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Upon reception of the letter, Richard emailed Kazi which resulted in the following exchange:
“Dear Kazi Mahboob Hassan
Thank you very much indeed for your translation of The God Delusion. Of course I can’t read it but I can see that it is a beautifully produced volume – showing, I suspect, the same artistic flair as the lovely drawing that you also sent me.
I certainly do not mind your having published it without permission. I am delighted that you are making the book available to readers in Bangladesh. Would I be right in assuming that your translation will also make the book available to the very large reading population in West Bengal, including Calcutta?
Also, I am happy to accept no royalty payments. If the book makes money for your enterprise, I would be pleased to see it go towards financing your suggestion to publish my other books in translation.I have 1.2 million Twitter followers, and would like to mention the book to them. Would you like me to do that? Also, if you don’t object, I would like to mention it on RichardDawkins.net. Please let me know if both these courses of action are OK with you.
With my very best wishes
Thank you sir so very much. I am really grateful for your inspiring email.
It would be wonderful.. if you can mentioned the book in your site and twitter.
Surely It will change many things. I really couldn’t find any good words to express my sincere gratitude.
Yes, it is also for Calcutta and all the Bengali speaking people of the world, but I don’t know any publishers in West Bengal who would like to keep the book in their store.
I have send copies to some individuals by mail so far.
It is my life’s goal is to translate all of your books in Bengali.
You have changed my life and I want to change the life of someone like me still looking for answers in my country.
I will accept any advise and suggestions from you.
Kazi M. Hassan”
If you are interested in buying a copy of this translation you may do so by contacting Kazi Hassan directly at email@example.com or call Shofiq Rahman +880193991930.