Profile of Dr. Aksadul Alam

... Name Dr. Aksadul Alam
Designation Professor
Last Degree BA(Hons), MA(DU, Dhaka), PhD (JNU, New Delhi)
   

Academic Qualifications

PhD in History, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, awarded in 2011

MA in History, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1st Class 1st (67%), 1995

PhD Thesis

• Thesis Title: “Geographical Basis of Cultural and Economic Aspects of Early Bengal from the 5th to the 13th Centuries AD”, New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2011.

• Supervisors: Professor Ranabir Chakravarti, Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India and Professor Kunal Chakrabarty, Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Research and Publications BOOKS

• Aksadul Alam and Asha Islam Nayeem (ed), Golden Jubilee Volume: Reading in Bengal History – Identity Formation and Colonial Legacy, Dhaka: Bangladesh History Association, December 2017. ISBN 978-984-34-3327-5.

• Aksadul Alam, MCCI: A Journey (1904-2014), Consulting Editor: Fakrul Alam, Dhaka: Metopolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), October 2014. ISBN: 978-984-33-8235-1. .

• BOOK CHAPTERS

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Geographical Location and Its Influence’, Cultural History (Cultural Survey of Bangladesh Series-4), Chapter 1, edited by KM Mohsin and Sharif Uddin Ahmed, Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 2007, PP. 1-43.

• Aksadul Alam and Abdul Momin Chowdhury, ‘Historical-Geography’, History of Bangladesh: Pre-Muslim Period (Up to 13th Century CE), Edited by Abdul Momin Chowdhury and Ranabir Chakravarti, Dhaka: Bangladesh Asiatic Society, 2018 (Forthcoming)

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Bengal and Southeast Asia: Linkages, Trade and Culture’, History of Bangladesh: Pre-Muslim Period (Up to 13th Century CE), Edited by Abdul Momin Chowdhury and Ranabir Chakravarti, Dhaka: Bangladesh Asiatic Society, 2018 (Forthcoming).

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Bhaugolik Porichoy ebong Prachin Banglar Itihase Provab’, Bangla O Bangalir Itihas: Prachin Jug, in Bangla, edited by Anisuzzaman, Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2018 (Work in Progress).

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Prachin Banglar Janapadsamuha’, Bangla O Bangalir Itihas: Prachin Jug, in Bangla, edited by Anisuzzaman, Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2018 (Work in Progress).

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Prachin Banglar Banijyo Kendro O Bandorsamuha’, Bangla O Bangalir Itihas: Prachin Jug, in Bangla, edited by Anisuzzaman, Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2018 (Work in Progress).

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Banglar Ancholik Byaktitto: Swakiyo Sottar Prokash O Bikash’, Bangla O Bangalir Itihas: Prachin Jug, in Bangla, edited by Anisuzzaman, Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2018 (Work in Progress). ARTICLES IN ENGLISH

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Geographical Factors in the Syncretistic Tradition of Early Bengal’, Bangabidya: International Journal of Bengal Studies, edited by Shinkichi Taniguchi and Pabitra Sarkar, Tokyo: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan, published in January 2018, pp. 209-222.

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Geographical Factors in the Making of the Individuality of Bengal Art (Early Phase)’, Bangladesh Historical Studies, Vol. xxiv, 2014-16, published in December 2017, pp. 1-20.

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Revisiting Samatata and Harikela in Early Bengal: Issues in Geographical Factors and Connectivity’, Golden Jubilee Volume: Readings in Bengal History - Identity Formation and Cultural Legacy, edited by Asha Islam Nayeem and Aksadul Alam, Dhaka: Bangladesh History Association, December, 2017, pp. 19-33.

• Aksadul Alam, “Deconstructing the ‘Nationalist’ Construction of ‘Indianisation’ of Southeast Asia: Issues in Connectivity and Culture (up to CE-1300)”, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), Vol-62, No-2, December 2017, pp. 121-154.

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Geographical Factors in Cultural Aspects of Early Bengal (5th to 13th Centuries CE)’, Journal of Bengal Art, Dhaka: The International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, Vol-20, 2015, PP. 309-322.

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Contacts and Communications within Bengal and Beyond as Reflected in the Xiyu Ji’, Bangladesh Historical Studies, Vol. xxiii, 2012-14, PP. 15-28.

