Abu Zubair is an author, an electrical engineer and a California farmer. He was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His father was the Joint Director of Industries of East Pakistan. He lived through the horrific nine months of the Bangladesh War of Independence and wrote ‘Memoirs of a Child,’ an essay describing his experience during 1971, that won the Shankar Children’s Award from the Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi in 1973. At the age of fourteen he was awarded a scholarship to Phillips Academy Andover, Massachusetts. Since then he has been living in the USA. He holds degrees from Boston University in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi honorary Engineering society. While attending Occidental College, he was awarded the Bendix Award for Physics. He started Zubair Interfaces, Inc. a hardware design company after his graduate work, and before that he worked as a Hardware Design Engineer for several US corporations. He owns an agricultural farm in Southern California. At an early age Zubair’s passion for poetry and writing lead to his childhood poems on Freedom and Curiosity amongst others being published in the Morning News and Observer. The Silent and the Lost is his debut novel set against the Bangladesh War of Independence in 1971.
John Steinbeck, Amitav Ghosh, Pearl S. Buck, Rabindranath Tagore, Monica Ali
Pacific Breeze Publishers
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