Details of M. Mufakharul Islam


 

 

Sir

 

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Name: M. Mufakharul Islam
  2. Father’s Name: Late Abdur Rahman
  3. Date of Birth: 04.02.1942
  4. (a) Nationality: Bangladeshi

      (b) Religion: Islam

  1. E-mail address: mmislam.dhaka@gmail.com

                                      

  1. Academic qualification :

(a) B.A. (Honours) in History passed from Dhaka University in 1962 and placed in Second Class First

(b) M.A. in Modern History passed from Dhaka University in 1963 and placed in First Class Second

(c) Ph.D. from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1972.

 

  1. Professional Career:

(a) Lecturer in Chittagong Government College from 10.08.1964 to 15.01.1968

(b)  Senior Lecturer, Chittagong University from 16.01.1968 to 08.08.1973

(c) Associate Professor in Chittagong University from 09.08.1973 to 24.06.1974

(d) Associate Professor in History, Dhaka University from 25.06.1974 to 29.04.1985

(e) Professor, Dhaka University from 30.04.1985 to 30.04.2003

(f) Professor of History and Director, School of Liberal Arts and Science (SLAS),

     Independent University, Dhaka from 01.05.2003 to 30.04.2007

(g) Professor, Department of History, Dhaka University from 01.05.2007 to 30.06.2007

(h) Vice Chancellor, National University, July 2007 to February 2008.

(i) Supernumerary Professor, Department of History, Dhaka University from 17.06.9 to 16.06.2011

(j) Honorary Professor, Department of History, Dhaka University from 17.06.2011

(k) Par-time teacher: Department of History, Department of English, Dhaka University

      BRAC University, ASA University, East-West University, Dhaka

 

  1. Fellowship at foreign universities and research centers:

(a) South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University from 24.05.1972 to 31.12.1972

(b) South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University on a Research Fellowship of the Humboldt Foundation from March 1983 to November 1984

(c) School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, from March to May 1987

(d) South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, October to December, 1992

(e) South Asia Regional Studies, University of Pennsylvania, March to April 1993

(f) Curtin University of Technology, Perth (Western Australia), September, 1996

(g) Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, April 1998

(h) Department of Regional Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, January to February, 1999

(i) South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, September to October, 2002

(j) South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, July 2004

(k) Dept. of Regional Studies, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, February 2005

(l) South Asia Institute Heidelberg, June 2011.

  1. Administrative Experience:

(a) Chairman, Department of History, 1990-1993

(b) Acting Librarian, Dhaka University Library, 1992-1995

(c) General Secretary, Bangladesh History Association, 1987-1989

(d) General Secretary and President, Dhaka University History Department Alumni

     Association

 

  1. Membership of Learned Society: Life Member of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Indian History Congress, Bangla Academy and Itihash Parisad. For several years I was a Member of the Economic History Association, Cliometric Society and Association of Asian Studies (U.S.A.). I was the Vice President and Treasurer of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh for one term each.

 

  1. For several years I worked as a member of the Editorial Board of Bangladesh Historical Studies and the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. I also edited the Dhaka University Studies for two years (1994-1996) and Dhaka Biswavidyalay Patrika for three years.   

 

  1. Presented research papers at the following International Conferences and Seminars:

a. European Conference on the Modern South Asian Studies, Heidelberg, 1972

b. Seventh Conference of the International Association of Historians of Asia, Bangkok, 1977

c. International Conference on Indian Ocean Studies, Perth, 1979

d. Eighth Conference of the International Association of Historians of Asia, Kuala Lampur, 1980

e. Conference on the History of eastern India, Calcutta, 1981

f. Conference of the International Economic History Association, Leuven (Belgium) 1990

g. Conference of the International Association of Historians of Asia, Hong Kong, June, 1991

h. Indian History Congress, 2000

i. Seventeenth Conference of the International Association of Historians of Asia, Dhaka, 2001

j. International Seminar on Agriculture in South Asia sponsored by the Indian Council of the Historical Research, February, 2006.

  1. Awards

a)Abdur Rob Chowdhury Gold Medal by Dhaka University, 1983

b)Gold Medal by Acharja Dinesh Chandra Sen Research Society. Kokkata. India, 1999.

c) Bangladesh Itihas Samiti (Bangladesh History Association) Gold Medal, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2016

List of Publications

A.Monographs

1.Bengal Agricultural, 1920-46: A Quantitative Study (Cambridge1978)

2.Irrigation, Agriculture and the Raj Punjab 1887-1947, (New Delhi, 1997)

3.An Economic History of Bangladesh, 1757-1947, (Dhaka 2012)

4.Essays on the Agrarian Economic History of Punjab, 1887-1947 (forthcoming)

 

B.Articles

1.‘Exploitation of India and the Industrial Revolution in England (down to 1833)’, Bangla text, published in Itihasha, Vol.2, No.1.

