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Research Interest   

History of Buddhism, Socio-religious and Popular Culture, Pali Language & Literature, Contemporary Buddhism.

Education         

  • Ph.D. : Department of Buddhist Studies, Graduate School of Letters, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan. 2016.
  • Master of Arts (M. A.): Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka - 1000, Bangladesh, 2006, Result: First Class First Position.
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hon’s): Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka - 1000, Bangladesh, 2005, Result: First Class First Position.    
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (H.S.C.): Commerce Group, 2000, Rangunia College, Chittagong, Bangladesh, Result: First Division.
  • Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C.): Business Studies, 1998, South Rangunia Shilok High School, Chittagong, Bangladesh, Result: First Division.
  • I have completed 1 Year Japanese Language Course from Institute of Modern Language, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Experience

Assistant Professor, 27 December 2015 to till date,  Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka – 1000, Bangladesh.

Lecturer, 31 July 2010 to 26 December 2015, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.     

List of Publication  

  • Books:
  1. Oitihasik Pali Vamsa Sahitya Samiksha (A Study on Pali Historical Chronicles) (in Bengali), Published by Aajkal Prakashani, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2009.
  1. Jataka Sandarshan (An Analytical Study of Jataka) (in Bengali), published by Adorn Publication, Dhaka, 2011.
  1. Directory of Buddhist Monasteries in Bangladesh (A Provisional Edition), collaborator & co-editor, published by Ryukoku University Research Center for Buddhist Culture in Asia, Japan, 14 February 2015.  
  • Academic Articles:
  1. Pali Bhasar Dhani O Ruptattik Vaishistha Samiksha (A Study on the Phonological and Morphological Characteristics of Pali Language) (in Bengali), The Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics, Vol 1, No 2, August 2008. (Published in August 2009).   
  2. Jataka Sahitya Samikshai Pracin Bharater Artha-Samajik Prekkapater Prakriti Annesan (A Study on the socio-economic condition of ancient India in the light of Jataka literature) (in Bengali), The Kala Anushad Patrika (The Journal of Arts Faculty), Vol. 4, No. 6, Year. 2010-2011, University of Dhaka.
  3. Banglai Bouddha Dharma: Bouddhatantra O Tantrikota () (in Bengali), Bangla Academy Patrika (Journal of Bangla Academy), Vol. 55, No. 3-4, Year. July-December 2011 (published year November 2012). 
  4. Notions and Ritual Concerning Birth among the Oraon Community in North Bangladesh: A Case Study, Bulletin of Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan, No. 18, March 2014.   
  5. A Case Study of the Marriage Ritual in a Oraon Buddhist Community in Bangladesh, The Bulletin of the Graduate School of Letters, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan, Vol. 36, December 2014. 
  6. ラージ・カーラーム・パラボ―バングラデシュのオラオン部族仏教コミュニティの民間祭儀― (RAji KArAm Parav: A study on the Popular Festival of the Oraon Buddhists) (in Japanese), Toho (The East) Journal of the Nakamura Hajime Eastern Institute, Japan, No. 30, March 2015.
  7. Funeral Rites of Oraon Buddhist Community in Bangladesh: A Case Study, Journal of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Journal of the Society for the Study of Pali and Buddhist Culture, Japan, Vol. 29, December 2015.
  8. Fagua Festival: A Socio-Popular Festival of the Oraon Buddhist community of Bangladesh, Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, Journal of the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies, Japan, Vol. 64, No. 3, March 2016.
  9. A Study on the Post Funeral Rituals of Oraon Buddhist Community in Bangladesh, Bulletin of Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan, No. 20, March 2016.  
  • Features and short Articles:
  1. Buddha O Buddha Purnima (Buddha and Full Moon Festival) (in Bengali), THE DAINIK PRATAM ALO (Daily Newspaper of Bangladesh), May 11, 2006.           
  2. Bauddha Puratatter Angik : Prekshit Bharat-Bangla (A Study on Buddhist Archaeology in the perspective of Indo-Bangladesh Subcontinent) (in Bengali), Kristy, the Journal of Bangladesh Bauddha Kristy Pracar Sangha, Dhaka, Special Issue on the Holy Kathina Civara Dana, November 23, 2007.            
  3. Ajanta : Shilpa Jagater Param Bismoy (Ajanta: the Wonder of Artistic World) (in Bengali), Kristy, the Journal of Bangladesh Bauddha Kristy Pracar Sangha, Dhaka, Issue in 2552 Buddha year, May 19, 2008.  
  4. Bauddhadharme Raja Bimbisarer Avadan : Ekti Parjalocana (Contribution of Raja Bimbisara in Buddhism : A Study) (in Bengali), Kristy, the Journal of Bangladesh Bauddha Kristy Pracar Sangha, Dhaka, Issue on 2553 Buddha year, May 9, 2009.   
  5. Buddher Dhatu Nidan Katha : Prekkit Thupavamsa (A Study on the Preservation of the Buddha's Relics Described in the Thupavamsa) (in Bengali), Kristy, the Journal of Bangladesh Bauddha Kristy Pracar Sangha, August 19, 2009, Dhaka, Bangladesh.   
  6. Cheea Deko (Look At!) (Poem in Bengali), Soumya, the Journal of Dhaka University Buddhist Students Union, November 29, 2008.

