Imrul Hossain for DOT
 Italian researcher Prof Dr. Elisa Tullia Bertuzzo. She now teaches at a university in Germany. Her books and research articles have been published in many international magazines and journals. The Daily Star also published several articles of hers. She has been nominated for writing for a book to be published jointly by Dhaka University and Brac University on the occasion of the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence.
 “I was born in Italy. But I can say more about Bangladesh than Italy. The simple lifestyle of Bangladeshi people attracts me. I have travelled to every nook and corner of Bangladesh. I have travelled in Bangladesh more than Italy. I love Bangladeshi songs. The classic songs of Bangladesh are truly awesome. There is no alternative to Nazrul-Rabindranath,” she said.