Author FAZLE CHOWDHURY’s Book, “WITH DARK UNDERSTANDINGS” which got published & released worldwide on Saturday, 1st of February 2020 by PUFFINS PUBLISHERS Private Limited is being interviewed by NEEL PREET, who is Amazon India 4th BEST-SELLING Author, a Literary Editor, Columnist and Book Reviewer.
Check out Author FAZLE CHOWDHURY’s Mystery-Thriller WITH DARK UNDERSTANDINGS on Amazon: https://www.amazon.in/dp/8194266521
Author’s Background: Fazle Chowdhury (born 1979-) is the oldest of two children of former World Food Program (WFP) Executive and author Rahman Chowdhury and Sociologist Mumtaz Chowdhury. Due to his father’s work, the family lived in different countries and moved frequently. He lived in numerous countries as a child, including Cambodia, England, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Singapore, Italy, India and Pakistan. He attended Kodaikanal International School, a boarding school in Tamil Nadu, India. Later graduated from George Mason University and Northeastern University with a MSc. in Organization Management, followed by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Education.
Fazle Chowdhury is a Management Consultant, University lecturer and contributing writer for Portugal based Expresso newspaper. Prior to his time as an author, he had developed assessment and management plans in defense, health, humanitarian and development programs in post-conflict areas. With more than 15 plus years of experience in management consulting, he has held positions in implementation, policy advisement and has worked with: Wall Street, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and International Business Machines (IBM). He has also advised on economic and technology projects specific to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.
Some of the Notable Works by the Author are: Non-Fictions –
• Promises of Betrayals: The history that shaped the Iranian Shia clerics, (2018) ISBN 978-14808-698-82
• Revived Failure: Iran’s reality after the American withdrawal from the nuclear deal, (2019) ISBN 978-1-64307-474-0
Read the Interview from here:
Neel Preet: First of all, Big Congratulations to you Fazle Sir on your newly published book, “With Dark Understandings” you’ve achieved something remarkably huge! What responses are you getting from this book of yours? Please share your experience about this book.
Fazle Chowdhury: Thank you. Those that reviewed the book have regarded it as genuinely positive. Of course, contentious opinions did arise depending on the reader.
Neel Preet: I’ve read your book and I genuinely feel that it’s a wonderful and strong storyline with the proper mixture of mystery and thrill so my next question to you is that what inspired you to write a script like this? What was the impetus behind this work of yours?
Fazle Chowdhury: It began with what was a conversation with a few friends in 2018 winter. We were discussing about how the world operated before the time of globalization and the problems it had to contend with. From there we also discussed about sometimes the wrong and aloofness of history which we saw first-hand in some of our travels abroad. The spirit of this novel began there and then.
Neel Preet: You have given a very interesting title to your Book, which is undoubtedly very catchy and deep too so, what made you go for this title for your book?
Fazle Chowdhury: My late and former advisor at University always termed the word “darker forces”. It was shortly after I completed the novel that I heard a friend speak to say, “pardon me Sir but with dark understandings – the understanding is too dark for me”. I knew then, I had found my title.
Neel Preet: While reading your book, I found that you’ve inserted some real strong characters in your storyline, which had greatly impressed me as a reader, so I would like you to explain us the overall theme of your book.
Fazle Chowdhury: There are three themes: 1. Regardless of the price that one pays, our ambitions are driven and have roots to places we know not of. 2. Memories of an old love does resonate in our memory especially during troubled times. 3. Evolution of guilt, no matter how old; plagues us all.
Neel Preet: These days we don’t see many writers coming out with such a bold script and that too a political mystery thriller so, my next question to you is that why did choose to write on such a subject matter? Also, what was your mind-set while writing this script?
Fazle Chowdhury: I wanted to write about the correlation between a turbulent mind and to balance it during a time of difficulty. My mind-set remained blurred until I felt the plot could become clear.
Neel Preet: Sir your writing seemed to be really impeccable and you were bold with your storyline and characters in this book, which I really appreciate. Therefore, I want you to tell us about some of those writers, who had inspired you and whom you follow!
Fazle Chowdhury: My grand uncle used to read to me works by Rabindranath Tagore and Rumi. I myself developed a liking to Alfred Lord Tennyson and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Whenever time permits, I do adore reading the works of Shashi Tharoor.
Neel Preet: Is there any message which you would like to convey to your readers? Or any piece of advice, which you would like to give to the readers out there!
Fazle Chowdhury: As a dreamer myself, I like to think that the real tragedy is not that the dream did not come true, but to have no dream at all. Never give in or give-up.
Neel Preet: Are there any other books being worked by you? Please let us know about your future projects.
Fazle Chowdhury: Yes, but I will let you know when I do.
Neel Preet: Thank you so much for answering all my questions. All the very best to you for future and your book too!
Fazle Chowdhury: Thank you and my pleasure.