Sirajul Islam (Dhaka University)

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Sirajul Islam
Professor of History
Dhaka University
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Chief Editor
Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh
Published by Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

Postal address:
House # 21, Rd. # 6
Sector # 4, Uttara Model Town
Dhaka, Bangladesh

phones: +9560500 (office)
        +8921211 (residence)
fax:    +7168853

Description of work:

Area: South Asian History

Early specialization in agrarian history of Bengal. Later interest 
extended to social and economic history of eighteenth and nineteenth 
century Bengal and American presence in Bengal in late eighteenth and 
early nineteenth centuries;

Publications include:

Permanent Settlement in Bengal (keywords: Bengal, zamindar, land tenure, 

Bengal Land Tenure (keywords: agriculture, raiyat, zamindar, agrarian 
relations, rights in land, subinfeudation),

Villages in the Haor Basin of Bangladesh (keywords: village settlement, 
haor basin, rural economy, migration, social stratification),

Rural History of Bangladesh (keywords: sources of history of rural Bangladesh,
archives, district records),

Administrative Structure of Colonial Bengal (keywords: colonial rule, 
administrative structure, district administration, zamindari system),

Americans in Bengal (keywords: cargoes, Bay of Bengal, voyages to Bengal, 
exports and imports),

Edited History of Bangladesh, 3 vols. (keywords: economic history of 
Bangladesh, social and cultural history of Bangladesh, political history 
of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Revolution),

Chief Editor: Banglapedia or National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh, 10 
vols., with multimedia CD-ROM. (keywords of works: Bengal, Bangladesh, 
History of Bangladesh,  Permanent Settlement, Land Tenure, landed society, 
zamindars, Village, Haor Basin, Peasantry) 

Professional positions:
Senior Commonwealth Staff Fellow at London University 1978/79
Senior Fulbright Scholar at Urbana Champaigne 1990/91
British Academy Visiting Professor  2004
Corresponding Fellow, Royal Historical Society
President: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 1995 and 1996