First published in 1959 simultaneously in the US, Canada and the UK, Bhombal Dass was soon acclaimed as one of the outstanding children's books based on a folk tale of Bangladesh. This book was recommended suitable for story hour in elementary schools and libraries in the USA in 1960's. Children in all kindergartens and primary schools will certainly find the book fascinating.
Dr. Ashraf Siddiqui was born in 1927 at Nagbari, Tangail. He is an eminent educationalist and littérateur of Bangladesh and has taught at Dhaka University and government colleges. He had been Director of Central Board for Development of Bengali, Director of General Bangla Academy and Chairman of the national news agency, BSS. Siddiqui has over fifty publications to his credit, and has received numerous literary awards including the highest state award for culture, the Ekushey Padak.