While teaching the course 'Eastern Thoughts' at the B.A [Hon's] level in the English department, I found it rather difficult to make the students understand certain concepts [Islam, School of Muslim Philosophy/Islamic philosophy, Muslim Contributions to Western Thought, Sufism, Confucianism, Zen Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, the Vedas, the Upanishads, Carvaka, the Six Orthodox Schools of Hindu Philosophy, Bhakti, Indian Aesthetics, Buddhism and Jainism] properly due to the lack of secondary sources. Consequently, I thought about writing a book that will cover all the topics and help the learners to understand the subject in a proper manner. All the information is compiled from the public domain. Certainly, I endeavoured my best to present as much information as possible in "Eastern Thoughts: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Beyond". However, I do believe that this book will be a great companion not only for the students but also for those who have a fervent passion for religion and a thirst for new knowledge.
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About the Author
Md. Ziaul Haque is originally from Zakiganj, Sylhet, Bangladesh. He is an award-winning poet, writer, novelist, actor, dramatist, literary critique, academic, thinker, philosopher, songwriter, short story writer, screenwriter, rhymer, translator, reviewer, columnist, essayist, researcher and scholar. He earned his B.A [Hon's] and Master's degrees in English Language and Literature from Shah Jalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet. His pen name is 'Shobdoraj' in Bangla and its translation is 'King of Words' in English. He is honourably called 'The Poet of Creativity' and 'The Great Poet' by the readers. He invented some words, terms and literary forms: 'Poetenry' [poems of ten lines], 'Kurine' [poems of twenty lines], 'Poestory' [Poetry + Story]- [A new genre of writing in literature that is created by blending two words i.e. poetry + story, which means a type of writing where a story has both the qualities of poetry and prose], 'Haqueian Verse' [A new form of poetry which starts with a single word; it has five lines that contain ten words in total. The poem ends with a single word that rhymes with the first word] etc. His favourite pastime activities include- playing chess, listening to good music, angling and occasional theatre directing. In addition, he likes to keep in touch with the friends and readers on the various social networking sites. His writings are full of 'creativity'. It is worth mentioning that he is a dreamer and optimistic by nature. At present, he teaches English Language and Literature at Sylhet International University, Sylhet, Bangladesh.