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Bengal: the Gateway of Contacts and Communications between India and Southeast Asia – Early Phase’, The Dhaka University Studies, Vol. 67, No. 1, June 2010, PP. 89-104.

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Historical Geography of Early Bengal: Literature Survey’, Bangladesh Historical Studies, Vol. xxii, 2010-12, PP. 11-18.

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Theoretical Basis of Islamisation in Bengal: A Review’, South and Southeast Asia: Culture and Religion – The SSEASR Journal, New Delhi: South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion, Vol. 1, 2007, PP. 125-139.

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Some Aspects of Econo-Commercial Life and Land System of Medieval Sylhet’, Sylhet: History and Heritage, edited by Sharif Uddin Ahmed, Dhaka: Bangladesh History Association, 1999, PP. 396-418.

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Change through Continuity: Notes toward an Understanding of the Assimilative Process in Early Bengal’, Special Volume on Celebrating 100 Years of Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka: Bangladesh National Museum, 2018 (Forthcoming, in Press).

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Geographical Factors in the Making of the ‘Personality’ of Bengal (Early Phase)’, Professor Shafiqur Rahman Memorial Lecture 2015, Memorial Lectures, Dhaka: Bangladesh Asiatic Society, 2018 (Fortrhcoming, in Press).

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Revisiting Vanga and Vangala of Bengal’, Journal of Bangladesh National Museum, Vol. 6, 2014-15 (Accepted for Publication, in Press).

ARTICLES IN BANGLA

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Swadeshi Andolon, 1903-1908’, Muktir Sangram, edited by Anisuzzaman, Abdul Momin Chowdhury and Selina Hossain, Dhaka: Chandrabati Academy, 2012, PP. 83-88.

• Aksadul Alam and Sharif Uddin Ahmed, ‘Sanskritik Binimoy: Bangladesh O Bohirbishwa – Otit, Bortoman, Bhovishyat’, in Bangla, Itihas Samiti Potrika, Vol. 27-28, 2002-04, PP. 273-286.

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Dokkhin-Purbo Banglar Pracheen Nagorkendro Deveparvata’, in Bangla, Itihas Samiti Potrika, Vol. 27-28, 2002-04, PP. 20-31.

• Aksadul Alam and Mamtajuddin Patwari, ‘Muktijuddher Itihas O Amader Pathokrom: Madyomik Porjay’, in Bangla, Nibondhomala, Special Volume, Centre for Advanced Research in the Humanities, University of Dhaka, March 2001, PP. 59-76.

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Banglay Islam Bistar: Tattva Parjalochona’, in Bangla, Bangladesh Asiatic Society Potrika, June, 2001, PP. 141-154.

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Jessore’, Bhasha Andoloner Ancholik Itihas, edited by Dr Abu Md Delwar Hossain, Dhaka: Bangla Academy, June 2000, PP. 221-228.

• Aksadul Alam, ‘Review Article on the Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier by RM Eaton’, Itihas Samiti Patrika, Vol. 23-24, 1999, PP. 308-314.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES

• Aksadul Alam, 2003, ‘Gupta Rule in Bengal’; ‘Nalanda Mahavihara’; ‘Gopachandra’; ‘Deopara Prashasti’; ‘Chandradvipa’; ‘Gaganendranath Tagore’; ‘Abul Khair’; ‘History: Bangladesh Period’, Banglapedia (National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh), edited by Sirajul Islam, Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.

Invited Lectures/ Conference Presentations

  • 2018. Geographical Background of the Regional Personality of Bengal/ Bangladesh. Technical Teachers’ Training College. Dhaka. 25 July.

 

  • 2018. Geographical Factors in Spreading Islam in Bengal: A Note. World History Association. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 23 June. 

 

  • 2018. Politics and Polity of Bengal/ Bangladesh through Geographic Lens: Formative Phase. Technical Teachers’ Training College. Dhaka. 18 April.

 

  • 2018. 7 March-er Bhashan ebong Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahmaner Rajnoutik Progya. Jatir Janak Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust, Dhaka, 9 March.

 

  • 2018. Bangladesher Hajar Bachhorer Itihas: Bahuttobad ebong Prachin Banglar Byaktitto. Ekushe Boktritamala. Bangla Academy, 20 February.

