Saturday, March 14, 2009
Anisuzzaman is Supernumerary Professor of Bengali, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Anisuzzaman is Supernumerary Professor of Bengali, University of Dhaka, Born in 1917 in Calcutta.
Anisuzzaman took his B.A. Honours (1956), M.A. (1957) and Ph. D. (1962) degrees in Bengali from the University of Dhaka. He was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago (1964-55), a Commonwealth Academic staff Fellow at the University of London, and was associated with research projects of the United Nations University (1987-93). Having taught at the Universities of Dhaka (1950-69) and Chittagong (1969-85), he has returned to the former in 1985 as a Professor of Bengali.
He has authored many books in Bengali and English including Muslim Manas O Bangla Sahitya (Dhaka 1964), Swaruper Sandhane (Dhaka 1975), Purono Bangla Gadya (Dhaka 1984), Factory correspondence and other Bengali documents in the India Office Library and Records (London 1981), Creativity, Reality and Identity (Dhaka 1993), Cultural Pluralism (Calcutta 1993) and Identity, Religion and Recent history (Calcutta 1995).
He has been a recipient of the Bangla Academy award for research (1970) and the Ekushe Padak, an award given by the state, for his contribution to education (1983). He was also the president of Bangla Academy. He was a member of the Planning Commission to the Government of Bangladesh during the liberation war.
Note by: Anis, Bangladesh.