Details of Dr. Abul Hussain Ahmed Kamal


 

Curriculum Vitae                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

 

A.H. Ahmed Kamal, PhD

Supernumerary Professor of History

University of Dhaka

 

Citizen: Bangladeshi

Date of Birth:  9.11.1948

Marital Status: Married

 

Address

 

House# 41, Apartment# 601, Road#1,

Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209

Cell Phone: 01711537661

E-mail: abulkamal48@gmail.com

 

Work Experience

·    Supernumerary Professor, Department of History, University of Dhaka, 2014-2016

·    Chairman, Department of History, University of Dhaka, 2007-2010

·    Director, History Research Center, Department of History, University of Dhaka, 2007-2010

·    Professor, Department of History, University of Dhaka, 1995 to 2014

·  Director, Centre for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences, 2003, University of Dhaka

·    Visiting Fellow, Center for Asian Research, York University, Toronto, 2002-2003

·    Visiting Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 1993-94

·    Post-doctoral Fellow, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, 1992-93

·    Associate Professor, Department of History, DU, 1989-95

·    Assistant Professor, Department of History, DU, 1976-89

·    Visiting Scholar (on deputation) Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Dhaka, 1977-79.

·    Founder Member and Research Associate, "The Village Study Group," Department of Economics, DU, 1974-76

·    Lecturer, Department of History, DU, 1972-76

·    Lecturer, Government Jagannath University College, Dhaka 1971-72

 

Consultancies and Research Reports

·     Team Leader, Participatory Assessment of Juvenile Development Center, Bangladesh, Directorate of Social Services and Save the Children (UK), 2003

·          Team Member, Governance Report and Social Trend, Manusher Jonno, 2003

·          Consultant, Polli Korma Shohayok Foundation (PKSF) Strategy Paper, 2003

·          Consultant, Action Aid, Country Strategy Paper II Review, 2003.

·          Technical Advisor, Inventory of Active Human Rights Organization, DANIDA, 1999.

·        Team Leader, Stakeholder Dialogue, Port Efficiency & Access Improvement Project, Asian Development Bank, Manila, 1998.

·          National Consultant, Study of NGOs in 9 Asian Countries, Asian Development Bank, 1997.

·          Resource Person, "Institutional Strengthening for GO-NGO Co-operation Project", ADB, 1996.

·          Team Member “Evaluation of Coordinating Council for Human Rights in Bangladesh (CCHRB)”, DANIDA 1996.

·          Team Member “Evaluation of Coordinating Council for Human Rights in Bangladesh (CCHRB)”, DANIDA 1996.

·          Team Member, "Strengthening GO-NGO Relationship", World Bank, 1995.

·          Member of the Review Mission "A Review of OXFAM Bangladesh”, 1992.

·          Consultant, "Evaluation of the Women's Center in Gonoshasthya Kendra", Savar, Dhaka, 1991.

·          Member of the Review Mission "Review of Grameen Bank", Donor Consortium, Dhaka 1990.

·          Team Leader,  "Survey of Community Health Care Financing: Existing Projects in Bangladesh", Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), 1989.

·          Team Member, "Evaluation of Post-flood Rehabilitation Projects of Four NGOs (on behalf of NORAD, CIDA & SIDA), 1989.

 

Publications

 

Books, Articles and Research Reports

·            Culture of Corruption in Bangladesh since Ancient Time (in progress)

·            History of Bangladesh (in progress)

·           “The Assassination of Gandhi and the Early Signs of Crisis in Muslim Nationalism in East

              Pakistan” in Decolonisation and the Politics of Transition in South Asia, edited by Sekhar

              Bandyopadhay, Orient BlackSwan, India, 2016.     

·           “Peasant Rebellions and the Muslim League Government in East Bengal, 1947-54” in Form

            the Colonial to the Postcolonial India and Pakistan in Transition, edited by Dipesh

            Chakrabarty, Rochona Majumder, and Andrew Sartori, Oxford University Press, New Delhi,

            2007.

·          History of Water Management in Bangladesh  (forth coming).        

·          State Against the Nation: Pre-Independence Bangladesh 1947-54, The University Press Limited, Dhaka, 2009.

·          1987-94: Dynamics of Rural Poverty in Bangladesh, University Press Limited, Dhaka, 1996 (Contributor).