 

  • 2016. ‘Personality’ of Bengal: Historical-Geographical Perspectives. SS Jain Subodh PG College, Jaipur, 14 October.

 

  • 2016. Role of Bengal in Connecting India with Southeast Asia: Indianisation or Bengalisation? Department of History, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 13 October.

 

  • 2016. Revisiting Samatata and Harikela in Early Bengal: Issues in Geographical Factors and Connectivity, 4th South Asian History Conference on Exploring the Evolution of State and Polity in South Asia: Continuities and Transformation, Department of History, Punjabi University, Patiala, 7-9 October.

 

  • 2016. Constructing ‘Personality’ of Bengal: Aspects of Socio-religious Attitudes and Traditions in the Ancient Period, International Conference on Secularism, Democracy and Gender Parity in South Asia, Dhaka: Dhaka University and Research and Development Collective (RDC), in Association with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Asian Studies (Kolkata), 29 August.

 

  • 2016. Geographical Factors in Connecting Bengal with South and Southeast Asia: Issues in Trade and Culture (up to CE 1300), Special Lecture, Delhi: Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, Delhi: Red Fort, 14 July.

 

  • 2016. Change through Continuity: Socio-religious Transformations in Early Bengal, 25th Annual Conference, World History Association, Ghent, Belgium, 2-5 July.

 

  • 2016. Formation of ‘Personality’ of Bengal: Geographical-Cultural Perspectives – Ancient and Medieval Periods, Special Lecture, Dhaka: Centre for Liberation War of Bangladesh, Dhaka University, 20 May.

 

  • 2015. Geographical Factors in the Syncretistic Tradition in Early Bengal, The 4th International Congress of Bengal Studies, Tokyo: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan, 12 December.

 

  • 2015. Geographical Factors in the Making of the ‘Personality’ of Bengal (Early Phase), Professor Shafiqur Rahman Memorial Lecture 2015, Bangladesh Asiatic Society, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 25 August.

 

  • 2015. Geographical Factors in the Making of the Individuality of Bengal Art (Early Phase), 24th Annual Conference of the World History Association, Savannah, Georgia, USA, 2 July.

 

  • 2015. Geographical Factors in Connecting Early Bengal with India and Mainland-Maritime Southeast Asia, Special Lecture in an International Symposium on Bangladesh’s Engagement with India and Myanmar, The University of Dhaka and the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, Dhaka, 12 April.

 

  • 2014. Contacts and Communications within Bengal and Beyond as Reflected in the Xiyu Ji, Paper presented in an International Seminar held in Khulna organised by Bangladesh History Association.

 

  • 2013. Change through Continuity: Notes toward an Understanding of the Assimilative Process in Early Bengal, Special Lecture on Celebrating 100 Years of Bangladesh National Museum (1913-2013), Dhaka: Bangladesh National Museum, 8 July.

 

  • 2013. Aspects of Cultural Assimilation and Syncretistic Tradition in Early Bengal, Special Lecture in an International Seminar on Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Secularism in South Asia, The University of Dhaka and the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, Dhaka, 15 April.

 

  • 2012. Bengal: The Gateway of Contacts and Communications between India and Southeast Asia – Early Phase, Prantik Sanskriti Lecture, Prantik Sanskriti Centre, Lecture Theatre, University of Dhaka, 26 September.

 

  • 2012. 7th Century Bengal: Reflections on the Travel Account of Hsuan Tsang’, Paper Presented in an International Seminar on Reflection of Indian Culture and Civilisation in Travelogues, Centre of Indian Languages, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 13 March.

 

  • 2008. Aspects of Geographical and Socio-Cultural Background of Islamization in Bengal. Paper Presented in the Conference on Religion in Indian History: Ideas, Practice, and Change organized by DRS-SAP Programme, Department of History and Culture, Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi, 29 February – 1 March.

 

  • 2007. Contacts and Communications in Early Bengal and Southeast Asia, Paper Presented in the 2nd SSEASR Conference on ‘Syncretism in South and Southeast Asia: Adoption and Adaptation’, South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR) and Mahidol University, Thailand, Bangkok, 24-27 May.

 

  • 2005. Islamisation in Bengal: Review of the Theories. Paper presented in the 1st SSEASR Conference, South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR), Delhi: India International Centre, India.

