Dr Ghulam Murshid is a renowned scholar on Bengali Language and Literature. His recently published book , Hajar Bochhorer Bangali Shongshkriti has received very positive comments from some well known literary critics . The book has encomapassed almost all aspects of Bengali life.
In this exclusive interview with VOA Bangla Service , Dr Murshid outlines some of the salient features of the book. He says that his book is remarkably different from the books written on the same subject by his predecessors because he has essentially seen Bengali nation as an undivided entity. Dr Murshid adds that he has sought the areas which unite the Bengalis rather than ones which divide..
Dr Murshid has authored many other books including one on the literary biography of Poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta . The book was also considered as a unique authoritative biography of the poet . Dr Murshid, who now lives in London, in his early days was a teacher of Rajshahi University in Bangladesh.