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Mike Sheriff wrote book in Bengali again

Update : 22 Feb 2022, 02:12

People of the Indian sub-continent are adequately knowledgeable about the rulers of the British reign and much about the stakeholders associated with the administrative bodies of that contemporary time while pretty less on the lifestyle of the usual British citizens. Consequently, elucidating upon the lifestyle of the British citizens of that contemporary time sheriff published a book in Bengali. 

All these came up in an interview of Mike Sheriff with this (concerned) reporter.

"The life of Eims Sheriff," a book written by Mike Sheriff, is now available in the Stall no. 480 and 481 at the Ekushey Book Fair, an initiative by Nagori Prokashoni.

Mike first came to Bangladesh in 1987 with an NGO intending to work for children in Bangladesh, and his first stay was at Kurigram. And since then, his appearance in Bangladesh has been consistent. While working for the children, the barrier that kept hindering Mike in the first place was nothing but the 'language.' Moreover, his long time-span living here in this country (being here for a long time) spearheaded an unfeigned love for the language of this soil as well within him. Consequently, he started learning Bengali in 2006.

It's not the first time Mike wrote a book in Bengali. He wrote one titled 'Amar Jibon ebong Bangladesh' in 2016 that also first got published at Ekushey Book Fair.

Asim Chowdhury, a teacher of the Shahjalal University, helped him learn Bengali. Then in 2010 and 2013, he completed his secondary and higher secondary education whole in Bengali. And later, his interest in writing a book in Bengali started appearing intense and now a reality.

Translated by Niaz Mahmud Sakib.

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