 

  • 2003. Was Deveparvata An Urban Centre? Paper Presented in a National Conference of Bangladesh History Association, Comilla, Bangladesh, 19 October.

Fellowships and Grants

• 2018: Conference Grant for 27th Annual Conference of World History Association, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

• 2018: Dean’s Award 2018, Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka for Scholastic Article entitled Deconstructing the ‘Nationalist’ Construction of ‘Indianisation’ of Southeast Asia: Issues in Connectivity and Culture (up to CE-1300) published in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Hum).

• 2016: Conference Grant for 4th South Asian History Conference, Department of History, Punjabi University, Patiala.

• 2016: Special Grant by the Archaeological Survey of India for Special Solo Lecture on Uttarapatha, Red Fort, Delhi

• 2016: Conference Grant for 25th Annual Conference of World History Association, Ghent, Belgium.

• 2015: Top Recipient of the ‘World Scholars Fund’ for 24th History Conference in Georgia, USA, World History Association.

• 2015: ‘Award of South Asian Grant’, 4th International Congress of Bengal Studies, Tokyo: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan.

• 2012: ‘Conference Grant’, Centre of Indian Languages, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

• 2010: ‘ICHR Fellowship’ of the Indian Council for Historical Research, New Delhi.

• 2009: ‘UGC Fellowship’ of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India. • 2007: ‘Research Grant’, Indian Council for Social Science Research. New Delhi.

• 2007: ‘The SSEASR Travel Grant’, South and Southeast Asian Association for Culture and Religion, Bangkok, Thailand.

• 2006-08: ‘Bangabondhu Fellowship’ of the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

• 2004: ‘The SSEASR Travel Grant’, South and Southeast Asian Association for Culture and Religion, New Delhi, India.

Affiliations

  • Associate Editor, Bangladesh Historical Studies
  • Joint Secretary, Bangladesh History Association
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Asiatic Society
  • Life Member, International Congress of Bengal Studies
  • Member, World History Association
  • Member, SSEASR
  • Member, The International Centre for Study of Bengal Art

AKSADUL ALAM, PhD

Professor

Department of History

University of Dhaka

 

 

Contacts

Email: aksad13@gmail.com; aksad13@hotmail.com

Mobile No: +88-01715022798; +88-01717755299

 

Academic Qualifications

PhD in History, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, awarded in 2011
MA in History, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1st Class 1st, 1995
 

 

PhD Thesis

  • Thesis Title: “Geographical Basis of Cultural and Economic Aspects of Early Bengal from the 5th to the 13th Centuries AD”, New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2011.

 

  • Supervisors: Professor Ranabir Chakravarti, Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India and Professor Kunal Chakrabarty, Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

 

 

Research and Publications

BOOKS

   

  • Aksadul Alam and Asha Islam Nayeem (ed), Golden Jubilee Volume: Reading in Bengal History – Identity Formation and Colonial Legacy, Dhaka: Bangladesh History Association, December 2017.

ISBN 978-984-34-3327-5.

 

  • Aksadul Alam, MCCI: A Journey (1904-2014), Consulting Editor: Fakrul Alam, Dhaka: Metopolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), October 2014.

ISBN: 978-984-33-8235-1.

 

 

 

 

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BOOK CHAPTERS

 

  • Aksadul Alam and Abdul Momin Chowdhury, ‘Historical-Geography’, History of Bangladesh: Pre-Muslim Period (Up to 13th Century CE), Edited by Abdul Momin Chowdhury and Ranabir Chakravarti, Dhaka: Bangladesh Asiatic Society, 2018 (Forthcoming).

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Bengal and Southeast Asia: Linkages, Trade and Culture’, History of Bangladesh: Pre-Muslim Period (Up to 13th Century CE), Edited by Abdul Momin Chowdhury and Ranabir Chakravarti, Dhaka: Bangladesh Asiatic Society, 2018 (Forthcoming).

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Bhaugolik Porichoy ebong Prachin Banglar Itihase Provab’, Bangla O Bangalir Itihas: Prachin Jug, in Bangla, edited by Anisuzzaman, Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2018 (Work in Progress).

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Prachin Banglar Janapadsamuha’, Bangla O Bangalir Itihas: Prachin Jug, in Bangla, edited by Anisuzzaman, Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2018 (Work in Progress).