2.‘Quality of Crop Statistics in Bengal’, Bulletin of Quantitative and Computer Methods in South Asian Studies, Vol.1

3.‘Bengal Landlords and Agriculture’, Bangladesh Historical Studies, Vol.1

4.‘Economic History of South Asia: Some Notes on Methodology’, Bangladesh Historical Studies,  Vol. 2

5.‘Village Life in Mughal India: Reappraisal of Some Traditional Views’, Dhaka University Studies, Part A, Vol. 28. See also Proceedings of the 9th Conferences of the International Association of Historians of Asia. Vol. 2

6.‘Expansion without Growth in British Indian Agriculture: Explanations Reviewed’, Bangladesh Historical Studies, Vol.3

7.‘Irrigation and Punjab Agriculture 1890-45’, South Asia, March 1978

8.‘Marx on India and the Asiatic Mode of Production: A General Survey’, Dhaka University Studies, Vol. 30

9.‘Economic Policy of Indian Government in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century: Laissez-fair or Selective Intervention’, Journal of Bangladesh Studies, 1978

10.‘Agricultural Indebtness in British India: Reconsideration of Some Traditional Views in the light of Data from the Eastern Region’, Calcutta Historical Journal, Vol.4, No.2

11.‘About the History of the Indigo Mutiny’, Bangla Text Published in Dhaka Visyavidyalaya Patrika, vol.15

12.‘Some Aspects of the Problem ofSubinfeudation in Undivided Bengal’, Indian Economic Social History Review, Vol. 20, No. 2

13.‘Population Growth and Food Production in Bangladesh: Long-term Trends’, Proceedings of the International Conference on Indian Ocean Studies 1. Perth, Australia, August 1979. This paper is based on a report submit the to the University Grants Commission, Dhaka

14.‘The Agricultural Economy of Bengal Under British Rule and The Major Political Parties’, Introduction written for the Bangla version of Man Behind the Plough by Sir Azizul Huq

15.‘M.I. L Darling and the Punjab Peasant in Prosperity and Debt: A Fresh Look’, The Journal Peasant Studies, Vol. 13, No.1 (1985)

16.‘Agricultural Trends in Punjab, 1906/7-1946/7: A Reassessment’ in Clive Dewey (ed.), Arrested Economic Development on India: The Historical Dimension (New Delhi, 1988)

17.‘Irrigation and Changes in Crop Pattern in Undivided Punjab’, paper presented at International Conference on Indian Ocean Studies II, Perth, Australia, December, 1984

18.‘A Review Article: State and Industrialisation in India’, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (June, 1986)

19.‘Marx’s Writings on British Rule in India: A Brief Survey and Hypothesis’, Dhaka University Studies (June, 1986)

20.‘Economic Life in Bengal During the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries’, History of Bengali Literature Vol. II, Bangla Academy, Dhaka, 2010 (Bangla Text)

  1. ‘About the Asiatic Mode of Production’, Bangla text, Dhaka University Studies (June 1987)

22.‘Urbanisation and Urban Centres of Mughal India: Some General Comments’, Sharif uddin Ahmed (ed.), Dhaka: Past Present and the Future (Dhaka, 1992)  

23.‘The Debate on the Question of Arrested Economic Development in India Under British Rule’, Lecture Delivered at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities, Dhaka University, June, 1990

24.‘Punjab Alienation of Land Act and the Professional Money-lenders 1901-1939’, Modern Asian Studies, 29 (2), 1995

25.‘Punjab Agriculture During the Great Depression’, International Journal of Punjab Studies, No. 1, Vol. 1 (1993)

26.Aspects of Jute Cultivation in Undivided Bengal, Occasional Paper, Department of Regional Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Japan, 1999

27.‘Review of Some Options on Economic History of Bengal’, in M. M. Islam (ed.) Essays in Memory of Professor Shafiqur Rahman, (Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2004)

28.‘Nature of Commercialization of Agricultural Produce in British India’, M. M. Islam and Parween Hassan (ed.), Essays in Memory of MomtazurRahman Tarafdar

29.‘Bengal Agriculture During the Inter-war Depression’, in Mushirul Hassan and Nariaki Nakazato (eds.), The Unfinished Agenda: Nation-building in South-Asia (New Delhi, 2001)

30.‘Land Transfer in Undivided Punjab: A General Survey’, in George Berkemer and others (eds.), Exploration in the History of South Asia: Essays in Honour of Dietmar Rothermund (New Delhi, 2001)

31.‘The Bengal Famine of 1943’, Golden Jubilee Lecture of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Dhaka, 2002)

32.‘Trends in Crop Production in Undivided Bengal, 1901-1946’, paper presented at 17th Conference of the International Association of Historians of Asia, Dhaka, 18-22 December, 2002

33.‘Bengal Agriculture and Landlords’, Professor Mohammed Ishaque Memorial Lecture delivered at the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 2004. This was a revised version of a paper published earlier.

34.‘The Bengal Famine of 1943 and the Question of Food Availability Decline yet Again’, Modern Asian Studies, 41. 2 (March, 2007)

35.“The Economy of Dhaka, 1610-1947” in 4000 Years of Capital Dhaka and Beyond, vol. 2, Economy and Culture (Dhaka, 2010) 

36.An Economic History of Bengal, 1757-1947 (Dhaka: 1912)

C.Edited Works:

1.Studies in Rural Bangladesh, Bangladesh History Association, Dhaka, 1978

2.Along with Parween Hassan, Essays in Memory of Momtazur Rahman Tarafdar (Dhaka, 2001)

3.Essas, in Memory of Professor Shafiqur Rahman (Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2004)  

4.With Firoj Mahmud, “The Economy of Dhaka, 1610-1947” in 4000 Years of Capital Dhaka and Beyond, vol. 2, Economy and Culture (Dhaka, 2010) 

D.Book Review:

I have reviewed 10 research books in standard journals.

 

 

(M. Mufakharul Islam)