Plot[ edit ] Mohanpur is an ancient village, not unlike many such villages of our country, still deprived of the basic amenities of modern times. There is a local health centre minus a permanent doctor Azad Abul Kalam as no one is willing to work and live in a village. There is also a primary school with no more than a handful of pupils and the few who do go to school hardly ever attend college afterward. The population of the village is just average, neither too dense nor too sparse. One it was a predominantly Hindu locality, but in a course of time, the proportion of Hindus has declined to the level of Muslims and is continuing to decline further.
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The author was formerly Professor of Chemistry there. It has been established he holds a Ph. D in Abnormal Psychology and has published several papers on the subject. While none of the stories have concentrated on his "day job," his colleagues and his workmates treat him with great respect, and through some of his students, the reader gets to know he is quite a powerful lecturer and rather good at what he does.
He does not have a private practice. Although a strict rationalist, Misir Ali has a special interest in the paranormal , and thereby hang the tales. Misir Ali believes that there is a rational explanation behind everything, does not believe in the supernatural, but does believe in the human capacity for making things happen and deluding ourselves and others.
He reluctantly accepts cases of people claiming to be suffering from problems brought on by the paranormal, and using his logical skills and knowledge of the human psyche, provides satisfactory solutions.
Misir Ali never advertises his interest in the field. Most of his patients contact him after having read of his previous successes, or by word of mouth from friends and other patients. Once, however, Misir Ali is made aware of apparent parapsychological events, he takes steps to investigate matters until they are resolved.
The appearance of Misir Ali may be a mystery in itself. His physical description is not fully given anywhere in the books. It is said that he is a middle-aged man. It is also often stated that he is tall, thin, and wears thick powerful glasses. It has been stated multiple times in the stories that he has strangely intelligent eyes. In some Bangladeshi teleplays, Misir Ali is portrayed as bearded or with a moustache.
Whether he really has a beard or a moustache may be questioned. These are the only constant aspects of his appearance. In "Misir Ali Unsolved", his father is mentioned to be a teacher in a Madrasa and is portrayed to be a very superstitious and slightly eccentric man. Other than his father, not much about his mother or siblings, or their existence, has been discussed.
If anyone asks, a very rare occurrence, he tends to avoid questions regarding his personal life. In "Debi",the first Misir Ali book, a younger brother is mentioned in passing. Misir Ali lives a very simple life, yet there are some peculiarities in the way he lives. In most of the books he is found in a newly rented house, with one or no servant to help him with the household errands. Although Misir Ali often rents a new house, the reasons have never been established. One may argue that he tries to avoid socializing too much by changing houses, as those he rents from tend to become fascinated by him, hold him in high regard, and often invite him to dinner and social functions.
Whenever he receives a letter, he habitually reads it at least three times. This enables him to decipher more about the writer. Misir Ali has never been married, and the books do not hint such may happen in the near future. Though some of his female students, in particular one by the name of Nilu, who was the main character in one of the books and has recurring small appearances in the series, have expressed their interest, Misir Ali has never reciprocated the feelings.
Misir Ali was shown married to Nilu at the end of "Onno Bhubon". However the author regretted what he had done and later showed that they had never married. Posted by Sam.
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