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Raising a nation's glory and self-esteem

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Mahfuz Ul Hasib Chowdhury sheds light on a book connecting Bangladesh's present  economic rise with the views and ideals cherished by the father of the nation.


Bangladesh became independent on 16th December 1971 through the glorious Liberation War which lasted for nine months. Three million people gave away their life during the war of 1971 to free the country from the atrocious regime of Pakistan. Whenever we glance back at the memories of the Liberation War of 1971 we cannot carry on our discussion without making frequent references to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who was the dreamer and architect of Bangladesh's independence.

Shitangshu Kumar Sur Chowdhury's book The Political Economist behind the Poet of Politics is a remarkable monograph about the socio-economic visions upheld by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. After the independence of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made the best of his efforts to uplift the country's economic status by speeding up the nation's development wheels. Bangabandhu worked out massive plans and projects for resurrecting Bangladesh from the ashes of war and to place the country on the global stage with the brilliance of glory and success.

Bangabandhu's political far-sight and economic determination to make Bangladesh self-sufficient have been strikingly highlighted in this book. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was an immensely proactive and hardworking political leader who made strenuous diplomatic endeavors before and after independence for materializing the rights of Bangladesh's people. Bangabandhu's uncompromising attitude towards the geopolitical destiny of Bangladesh brought about the ultimate breakthrough in 1971 by means of which we held our head high as an independent nation.

Shitangshu Kumar Sur Chowdhury looked back on the era of Bangabandhu and bridged up that time with the current development flow across Bangladesh. The author has broadly applauded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for successfully promoting the political and economic views of Bangabandhu and thus Sheikh Hasina has been able to expedite several infrastructural projects in many parts of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is now an ideal example to be followed by other countries who can take lessons from the economic advancement Bangladesh has acquired during last few years under the dynamic and dedicated leadership of Sheikh Hasina.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman firmly believed in harmony across Bangladesh. He worked with utmost perseverance to terminate corruption, to boost agricultural growth, to control population and to enhance national unity at all levels of Bangladesh. At the same time, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman laid a great deal of emphasis on the country's industrial sector too for generating employment and eradicating poverty. We can see the reflections of those initiatives by Bangabandhu in the ongoing development programs in Bangladesh which are being mobilized by Bangabandhu's capable daughter Sheikh Hasina.

Sheikh Hasina's dedication for the prosperity of Bangladesh has amazed the entire world. Sheikh Hasina has won a number of prestigious prizes from different international organizations as acknowledgements of her patriotic and efficient leadership. Bangladesh now confidently looks forward to a secure and radiant future while the country's economy is moving forward at lightning speed.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has achieved the title "Mother of Humanity" for her humanitarian, bold and noble approach to the Rohingya refugees who moved into Bangladesh to escape ethnic violence in Myanmar's Rakhine province. Bangladesh is at present a widely prospective country with mammoth economic potentialities which are being utilized through Sheikh Hasina's measures and valiant steps towards further economic strength.

Economy and politics cannot be isolated in state mechanism. For this reason Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman superbly synthesized his economic roadmap for Bangladesh with his political ideology upholding the spirit of 1971 so that as a nation Bangladeshi people always have steadfast self-esteem and hold pride in their own identity.

Bangladesh has successfully obtained the targets of millennium development goals. Right now Bangladesh has been working incessantly with the dexterity of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to get hold of the targets illustrated for sustainable development goals (SDGs). Bangladesh's progress with healthcare, literacy rate, per capita income, information and communications technology and some more sectors deserve adulations and leaders of most of the other countries in the present world admiringly refer to Bangladesh for its achievements on social and economic indicators.

Shitangshu Kumar Sur Chowdhury pays tribute to the remembrances of Bangabandhu for the fact that the strong economic foothold Bangladesh has now secured is indebted to the ideals of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation.

Shitangshu Kumar Sur Chowdhury has been holding the post of Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank since 2012 according to his short biography portrayed in this book. His honor for Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is really moving and simultaneously the way Shitangshu Kumar Sur Chowdhury analyzed different financial, political and administrative angles of Bangladesh since its liberation up to the present time is truly profound and constructive. His words make us feel hopeful about the country's future while the facts and figures he has presented in this book would be very informative for readers.


The reviewer is a literary analyst for  The Asian Age

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