Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

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Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
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The headquarter of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh at Nimtali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Formation 1952; 65 years ago (1952)
Location
  • Nimtali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Coordinates 23°43′27″N 90°24′09″E / 23.724076°N 90.402586°E / 23.724076; 90.402586Coordinates: 23°43′27″N 90°24′09″E / 23.724076°N 90.402586°E / 23.724076; 90.402586
President
Amirul Islam Chowdhury
Website asiaticsociety.org.bd

The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh was established as the Asiatic Society of Pakistan in Dhaka in 1952, and renamed in 1972. Ahmed Hasan Dani, a noted 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 locality of Old Dhaka.[1]

Publications

The society's publications include:[1]

  • 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

References

  1. ^ a b Sajahan Miah Murshed (2012). "Asiatic Society of Bangladesh". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
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