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Prachin Banglar Banijyo Kendro O Bandorsamuha’, Bangla O Bangalir Itihas: Prachin Jug, in Bangla, edited by Anisuzzaman, Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2018 (Work in Progress).

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Banglar Ancholik Byaktitto: Swakiyo Sottar Prokash O Bikash’, Bangla O Bangalir Itihas: Prachin Jug, in Bangla, edited by Anisuzzaman, Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2018 (Work in Progress).

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Geographical Location and Its Influence’, Cultural History (Cultural Survey of Bangladesh Series-4), Chapter 1, edited by KM Mohsin and Sharif Uddin Ahmed, Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 2007, PP. 1-43.

 

 

 

ARTICLES in english

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Geographical Factors in the Syncretistic Tradition of Early Bengal’, Bangabidya: International Journal of Bengal Studies, edited by Shinkichi Taniguchi and Pabitra Sarkar, Tokyo: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan, published in January 2018, pp. 209-222.

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Geographical Factors in the Making of the Individuality of Bengal Art (Early Phase)’, Bangladesh Historical Studies, Vol. xxiv, 2014-16, published in December 2017, pp. 1-20.

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Revisiting Samatata and Harikela in Early Bengal: Issues in Geographical Factors and Connectivity’, Golden Jubilee Volume: Readings in Bengal History - Identity Formation and Cultural Legacy, edited by Asha Islam Nayeem and Aksadul Alam, Dhaka: Bangladesh History Association, December, 2017, pp. 19-33.

 

  • Aksadul Alam, “Deconstructing the ‘Nationalist’ Construction of ‘Indianisation’ of Southeast Asia: Issues in Connectivity and Culture (up to CE-1300)”, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), Vol-62, No-2, December 2017, pp. 121-154.

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Geographical Factors in Cultural Aspects of Early Bengal (5th to 13th Centuries CE)’, Journal of Bengal Art, Dhaka: The International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, Vol-20, 2015, PP. 309-322.

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Revisiting Vanga and Vangala of Bengal’, Journal of Bangladesh National Museum, Vol. 6, 2014-15.

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Contacts and Communications within Bengal and Beyond as Reflected in the Xiyu Ji’, Bangladesh Historical Studies, Vol. xxiii, 2012-14, PP. 15-28.

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Bengal: the Gateway of Contacts and Communications between India and Southeast Asia – Early Phase’, The Dhaka University Studies, Vol. 67, No. 1, June 2010, PP. 89-104.

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Historical Geography of Early Bengal: Literature Survey’, Bangladesh Historical Studies, Vol. xxii, 2010-12, PP. 11-18.

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Theoretical Basis of Islamisation in Bengal: A Review’, South and Southeast Asia: Culture and Religion – The SSEASR Journal, New Delhi: South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion, Vol. 1, 2007, PP. 125-139.

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Some Aspects of Econo-Commercial Life and Land System of Medieval Sylhet’, Sylhet: History and Heritage, edited by Sharif Uddin Ahmed, Dhaka: Bangladesh History Association, 1999, PP. 396-418.

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Change through Continuity: Notes toward an Understanding of the Assimilative Process in Early Bengal’, Special Volume on Celebrating 100 Years of Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka: Bangladesh National Museum, 2018 (Forthcoming, in Press).

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Geographical Factors in the Making of the ‘Personality’ of Bengal (Early Phase)’, Professor Shafiqur Rahman Memorial Lecture 2015, Memorial Lectures, Dhaka: Bangladesh Asiatic Society, 2018 (Forthcoming, in Press).

 

 

ARTICLES in bangla

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Swadeshi Andolon, 1903-1908’, Muktir Sangram, edited by Anisuzzaman, Abdul Momin Chowdhury and Selina Hossain, Dhaka: Chandrabati Academy, 2012, PP. 83-88.

 

  • Aksadul Alam and Sharif Uddin Ahmed, ‘Sanskritik Binimoy: Bangladesh O Bohirbishwa – Otit, Bortoman, Bhovishyat’, in Bangla, Itihas Samiti Potrika, Vol. 27-28, 2002-04, PP. 273-286.

