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Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.JPG
The headquarter of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh at Nimtali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Formation1952; 68 years ago (1952)
Location
  • Nimtali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Coordinates23°43′27″N 90°24′09″E / 23.724076°N 90.402586°E / 23.724076; 90.402586
President
Mahfuza Khanam[1]
Websitewww.asiaticsociety.org.bd

The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh was established as the Asiatic Society of East Pakistan in Dhaka in 1952 by numbers of muslim leaders, and renamed in 1972. Ahmed Hasan Dani, a noted muslim historian and archaeologist of Pakistan played an important role in founding this society. He was assisted by Muhammad Shahidullah, a Bengali linguist. The society is housed in Nimtali, walking distance from the Curzon Hall of Dhaka University, locality of Old Dhaka.[2]

Publications

The society's publications include:[2]

  • Banglapedia, the National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (edition 2, 2012)
  • Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh (2010, 28 volumes)
  • Cultural Survey of Bangladesh, a documentation of the country's cultural history, tradition and heritage (2008, 12 volumes)
  • Children’s Banglapedia, a three-volume version of Banglapedia for children
  • History of Bangladesh (1704-1971) (3 volumes)
  • National Online Biography; Digital publication of the Survey and Settlement Reports (1896-1927)
  • Parliamentary Documents and History
  • Digest of the reports and surveys on the mineral resources in Bangladesh
  • Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities)
  • Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Sciences)
  • Asiatic Society Patrika

List of Presidents

See also

References

  1. ^ "Presidents". www.asiaticsociety.org.bd. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  2. ^ a b Sajahan Miah Murshed (2012). "Asiatic Society of Bangladesh". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.