·          Kaler Kollol: Bangladesh 1947-2000 (in vernacular) February 2000, Dhaka

·          Land Policies, Land Management and Land Degradation in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas, Bangladesh Study Report, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal, 1999.

·          Pursuing Common Goals: Strengthening Relation between Government and Development NGOs in Bangladesh, University Press Limited, Dhaka, 1995, Contributor.

·          Unnayan Prokriyai Rajnoitik Daler Bhumika (in Bengali), (Co-author), 1992.

·          The Question of Water Management in Bangladesh: An Argument in Sustainable Development, IUCN, (International Union of Conservation of Nature) and MARC, Dhaka, (mimeo), July 1991.

·          Role of Political Parties in the Development Process, Report of the Task Forces on Bangladesh Development Strategies for the 1990's, Vol.II, (Co-Author) University Press Limited (UPL), Dhaka 1991.

·          Social Participation in Rural Development: A Case Study of Khetlal, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS, mimeo), 1978.

·          “Kinship Fights Back: The Poor and the NGO Process in Bangladesh,” Agrarian Studies Conference, Yale University, May 2000.

·          “Accountable Governance and Poverty Alleviation,” Bangladesh Country Paper, CSDG, Katmandu, April 2000.

·          “East Bengal at Independence,” History of Bangladesh Vol. I. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1999.

·          “Country Report on Land Policies, Land Management and Land   Degradation in the Himalayan Hindu-Kush Region,” 1999. 

·          “Apad Kalin School: Schooling During Calamity,” Chapter 22, Living With Floods: An Exercise in Alternatives, ed. Imtiaz Ahmed, The University Press Limited, Dhaka 1999.

·          “Chittagong Hill Tracts: Problems and Prospects,” Research and Development Collective (RDC), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1999.

·          "Policing the Post-colonial State: East Bengal 1947-54,” Theoretical Perspectives, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1994.

·          "Peasant Rebellion and Counter-insurgency in East Bengal: The nature of the State", (in Bengali), Journal of the Centre for Social Science Research, Dhaka University, January 1993.

·          "The Social History of Water Management in Bangladesh", (in Bengali), Bangladesh Unnayan Samikkha, Journal published by the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Dhaka, February 1992.

·          "Food, Peasants and Politics in East Bengal, 1947-54", Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Vol. 36, # 1, June 1991.

·          "Accountable, Administration and Sustainable Democracy - A Survey of Issues" (Co-author), The Journal of Social Studies, Dhaka, 1991.

·          "The Question of Water Management in East Bengal: The People, Muslim League and Bureaucracy", Samaj Nirikkan, # 43, Dhaka University, January 1991.

·          "A Land of Eternal Eid – Independence, People and Politics in East Bengal", The Dhaka University Studies, Part A, Vol. 46, # 1, June 1989.

·          "A Reader's Response: Summing up of the Courier Debate on NGO and Left Experience of Social Development in Bangladesh" Dhaka Courier, 17-23 November 1989.

·          "The Muslim League and the Bureaucracy: An Essay in the Failure of Democracy in East Pakistan 1947-54", Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Vol. XXIII, # 2, December 1988.

·          "The Preliminary Findings of a Social and Economic Study of four Bangladesh Villages", The Dhaka University Studies, Vol. XXIII, (Part A), 1975 (Co-author).

 

Fellowships

·          Fellow, Grameen Trust (Research wing of Grameen Bank), Dhaka, Bangladesh, October 1999- September 2000.

·          University of Michigan, USA, Visiting Scholar/Post-doctoral Research Fellow, 1993-94.

·          Yale University,  Post-doctoral Research fellow, Agrarian Studies Program, 1992-93.

·          British Council Fellowship, Summer 1990.

·          Doctoral Fellowship, Australian National University, Canberra, 1983-88.

·          Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Dhaka, Visiting Research Fellowship (part time), 1979-81.

·          Institute of Development Studies (IDS) (Sussex, UK), Fellowship Spring, 1979.

·          Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Dhaka, Visiting Research Fellowship 1977-79.

