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Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

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President  Amirul Islam Chowdhury
Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
Formation  1952; 65 years ago (1952)
Location  Nimtali, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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.


The society's publications include:

  • 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
  • References

    Asiatic Society of Bangladesh Wikipedia

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