Item AUD 117/1/1 - Interview of Ashish Kundu by Mahbubur Rahman

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AUD 117/1/1

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Interview of Ashish Kundu by Mahbubur Rahman

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  • 2 Oct 2022 (Creation)

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1 WAV file

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Recorded in Norfolk, United Kingdom. Ashish Kundu, originally from Bangladesh, has developed a deep affinity for coastal and near coastal places, eventually settling in Norwich. A doctor in the Accident and Emergency Department of an NHS hospital, Ashish's journey involved a shift from his initial aspiration to become a scientist. He spoke fondly of his father, a university professor and author, whose influence sparked his interest in writing. Reflecting on his childhood and young adulthood, Ashish recounted memories from Sussex University and his educational experiences in India. Actively involved in a voluntary organization called Sandhani, he shares impactful stories of encouraging blood donations. In his leisure time, Ashish enjoys gardening, music, writing, and reading. Expressing the importance of consoling and easing patients' heartache, he noted this as a common oversight in the medical profession. He applauded the National Council for Writing's project preserving Bengali life stories, recognizing the cultural richness they bring to the historical record. Overall, the interview captures Ashish's diverse experiences, professional journey, and his appreciation for preserving cultural narratives.

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Accessible at the NRO and online via MP3 copy file. Some personal data redacted for privacy reasons.

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Rights are reserved. Contact NRO for details.

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  • English
  • Bengali

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Duration: 40 min. 47 sec.
Playback mode: stereo
Sample frequency: 44.1 kHz

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