 

Selected Papers Presented at Seminars/Conference Participation

 

·          Peasant Rebellions and the Muslim League Government in East Bengal, 1947-54” in Form the

            Colonial to the Postcolonial India and Pakistan in Transition, in an international seminar,   

            Chicago, 2004

·          Exercising Electoral Rights in Bangladesh, International Conference, IDS, Sussex, Cape  Town, South Africa, 2003

·          “History of Water Management in Bangladesh,” International Water History Association Conference, Bergen, Norway, August 2001.

·          “Democracy and Poverty Alleviation,” Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2000.

·          “Kinship Strikes Back: The Poor and the NGO Process in Bangladesh,” Agrarian Studies Decennial Conference: 2000, Yale University, New Haven, USA, May 2000.

·          “South Asian Regional Seminar on Democracy and Poverty: A Missing Link,” CSDG, Katmandu, April 2000.

·          “Growth, Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Resource Management in the Mountain Areas of South Asia,” German Foundation for International Development (DSE), Katmandu, February 2000.

·          "Workshop on NGOs in Nine Asian Countries," Country Paper, Asian Development Bank, Manila, 1997.

·          “Sustainable Mountain Resources Development,” ICIMOD, Nepal, 1997.

·          “State Against the Nation: Peasant Movements, Muslim League and the Bureaucracy in East Bengal; 1947-51,” Maulana Azad Institute, Calcutta, 1997.

·          "Genesis of an Endangered Nation: Water, People and Polity in Bangladesh," Program in Agrarian Studies Colloquium Series, Yale University, USA, April 16, 1993.

·          "The Politics of Water Management in Bangladesh," Columbia University, USA, April 12, 1993.

·          "The Food Question in East Pakistan: An Essay in Post-colonial Nation Building," The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, July 1990.

·          "The Question of Water Management in East Bengal: Popular Participation and the District Officers During the Muslim League Rule, 1947-54,” Bengal Studies Conference, Chicago, USA, 1990.

·          "The Water Question: Problem of Post-colonial national-building in East Pakistan," South Asia History Workshop, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 1989.

·          "The Question of National self-determination in Gonosakti, 1970-71," South Asian History Seminar, ANU, Canberra, Australia, 1984.

·          "People and Health," Bangladesh Country Paper, CIDESCO Workshop, Bordeaux, France, 1983.

·          "Social Participation in Rural Development in Bangladesh," Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) Workshop, Pattya, Thailand, 1978.

 

 

 

Organizations, Associations and Learned Bodies

·          Member, Trustee Board, Central Women’s University, Dhaka, 2010-

·          Member, Executive Body, Bangladesh History Association, 2015-

·          President, Bangladesh History Association, 2011-2015

·          Member of Trustee Board, Banglapedia, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

·          Member General Body, Polli Korma Shohayok Foundation (PKSF)

·          Member General Body, Social Development Foundation (SDF)

·          Member of the Syndicate (Highest Executive Body), DU, 2007-2009.

·          Member, National Committee For the Promotion of Local Government, 2002-2007

·          Member, International Water History Association, 2001

·          Founder Executive Chairman, Centre for Advanced Research and Social Action (CARSA) is a private voluntary development organization engaged in micro-finance, rural health and rural development activities in Bangladesh), 1996-2001, 2015-

·          Chairman, Mass Line Media Center, MMC is a Non-government Human Rights Organization based in Dhaka, Bangladesh), 1998-2014

·          Team Leader of DU debating team, Australasian VI Interversity Debating Championships, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, December 1995.

·          Team Leader of DU debating team, World Universities Debating Championships, Princeton University, U.S.A., January 1995.

·          Vice-chairman, Power and Participation Research Centre (A Private Non-governmental Organization engaged in Development Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh), 1994–2008

·          Member, American Historical Association (AHA), 1992-93.

·          Member of the Senate, DU, 1991-94.

·          Member, Executive Committee, Bangladesh History Association, 1990-92.

·          Member of the Senate, DU, 1980-83.

·          Secretary, History Alumni Association, 2007-2010

·          Secretary, Bangladesh Civil Rights & Legal Aid, 1980-83.

·          Secretary-General, Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers Association, 1982-83.

·          Secretary, Teachers' Association, DU, 1981-82.

·          Member of the Syndicate (Highest Executive Body), DU, 1975-77

·          Member, Executive Committee, Dhaka University Teachers' Association, 1973-74.

·          Founder Member, Community Development Library, Dhaka, 1980.

·          Life Member, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.