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Dokkhin-Purbo Banglar Pracheen Nagorkendro Deveparvata’, in Bangla, Itihas Samiti Potrika, Vol. 27-28, 2002-04, PP. 20-31.

 

  • Aksadul Alam and Mamtajuddin Patwari, ‘Muktijuddher Itihas O Amader Pathokrom: Madyomik Porjay’, in Bangla, Nibondhomala, Special Volume, Centre for Advanced Research in the Humanities, University of Dhaka, March 2001, PP. 59-76.

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Banglay Islam Bistar: Tattva Parjalochona’, in Bangla, Bangladesh Asiatic Society Potrika, June, 2001, PP. 141-154.

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Jessore’, Bhasha Andoloner Ancholik Itihas, edited by Dr Abu Md Delwar Hossain, Dhaka: Bangla Academy, June 2000, PP. 221-228.

 

  • Aksadul Alam, ‘Review Article on the Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier by RM Eaton’, Itihas Samiti Patrika, Vol. 23-24, 1999, PP. 308-314.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES

  • Aksadul Alam, 2003, ‘Gupta Rule in Bengal’; ‘Nalanda Mahavihara’; ‘Gopachandra’; ‘Deopara Prashasti’; ‘Chandradvipa’; ‘Gaganendranath Tagore’; ‘Abul Khair’; ‘History: Bangladesh Period’, Banglapedia (National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh), edited by Sirajul Islam, Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited Lectures/ Conference Presentations

  • 2018. Geographical Background of the Regional Personality of Bengal/ Bangladesh. Technical Teachers’ Training College. Dhaka. 25 July.

 

  • 2018. Geographical Factors in Spreading Islam in Bengal: A Note. World History Association. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 23 June. 

 

  • 2018. Politics and Polity of Bengal/ Bangladesh through Geographic Lens: Formative Phase. Technical Teachers’ Training College. Dhaka. 18 April.

 

  • 2018. 7 March-er Bhashan ebong Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahmaner Rajnoutik Progya. Jatir Janak Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust, Dhaka, 9 March.

 

  • 2018. Bangladesher Hajar Bachhorer Itihas: Bahuttobad ebong Prachin Banglar Byaktitto. Ekushe Boktritamala. Bangla Academy, 20 February.

 

  • 2016. ‘Personality’ of Bengal: Historical-Geographical Perspectives. SS Jain Subodh PG College, Jaipur, 14 October.

 

  • 2016. Role of Bengal in Connecting India with Southeast Asia: Indianisation or Bengalisation? Department of History, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 13 October.

 

  • 2016. Revisiting Samatata and Harikela in Early Bengal: Issues in Geographical Factors and Connectivity, 4th South Asian History Conference on Exploring the Evolution of State and Polity in South Asia: Continuities and Transformation, Department of History, Punjabi University, Patiala, 7-9 October.

 

  • 2016. Constructing ‘Personality’ of Bengal: Aspects of Socio-religious Attitudes and Traditions in the Ancient Period, International Conference on Secularism, Democracy and Gender Parity in South Asia, Dhaka: Dhaka University and Research and Development Collective (RDC), in Association with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Asian Studies (Kolkata), 29 August.

 

  • 2016. Geographical Factors in Connecting Bengal with South and Southeast Asia: Issues in Trade and Culture (up to CE 1300), Special Lecture, Delhi: Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, Delhi: Red Fort, 14 July.

 

  • 2016. Change through Continuity: Socio-religious Transformations in Early Bengal, 25th Annual Conference, World History Association, Ghent, Belgium, 2-5 July.

 

  • 2016. Formation of ‘Personality’ of Bengal: Geographical-Cultural Perspectives – Ancient and Medieval Periods, Special Lecture, Dhaka: Centre for Liberation War of Bangladesh, Dhaka University, 20 May.

 

  • 2015. Geographical Factors in the Syncretistic Tradition in Early Bengal, The 4th International Congress of Bengal Studies, Tokyo: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan, 12 December.

 

  • 2015. Geographical Factors in the Making of the ‘Personality’ of Bengal (Early Phase), Professor Shafiqur Rahman Memorial Lecture 2015, Bangladesh Asiatic Society, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 25 August.

 

  • 2015. Geographical Factors in the Making of the Individuality of Bengal Art (Early Phase), 24th Annual Conference of the World History Association, Savannah, Georgia, USA, 2 July.

