Saturday, March 7, 2009

Badurudin Omar: Great Philosopher of Bangladesh

Badruddin Umar, internationally reputed Bengali philosopher, writer and progressive poltician, has an MA in Philosophy from Dhaka University and an Honors degree in PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) from Oxford University, He taught philosophy at Dhaka University, and Political Science at Rajshahi University where he was Chairman of the Department of Political Science.

The author became a full-time political activist and writer in 1969 and worked amongst the workers and peasants of Bangladesh. He was for many years President of the Bangladesh Lekhok Shibir (writer's association). He has also lectured at the South Asian Studies Departments at Heidlberg University, Berlin University, and Cambridge University and has presented the prestigious Raja Ram Mohan Roy Memorial Lecture at Calcutta University.

Note by: Anis, Bangladesh.

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