Name : Dr. Rana Razzaque
Mother’s Name : Begum Majeda Ali
Father’s Name : Sheikh Razzaque Ali
Date of Birth : 19 August 1956
Nationality : Bangladeshi
Awarded PhD in 1997
PhD Thesis: “Some Aspects of Bengali Muslim Social and Political Thought, 1918-1947”. Supervisor: Professor A. F. Salahuddin Ahmed (Late, National Professor), Department of History, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
1984-85 : M. Phil Topic “Trends of Thought of the Bengali Muslims, 1918-1947.” Transferred to PhD, Department of History, University of Dhaka.
1982-84 : Masters in History, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, First Class, First position. (Group B)
1979-82 : BA Honours History, Polytechnic of North London, Kentish Town, London, UK. Upper Second Class.
1977-79 : ‘O’ Levels, Southwark College, Blackfriars, London, UK. Subjects: Sociology, History of Art and Spanish. ‘A’ Levels in History and English Literature.
1974 : HSC: Higher Secondary Certificate Examination, First Division, 2nd Position. Humanities, Jessore Board
1972 : SSC: Secondary School Certificate Examination, First Division, 4th Position. Humanities, Jessore Board
1989: Short bursar awarded by the British Council, Dhaka for research work for PhD in the libraries of London, Oxford and Cambridge, United Kingdom.
1990 : Lecturer, Department of History, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
1996 : Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
2002 : Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
2008 : Professor, Department of History, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
-“S. Wajed Ali – A Bengali Nationalist” (in Bengali), Journal of the Centre for Advanced Research in Humanities, Vol. III, Dhaka, 1987.
-“Extremism in Bengal Nationalism, 1914-1935”, The Dhaka University Studies, Part A, Vol. 45, Dhaka, 1988.
-“Importance of novels in the study of History – Abdullah by Kazi Emdadul Huq” in the Historical Studies of Bangladesh, Vols. XIII-XIV, Dhaka, 1989-1990.
-“A Socio-political Overview of Shaheedullah Kaiser’s, Sangsaptak” The Dhaka University Studies, Vol. 54, No. 2, Dhaka, December, 1987.
-“An Introduction to the Trends of Bengali Muslim Thought, 1905-1947” in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Vol. 43, No. 1, Dhaka, June 1998.
-Social and Political Philosophy of Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976)”, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Vol. 46, No. 1, Dhaka, June 2001.
-“Prem Nei and the Bengal of 1930s”, Bangladesh Historical Studies (Journal of the Bangladesh History Association), Vol. XVIII, Dhaka, 1999-2001.
-“Ashrafuddin Ahmad Chowdhury: Portrait of a Nationalist Muslim”, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Vol. 48, No. 1, Dhaka, June 2003.
-“Abul Hashim As A Political Thinker”, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Vol. 51, No. 1, Dhaka, June 2006.
-“Padma Meghna Jamuna – the Magnum Opus of Abu Jafar Shamsuddin”, The Dhaka University Studies, Journal of the Faculty of Arts, Vol. 61, No. 2, Dhaka, December, 2004.
-Two Articles published in Chapter 3 of the Cultural survey of Bangladesh, Vol. 4, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2007.
-One article on Nojibur Rahman’s Anwara Published in CLIO, Journal of the dept of History, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Bangladesh, 2007.
-Entries contributed to Banglapedia, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2003.
-Translations from Bengali to English – About 150 pages on the section on World History, in the Children’s Encyclopedia, Vol. I, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2011.
-Translation of three chapters from Bengali to English in the History of Bangladesh, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 1992.
-Translations from Bengali to English of the 42 page introduction to the book Bengal Partition 1905 and East Bengal by Muntassir Mamoon, International Center for Bengal Studies, Dhaka, 2008.
-A book of translations from English to Bengali, Hatir Dater Kakoi, published from Khulna in 1982, 2nd print 2007.
-Accepted a one year post-doctorial research attachment with SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) in UK year: 2002-2003.
Organizations Associated with:
-Life Member of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Membership No. 1047.
-Life Member of the Itihash Samiti of Bangladesh.
-Life Member of the Dhaka University History Department Alumni Association.
-Promote Libraries in Khulna with books & bookshelves etc. to the Umesh Chandra Library, Khulna, to the Khulna Heritage Library & Begum Rokeya Library in Khulna.
History of Modern India; Social & Cultural History of Bengal (19th & 20th Centuries); Medieval Civilization of Europe at BA (Hons.), Masters & M Phil level.
Reading historical novels and books on contemporary history & politics.