Today we talk about Dr. Rafiqul Islam’s Autobiography and a Tale of travel, a book by Rafiqul Islam, published with our publishing house Europe Books.
Europe Books had the pleasure of interviewing the author Rafiqul Islam, to get to know him better, what was the moment that led him to the writing of his book Dr. Rafiqul Islam’s Autobiography and a Tale of travel, as well as what messages he wants to convey to his readers.
Below you can find our interview. Take a seat and enjoy your reading!!!
- What was the moment that led you to the writing of your autobiographical story?
I have mentioned in my book that for about a decade I had been thinking of writing such a book that contains my autobiography and travel history associated with my educational achievements but hardly I could I sit for that. Due to COVID-19 my University was closed like other institutions since March, 2020 and all had to stay home for our own safety and for the safety of others and I found a scope to sit on writing this long-dreamt book so that I could spend some busy time, as an idle brain is the devil’s workshop. At last, I am successful in completing this memorable work of my life which depicts about my life history, my education, my research, my travel across the world, availing several worlds prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships.
- What sensations did you feel by ‘reading’ your life on the pages of your book?
Certainly. it is a dream in everybody’s life to see your work being published. Normally that publication is based on your research work in a Research Journal. But that sensation and this sensation is different. This is where your whole life story is portrayed-your Autobiography. Very few have the material for publishing their Autobiographies. Unless you have rich material for that no Publisher will be interested to publish your Autobiography. Publishing your Autobiography by a good Publishing Company justifies that you have something outstanding to display and that will be beneficial to the society. When I had published a scientific paper, it gave me immense pleasure sensing that would be beneficial to the scientific community but that remains confined to an especial class of scientific community but an Autobiography like this may catalyze the life changing pattern of a generation. I hope this book will be well circulated throughout the world, would go to major University libraries in the World, to several Heads of States. This book will be an inspiration for the younger generations.
- What are the messages you want to send out with your book?
My message to the younger generations: I had the opportunity to talk to Queen Elizabeth-II, three Presidents of Germany, Lord Mayor of Bonn, many Nobel Laureates and high dignitaries. So, follow me. Such opportunities will also come in your life. Needed dedication, honesty, sincerity and hard work. I want to say that human being needs to possess the human qualities, which is lacking in our society. We should always try to evaluate people properly. You have to always take into account the quality of person judging you and that ‘shaitan’ people in this world are far more than good human being. And good people do not get proper evaluation and suffer a lot but my advice is in spite of suffering in life always try to be good human being, do something good for the society, for your country, for the world –this may be through your research, through teaching, through service, through sacrifice. By virtue of my qualifications, when compared, I could have deserved much more from my motherland. I could have settled in any part of the world I desired and lead a luxurious life but I wanted to serve my country though not properly evaluated. But happy to have international recognition. Learn, Learn, Learn- there is no end of learning. As you travel across the world you enrich with new culture and you enrich your learning experience. Through this book I would like to express my gratefulness to the renowned Organizations- Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UNESCO, European Economic Commission, USSR Education Ministry, China Education Ministry for their Scholarships and Awards.
- How was your publishing experience?
People like Ms Elisa Giuliani, Ms Ginevra were quite good, knowledgeable and cooperative. Nevertheless, I am happy that my long-dreamt book is going to see the light.
- Are you planning to write more books?
I have already written some books and Book Chapters on Climate Change, Environmental Pollution, Fertilizer Industry and plan to write more. I am hopeful that my books will be beneficial to mankind. Especially this book will be motivational for the younger generation to bring harmony to our society. The world is passing through a very critical stage and I feel I should write a book that may be helpful for the World Leaders to establish peace in this beautiful world. Let the Ukrainian people again come back to their home and live peacefully in their beautiful land. Realization should come to the World Leaders. We are spending billions and billions of dollars to find life in other planets and on the other hand, spending trillions of dollars to kill lives in our own planet. In what a civilized world we are living!
Europe Books thanks the author Rafiqul Islam once again for taking the time and answering our questions. We are really pleased to have walked alongside him on the editorial path that led to the publication of his book Dr. Rafiqul Islam’s Autobiography and a Tale of travel. We wish him the best of luck for his book and for his future works.
To you, my dear reader, I wish you will feel inspired, especially you young people, by all the experiences and important encounters that the author had with very important figures of our century. Remember that dedication, honesty, sincerity and hard work are essential to be quality men and women and to be able to leave an indelible mark in this world, unfortunately so selfish and so easy to forget.
So, my dear reader, all I have to say is to enjoy this very interesting and reflective reading!