Dr. Md. Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari (Pen Name: Rashid Askari), Professor of English, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh, is currently the Vice Chancellor of Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh. He is also a writer, fictionist, columnist, literary critic, socio-political commentator and Quality Assurance specialist. Had been the Professor and Head of the Department of English at King Khalid University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for about five years (2008-2013); the Chair, Department of English, Islamic University, Kushtia from 2004 to 2007; Student Advisor from 1996 to 1997; and Platoon Under Officer (PUO), BNCC (Bangladesh National Cadet Corps) from 1995 to 2008; the Director, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at Islamic University, Kushtia from 2014 to 2016. Among his books Postmodern Literary and Critical Theories (Dhaka-2002), Indo-English Literature and Others (Dhaka-1996), The Wounded Land, (Dhaka-2011) and Nineteen seventy one and other stories,( Dhaka-2012) deserve special mention. Edited English Writings of Tagore (3 Volumes) published by Pathak Shamabesh-Dhaka (2012-2013). A regular contributor to a number of newspapers, journals and magazines at home and abroad, wrote more than a hundred columns and articles on a great variety of themes ranging from national to international and colonial to postcolonial. The Sunday Daily Observer column ‘Out of the box’ attracted a large circle of readers. A short story (Nineteen seventy one) has been published in the Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies (JPCS) at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA. CLRI (Contemporary Literary Review: India) has published three stories (Lottery, Locked-in Syndrome and Jihad) that have earned him much literary acclaim. “A BRIEF HISTORY OF BANGLADESHI WRITING IN ENGLISH” published in THE MISSING SLATE helps situate the issue on the international stage.