, 2015, I broke my promise. Here's how it happened:


Mr. Kowshik Ahmed, the Editor of Weekly Bangalee, contacted me on August 19, 2015, congratulating me for the recognition I received from Lehman College. He said that he truly value the importance of the banners posted across the CUNY Lehman College campus that feature the faces and titles of notable alumni such as Ruben Diaz Jr, Bronx Borough President. This is why, he said, he was very pleased to see a fellow Bengali feature on LC Campus. He provided me his phone number but I did not call him. However, when he called me I decided to pick up his phone because I respect him. Why do I respect him? Let's see.

It was 2005. I had just finished writing Muhammad Yunus' biography. I informed
Mr. Kowshik Ahmed that Daily  Ittefaq, one of the largest newspaper in Bangladesh, published it as installment. And now I want Bengalis live in North America to know Yunus' story. Mr. Ahmed said that he needs more time to think about it. He thought and revealed his decision: rejection!

He was not the only person who refused to publish my writings but I've  received rejection from numerous editors. Such rejections made me so frustrated that in 2007 I decided to gave up my aspiration to become an accomplished Bengali writer. I even decided to burn up all my published books (some 21 books).  id

This is why, I never expected to receive an interview request from Mr. Kowshik Ahmed. What an irony. Today he published my story in his paper and I read Bengali for the first time in 8 years, hanks to Mr. Kowshik Ahmed.


Rashidul Bari
Adjunct Professor of Mathematics
CUNY ruch College
8/22/2015

Book Title: Bondematram (Verse Form)
Author: Rashidul Bari 
This book is dedicated to my parents 

Price: BDT 75 ($2:00) 
Publication date: February 2001


Publisher: Hassan Zaidi, Pearl Publications 
Address: 38/2 Banglabazar, Dhaka-1100
Telephone From USA: 011-88-02-7114246
From Bangladesh: 7114246
Link to Buy the book: HERE


AUTHOR COMMENTS: This book is "bad" and I give it zero stars out of four. 
I needed some money to pay my rent. I tried to borrow some money but failed to do so. So I thought I should quickly write something! I wrote this book to pay my rent. 

Do not buy this book.

Book Title: Amader Pap (A Novel)
Author: Rashidul Bari 
This book is dedicated to Bill Clinton 

Price: BDT 130 ($3:00) 
Publication date: February 2000

Publisher: Hassan Zaidi, Pearl Publications 
Address: 38/2 Banglabazar, Dhaka-1100
Telephone From USA: 011-88-02-7114246
From Bangladesh: 7114246
Link to Buy the book: HERE

AUTHOR COMMENTS: This book is "good" and I give it three stars out of four. 
Sometime in early 1999, Russell, one of my friends gave me a copy of Aristotle's famous book: Politics. A friend of mine 
told me that he thought this was the greatest book of all time. However, he also admitted that it had been very difficult for him to understand Aristotle’s account of "Virtue". 

I read the book a few times and decided to write a Novel (i.e., Amader Pap) to help my friend Russell understands Aristotle Virtue!

I really recommend you to buy this book.

Book Title: Dicharini (A Novel) 
Author: Rashidul Bari 
This book is dedicated to Harun Rashid (My grandpa)

Price: BDT 75 ($2:00) 
Publication date: February 2002

Publisher: Osman Goni, Agamee Prakashani 
Address: 36 Banglabazar, Dhaka-1100
Telephone From USA: 011-88-02-7111332
From Bangladesh: 7111332 
Link to Buy the book: HERE


AUTHOR COMMENTS: This book is "Extraordinary" and I give it four stars out of four. I really recommend you to buy this book.

Book Title: Amader Bishwamukh (A biography of Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus)
Author: Rashidul Bari 
Introduction by Author 
This book is dedicated to Golam Sarwar 


Price: BDT 250 ($5:00) 
Publication date: February 2006
ISBN: 984-70006-0002-8


Publisher: Osman Goni, Agamee Prakashani 
Address: 36 Banglabazar, Dhaka-1100
Telephone From USA: 011-88-02-7111332
From Bangladesh: 7111332 
Link to Buy the book: HERE


AUTHOR COMMENTS: This book is "good" and I give it four stars out of five. 
I really recommend you to buy this book and read it.



Author: Rashidul Bari 
This book is dedicated to Muhammad Jahangir & Mahabubor Rahman 


Price: BDT 100 ($3:00) 
Publication date: February 2005
ISBN: 984-495-145-3


Publisher: Osman Goni, Agamee Prakashani 
Address: 36 Banglabazar, Dhaka-1100
Telephone From USA: 011-88-02-7111332
From Bangladesh: 7111332 
Link to Buy the book: HERE

AUTHOR COMMENTS: This book is "no-so-bad" and I give it two stars out of four. So read it rather than buy it.

Book Title: Nobel Jpyee Biswapathik Yunus (Biographical) 
Author: Rashidul Bari 
Introduction by Author 
This book is dedicated to Matiur Rahman and Abed Khan 


Price: 100 rupee ($3:00) 
Publication date: February 2007


Publisher: Pradip Kumar Saha, Sahityam 
Address: 18 B, SC Dey Street, Kolkata 700073
Telephone from USA:011-91-33-919830321033 
From India: 919830321033
Link to Buy the book: HERE

AUTHOR COMMENTS: This book is "good" and I give it four stars out of five. 
I really recommend you to buy this book.