 

  • 2015. Geographical Factors in Connecting Early Bengal with India and Mainland-Maritime Southeast Asia, Special Lecture in an International Symposium on Bangladesh’s Engagement with India and Myanmar, The University of Dhaka and the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, Dhaka, 12 April.

 

  • 2014. Contacts and Communications within Bengal and Beyond as Reflected in the Xiyu Ji, Paper presented in an International Seminar held in Khulna organised by Bangladesh History Association.

 

  • 2013. Change through Continuity: Notes toward an Understanding of the Assimilative Process in Early Bengal, Special Lecture on Celebrating 100 Years of Bangladesh National Museum (1913-2013), Dhaka: Bangladesh National Museum, 8 July.

 

  • 2013. Aspects of Cultural Assimilation and Syncretistic Tradition in Early Bengal, Special Lecture in an International Seminar on Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Secularism in South Asia, The University of Dhaka and the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, Dhaka, 15 April.

 

  • 2012. Bengal: The Gateway of Contacts and Communications between India and Southeast Asia – Early Phase, Prantik Sanskriti Lecture, Prantik Sanskriti Centre, Lecture Theatre, University of Dhaka, 26 September.

 

  • 2012. 7th Century Bengal: Reflections on the Travel Account of Hsuan Tsang’, Paper Presented in an International Seminar on Reflection of Indian Culture and Civilisation in Travelogues, Centre of Indian Languages, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 13 March.

 

  • 2008. Aspects of Geographical and Socio-Cultural Background of Islamization in Bengal. Paper Presented in the Conference on Religion in Indian History: Ideas, Practice, and Change organized by DRS-SAP Programme, Department of History and Culture, Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi, 29 February – 1 March.

 

  • 2007. Contacts and Communications in Early Bengal and Southeast Asia, Paper Presented in the 2nd SSEASR Conference on ‘Syncretism in South and Southeast Asia: Adoption and Adaptation’, South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR) and Mahidol University, Thailand, Bangkok, 24-27 May.

 

  • 2005. Islamisation in Bengal: Review of the Theories. Paper presented in the 1st SSEASR Conference, South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR), Delhi: India International Centre, India.

 

  • 2003. Was Deveparvata An Urban Centre? Paper Presented in a National Conference of Bangladesh History Association, Comilla, Bangladesh, 19 October.

 

Fellowships/ Grants/ Awards

  • 2018: Conference Grant for 27th Annual Conference of World History Association, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
  • 2018: Dean’s Award 2018, Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka for Scholastic Article entitled Deconstructing the ‘Nationalist’ Construction of ‘Indianisation’ of Southeast Asia: Issues in Connectivity and Culture (up to CE-1300) published in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Hum).  
  • 2016: Conference Grant for 4th South Asian History Conference, Department of History, Punjabi University, Patiala.
  • 2016: Special Grant by the Archaeological Survey of India for Special Solo Lecture on Uttarapatha, Red Fort, Delhi
  • 2016: Conference Grant for 25th Annual Conference of World History Association, Ghent, Belgium.
  • 2015: Top Recipient of the ‘World Scholars Fund’ for 24th History Conference in Georgia, USA, World History Association.
  • 2015: ‘Award of South Asian Grant’, 4th International Congress of Bengal Studies, Tokyo: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan.
  • 2012: ‘Conference Grant’, Centre of Indian Languages, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  • 2010: ‘ICHR Fellowship’ of the Indian Council for Historical Research, New Delhi.
  • 2009: ‘UGC Fellowship’ of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India.
  • 2007: ‘Research Grant’, Indian Council for Social Science Research. New Delhi.
  • 2007: ‘The SSEASR Travel Grant’, South and Southeast Asian Association for Culture and Religion, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 2006-08: ‘Bangabondhu Fellowship’ of the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 2004: ‘The SSEASR Travel Grant’, South and Southeast Asian Association for Culture and   Religion, New Delhi, India.

 

Affiliations

  • Associate Editor, Bangladesh Historical Studies
  • Joint Secretary, Bangladesh History Association
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Asiatic Society
  • Life Member, International Congress of Bengal Studies
  • Member, World History Association
  • Member, SSEASR
  • Member, The International Centre for Study of Bengal Art