Professor Ashfaque Hossain PhD is one the leading historians of South Asia with extensive experience of conducting research on Colonial Globalization & economic history of nineteenth and twentieth centuries’ Bengal and South Asia. Professor Hossain is a highly accomplished scholar, with eight books as well as several articles in internationally renowned journals, such as Modern Asian Studies Link (http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0026749X1200056X) and the Journal of Global History (Link http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1740022814000199), Diaspora(s): Movements and Cultures published by Cambridge University Press, London School of Economics (LSE) and CCPP (UK). His recent book is :
Hossain, A. (2022). Colonial Globalization and Its Effects on South Asia: Eastern Bengal, Sylhet and Assam, 1874–1971 (1st ed.). Routledge : London/ New York. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003315650. Also available on Talyor & Francis eBook: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003315650
Professor Hossain was educated at the University of Dhaka and the University of Nottingham, UK. He has BA (Honours), MA and MPhil degrees in history from the University of Dhaka. He obtained PhD degree in Economic History from the University of Nottingham, UK. His doctoral research focuses on aspects of colonial and post-colonial globalization especially in Bangladesh and North East India, its relationship to both local and global political, economic and social forces. Professor Hossain is the Founder Director of the Centre for Research on Bangladesh Liberation War (CRBL), University of Dhaka. He is the recipient of various awards and honours. Notable among them are the UGC Research Award 2013 in Arts & Social Science and Justice Ibarhim Memorial Gold Medal for Outstanding Research in Arts & Social Science, University of Dhaka (2012-2013). Professor Ashfaque Hossain has gathered wide professional skills from his visits to USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Bhutan and India. Professor Ashfaque Hossain was an elected Member of the Senate of the University of Dhaka. He is involved in many professional bodies and is the Life Member of Bangla Academy, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh and Bangladesh History Association. He was an Associate Editor of Bangladesh Asiatic Society Patrika and Bangladesh Historical Studies and Assistant Editor, Banglapedia – the National Encyclopaedia of Bangladesh. He also a reviewer of many peer reviewed international journals including Sage Publications.Read less
|Degree Name||Group/Major Subject||Board/Institute||Country||Passing Year|
|Ph.D.||Economic History||University of Nottingham||United Kingdom||2010|
|M.Phil.||Liberation War of Bangladesh||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||1999|
|Masters||Modern International History||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||1991|
|Title||Organization||Location||From Date||To Date|
|Treasurer (On Deputation, Appointed by His Excellency, the President of Bangladesh)||Bangladesh Open University||Gazipur 1704||01, Jan 1970|
|Subject||Description||Research Interest (Goal, Target Indicator)|
|Historical Globalisation, Economic History, History of the Liberation War of Bangladesh|
|Level of Study||Title||Supervisor||Co-Supervisor(s)||Name of Student(s)||Area of Research||Current Completion|
|M.Phil||Songs of Haor Areas of Bangladesh: Socio-economic Study 19th & 20th Centuires||Professor Ashfaque Hossain||Touhida Akhter||2021|
|Ph.D.||Governments' Policy and Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT)||Professor Ashfaque Hossain||Ananda Bikash Chakma||2018|
|Subject||Project Name||Source of Fund||From Date||To Date||Collaboration|
|History||History of the Bangladesh Open University||BOU||01-01-2018||12-08-2016|
|History||Bangladesh Liberation War and Women||University of Dhaka||01-03-2016||12-08-2016|
|History||Collection and Analysis of De-classified Documents of UN's Role in the BD||Liberation War Museum||28-07-2014||12-08-2014||LWM Bangladesh & UNO|
|History||Content Analysis of Books on Bangabandhu||BOU||01-01-1970|
|SL||Collaboration & Membership Name||Type||Membership Year||Expire Year|
|1||Life Member, Bangladesh History Association||Life||1999||Life Time|
|2||Life Member, Bangla Academy||Life||2002||Life Time|
|3||Life Member, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh||Life||2002||Life Time|
Ashfaque Hossain Colonial Globalization and Its Effects on South Asia Eastern Bengal, Sylhet and Assam, 1874–1971. London & New York: Routledge / Taylor & Francis, 2022 .
A K Azad Chowdhury, Fakrul Alam, Ashfaque Hossain The University of Dhaka and the Making and Shaping of Bangladesh. Dhaka: University of Dhaka & UPL, 2021 .
Ashfaque Hossain The History of the Emergence of Independent Bangladesh (In Bengali). Dhaka: Partishunya Publication, 2019 .
Ashfaque Hossain The Role of Indira Gandhi in the Liberation War of Bangladesh (In Bengali), Dhaka: 2017). Dhaka: Subarna Publishers, 2017 .
Ashfaque Hossain Liberation War, Birth of Bangladesh and the United Nations (In Bengali) .. Dhaka: Prothoma, 2012 .
Ashfaque Hossain An Outline History of Bangladesh: Down to 1971 (In Bengali). Dhaka: J K Publishers, 2004 .
Ashfaque Hossain Emergence of Bangladesh and the United Nations, (In Bengali), Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2002). Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2002 .
Ashfaque Hossain "The Six-Point Demands and the Making of Bangladesh." Bangabandhu and Bangladesh. Sharif uddin Ahmed Dhaka: University Press Limited (UPL), 2021 329-345. .
Ashfaque Hossain "The Coming of English to Bengal and the Establishment of Company Raj in South Asia." History of Bangladesh: Medieval Bengal in Regional Perspective. Abdul Momin Chowdhury Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 2020 .
Ashfaque Hossain "Three Bengali Districts and the Making and Unmaking of Assam-Bengal Borders, 1874-1947." Bangladesh’s Neighbours in Indian Northeast: Exploring Opportunities and Mutual Interest. Akmal Hossain Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 2017 177- 204 .
AshfaqueHossain : The world of the Sylheti seamen in the Age of Empire, from the late eighteenth century to 1947, Journal of Global History (impact factor:2.195) , vol.9 , no.3 Cambridge University Press , pp.425–446 , 2014 .
Ashfaque Hossain : The world of the Sylheti seamen in the Age of Empire, from the late eighteenth century to 1947, Journal of Global History (impact factor:2.195) , vol.9 , no.3 Cambridge University Press , pp.425-446 , 2014 .
Ashfaque Hossain : The Making and Unmaking of Assam Bengal Border and Sylhet Referendum’ Modern Asian Studies, Modern Asian Studies (impact factor:1.129) , vol.47 , no.1 Cambridge University Press , pp.250-287 , 2012 .
|National||UGC Research Award (President Gold Medal for Arts & Social Science)||2013|
|National||Justice Ibarhim Memorial Gold Medal for Outstanding Research||2012|