Book Title: The Revolution 
Author: Rashidul Bari 
Introduction by Dr. Emajuddin Ahamed, Vice Chancellor, Dhaka University
This book is dedicated to Dr. Mark Ungar 


Price: BDT 60 ($1:00) 
Publication date: February 2006
ISBN: 984-70162-0020-5


Publisher: Hassan Zaidi, Pearl Publications 
Address: 38/2 Banglabazar, Dhaka-1100
Telephone From USA: 011-88-02-7114246
From Bangladesh: 7114246
Link to Buy the book: HERE

AUTHOR COMMENTS: This book is "bad" and I give it one star out of four. 
Don't buy it. Don't read it.

Amader Yunus, an audio album tribute to Muhammad Yunus 
Songs Composed by: Rashidul Bari 
Vocal: Andrew Kissore, Simol Mustafa, Pisus Bondoperdhoy, Dr. Vassor and many more 
Please listen it: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGutbqoTZmY...See More

Yunusism by Rashidul Bari 

Introduction by Jerald Posman, Vice President, CUNY 

Publisher: Madhab Chandro Das, Trayee Prokashan, Bangla Bazer, Dhaka

Book Publication Ceremony: Dhaka Sheraton 

Presided by: Dr. Emajuddin Ahamed, Vice Chancellor, Dhaka University

Chief Guest: Al Mahmud, Prodan Kobi 

AUTHOR COMMENTS: This book is "bad" and I give it zero stars out of four. 

Again, I needed some money to pay my rent. I tried to borrow some money but failed to do so. So I thought I should quickly write something! I wrote this book to pay my rent. 

Do not buy this book. Do not read this book. 


Book Title: Geet Ronon (Musical Composition) 
Author: Rashidul Bari 
Introduction by Author 
This book is dedicated to "my wife"


Price: BDT 80 ($2:00) 
Publication date: February 2008
ISBN: 978-702350026-X


Publisher: MR Komol 
Address: 38/3 South Kunipara, Tejgoan I/A
Dhaka 1208, Bangladesh 
Telephone From USA: 011-88-01711274951
From Bangladesh: 01711274951
email:[email protected] 
Link to Buy the book: (Will be available soon...)


AUTHOR COMMENTS: This book is "very good" and I give it four stars out of five. I recommend you to buy it and read it.


Book Title: Geet Ronon (Musical Composition) 
Author: Rashidul Bari 
Introduction by Author 
This book is dedicated to "my wife"


Price: BDT 80 ($2:00) 
Publication date: February 2008
ISBN: 978-702350026-X


Publisher: MR Komol 
Address: 38/3 South Kunipara, Tejgoan I/A
Dhaka 1208, Bangladesh 
Telephone From USA: 011-88-01711274951
From Bangladesh: 01711274951
email:[email protected] 
Link to Buy the book: (Will be available soon...)


AUTHOR COMMENTS: This book is "very good" and I give it four stars out of five. I recommend you to buy it and read it.

Book Title: Moktir Istaher (Verse Form) 
Author: Rashidul Bari 
Introduction by Author 
This book is dedicated to Muhammad Yunus, Amartya Sen, A. Q. M. Badruddoza Chowdhury, Fazle Hasan Abed, Emajuddin Ahamed and Faridue Reza Sagar 


Price: BDT 80 ($2:00) 
Publication date: February 2010
ISBN: 978-702350025-1


Publisher: MR Komol 
Address: 38/3 South Kunipara, Tejgoan I/A
Dhaka 1208, Bangladesh 
Telephone From USA: 011-88-01711274951
From Bangladesh: 01711274951
email:[email protected] 
Link to Buy the book: (Will be available soon...)























This is Rashidul Bari’s last Bangla Book. I don’t know why had he stopped writing in Bengali at such as young age. But I know one thing—this book is a great one.

The story of this great novel not only depicts the crimes of Jamaat leaders in 1971 but also focuses on a romance of two students, who spoiled by leaders of Jamaat, against the backdrop of post 1971 Liberation War.

I recommend it for all readers—especially youths—because this story is extraordinary. Reading this book again & again, I think—readers will fell sort of the same as when they watched –Titanic--James Cameron tragic film.

I (used to) know Rashidul Bari. He told me that he wrote this novel because he believe it will play a big role in punishing those who committed crimes in 1971 and thereafter. He classified this as Historical Fiction. He wrote a poem (recited by Shimul Mustafa) to promote this book, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny91JSUe9X0

In this book, the author was instrumental in bringing— a new kind of consciousness to his work. His use of visual detail is often cinematic in its range, using the literary corresponding of criticizing--to give dramatic interest. I think the author learned these skills from Tolstoy.

Rashidul Bari is an exhilaratingly original writer with a gift for irony and a gentle, perceptive heart. His canvas might be a place and time Bengalis are only beginning to understand, but he paints his art on the page, where it is intimate and poignant.I hope one day Rashidul will write in Bengali again.

Muhammad Yunus: The Saint
by Rashidul Bari
(Please read more from Daily Star:
http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=20818)
Introduction by: Jerald Posman, Vice President, York College, CUNY 
Book Publication Ceremony: Dhaka Sheraton Hotel
Date: January 26, 2008
Presided by: Dr. Emajuddin Ahamed, Vice Chancellor, Dhaka University
Chief Guest: Justice Muhammad Habibur Rahman, Former Head of the Govenment, Bangladesh. 



AUTHOR COMMENTS: This book is "good" and I give it four stars out of five. 
I really recommend you to buy this book.

Rashidul Bari