Syed Abu Rushd Matinuddin
25 December 1919
|Died||23 February 2010(aged 90)|
|Alma mater||Exeter College, Oxford|
|Relatives||Rashid Karim (brother)|
Early life and career
Rushd started his career as an English lecturer in Hooghly Mohsin College. He moved to England in 1951 for studying English literature at the Exeter College, Oxford. He later taught English in Kolkata Islamia College, Dhaka College, Chittagong College, Rajshahi College and Jahangirnagar University. He retired from Jahangirnagar University in 1982.
Rushd's first publication was a collection of short stories in 1939. In addition to six novels, he wrote 50 short stories, and a three-volume autobiography. Also, he was adept at translating literary works, both from Bengali to English and English to Bengali, including Shakespeare's poems. Moreover, he was a regular columnist for four Bangladeshi newspapers, writing opinion pieces.
- Elomelo (This and That, 1946)
- Samne Notun Din (A New Day Ahead, 1951)
- Doba Holo Dighi (Pool becomes Lake, 1960)
- Nongor (Anchor, 1967)
- Onishchito Ragini (The Unsure Tune, 1969)
- Sthagita Dwip (The Aborted Island, 1974)
- Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (1963)
- Bangla Academy Literary Award (1963)
- Habib Bank Award (1970)
- Ekushey Padak (1981)
- Adamjee Literary Award
- Nasiruddin Gold Medal (1992)
- Alakta Literary Award (1992)
- Bangla Sahitya Parisad Award (1993)
- Sher-e-Bangla Gold Award (1992)
- Lekhika Sangha Award (1992)
- Rotary Club Award (1995)
- Chattagram Sangskriti Kendro Farrukh Memorial Award (1999)
- "Syed Abu Rushd Matinuddin: The litterateur and the man". The New Nation. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
- "Prof Abu Rushd passes away". The Daily Star. 2010-02-25. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
- "Remembering our wordsmiths". The Daily Star. 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
- "Dr A R Mallick: A Personal Tribute". The Daily Star. 1998-02-04. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
- "The life of a scholar". The Daily Star. 2013-07-20. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
- "JU English deptt launches Prof Abu Rushd scholarship". The Daily Star. 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
- "The long tradition of Bengal mysticism". The Daily Star. 2009-03-14. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
- পুরস্কারপ্রাপ্তদের তালিকা [Winners list] (in Bengali). Bangla Academy. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
- "CSK - Farrukh Memorial Award". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
- "Silent but Near". The Daily Star. 2017-08-12. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
- "Rashid Karim: voice of modern fiction". The Daily Star. 2011-12-03. Retrieved 2017-12-17.