Oral Presentation :

  1. Title: “A Study on the Karam Festival: A Popular Ritual of Oraon in Bangladesh”, organized by Ryukoku University Research Centre for Buddhist Culture in Asia (BARC) at Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan on 6 March 2013. 
  2. Title:“ラージ・カーラーム・パラボ―バングラデシュのオラオン部族仏教コミュニティの民間祭儀―”, organized by The Nakamura Hajime Eastern Institute at Yakushiji Temple, Nara, Japan on 29 November 2014. 
  3. Title: “Funeral Rites of Oraon Buddhist Community in Bangladesh: A Case Study”, at 29th annual Conference of Society for the Study of Pali and Buddhist Culture, at Shitennoji University, Osaka, Japan on May 30, 2015.
  4. Title: “Fagua Festival: A Socio-Popular Festival of the Oraon Buddhist community of Bangladesh”, presented in the Conference of Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies (Nihon-Indogaku-Bukkyogaku-Kai), on 19-20 September 2015 at Koyasan University, Japan.

Teaching 

Assistant Professor, 27 December 2015 to till date,  Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka – 1000, Bangladesh.

Lecturer, 31 July 2010 to 26 December 2015, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.    

Award, Fellowship and Scholarship Received

  • Numata Scholarship, April 2013 to March 2016, Japan.  
  • Nakamura Hajime Eastern Institute Scholarship (for field work-2014), Japan.
  • Kyoto Bukkyo club scholarship (2013), Japan.
  • Numata Fellowship December 2012-March 2013, Japan.
  • Dhaka University Vivekananda Education and Cultural Award-2008, for stood First Class First Position in Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Examination. 
  • Dhaka University Alumni Association-Eastern Bank Award-2007.

Personal Information

  • Name: Shantu  Barua
  • Date of Birth: 11th April 1982
  • Father’s Name : Dulal Barua
  • Mother’s Name: Rekha Barua
  • Religion: Buddhist
  • Gender: Male
  • Nationality: Bangladeshi by Birth
  • Mobile: 88-01816653169.  
  • E-mail: baruashantu82@yahoo.com
  • Present Address: Room No. 319, Sir P. J. Hartog International Hall, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
  • Permanent Address: Village: Shilok, P.O: Shilok, P.S: Rangunia, Dist: Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Language Proficiency:  Bengali, English, Pali and Japanese. 

Other Activities 

  • Joint General Secretary, Bangladesh Bauddha Kristy Pracer Sangha (Youth), Dhaka Zone.
  • Member, Buddhist Research Institute (Ryukoku Daigaku Bukkyo Gakkai), Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Member, Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies. Japan.
  • Member, Society for the Study of Pali and Buddhist Culture, Japan.
  • Ex-Member Secretary, Dhaka University Buddhist Students Union, 2007.
  • Ex-President, Dhaka University Buddhist Students Union, 2008.
  • Ex-Editorial Member, Soumya, A Regular Annual Souvenir of Dhaka University Buddhist Students Union.2003.