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Abul Ahsan Chowdhury

Abul Ahsan Chowdhury (born January 13, 1953) is a poet, researcher and folklorist of Bangladesh.

Biography

Dr Chowdhury was born in Mazampur, Kushtia, Bangladesh. His father, Fazlul Bari Chowdhury, was a writer, social worker and former honorary magistrate. His mother is Saleha Khatun. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Dhaka in 1975, graduating with honours. He received his Master of Arts Degree from the University of Dhaka in 1976, and his Ph.D. from the same university in 1995.

He is the senior professor of the Department of Bengali at the Islamic University, Kushtia, and is active in research and academic matters home and abroad.

He has also served as

  • Feature Editor, The Weekly Swadhin Bangla (Newspaper on Liberation War)—1971
  • Editor, The Weekly Jagoroni, Kushtia, Bangladesh—1972
  • Editor, Loko Sahitya Patrika (Quarterly), Kushtia, Bangladesh—1975-84
  • Editor, The Islamic University Studies, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh—1998
  • Editor, Islami Biswabidyalaya Barta (Quarterly), Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh—2000
  • Edited three books on Hason Raja: Proshongo Hason Raja, Hason Rajar Gan and Hason Raja: The minstrel of the mystic soil—2009

Publications

Dr Chowdhury has published two books of poetry—Swadesh Amar Bangla (1971) and Nilkantha Jiban Tumi (1974) and a range of research publications, including on Mir Mosharraf Hossain and Kangal Harinath Mazumder,

Awards

  • Lalon Award, West Bengal Lalon Mela Shomittee, India, 2000
  • Sayed Abdur Rob Sambardhana, Faridpur, 2001
  • Bangla Academy Award, 2010[1]

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