Professor Dr. Enamul Haque: Chairman

Professor Dr. Enamul Haque (b. 1937) had his M.A. in History (Archaeology Group) from Dhaka (1960), Diploma in Museology from London (1964) and Doctorate in South Asian Art from Oxford (1973). For three decades since 1962 he served the Dhaka Museum and rose to be the Founder Director General of the Bangladesh National Museum, developing it to be the largest Museum in the Third World. He was for a year (1990) Secretary-in-charge of the Ministry of Culture, Government of Bangladesh. He also taught Art History, Museology and National Heritage in the universities of Dhaka and Jahangirnagar, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, the Independent University and BRAC University at Dhaka. An organizer of exceptional ability, he is the Founder Chairman (since 1995) and Academic Director of the International Centre for Study of Bengal Art (ICSBA) at Dhaka, convened six International Congresses on Bengal Art (1976, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003 & 2005) and edits the Journal of Bengal Art (so far eight volumes). He was honoured by the Asiatic Society of Calcutta with the award of the Rama Prasad Chanda Birth Centenary Medal (1993) for his “conspicuous contribution in art and archaeology of Bengal”. Earlier, the Asia Society of New York honoured him by electing as their Honorary International Councilor (1986-92). He served as the President of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Asia Pacific Organization (1983-86). Among his publications, notables are Islamic Art Heritage of Bangladesh (1983), Bengal Sculptures: Hindu Iconography (1992) and Chandraketugarh: A Treasure-House of Bengal Terracottas (2001).

MAHBOOB ALAM: Academic Director

MAHBOOB ALAM (born 19 June 1944), Former A Grade Ambassador and Secretary (Retd.) to the Government of Bangladesh; EDUCATION (Matriculation from Faridpur Zilla School 1960 obtained 1st Division; Intermediate from Rajendra College Faridpur 1962 obtained 1st Division ; BA Honors in History from University of Dhaka, 1965 obtained Higher 2nd Class ( there being no 1st Class) Awarded Talent Scheme Scholarship and Departmental Scholarship; Master of Arts in History from University of Dhaka, 1966 ( Group A Archeology and Ancient Bengal) obtained 2nd Class 1st ( there being no 1st Class) Awarded Talent Scheme Scholarship and Departmental Scholarship; Was selected for Post Graduate Scholarship in the school of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK.). OTHER EXPERIENCES (Served as a full time lecturer of History at Dhaka Government College, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Served as a lecturer of History of Civilization in the Faculty of Architecture at BUET.) PUBLICATIONS: (A series of articles on the social and cultural life of late 18th century and earlier part of 19th century Bengal was published between 2005-2009 in Jamini, an International Arts Quarterly published from Dhaka, Bangladesh. These articles illustrated with suitable images created by contemporary visiting foreign artist offering a visual journey into the social and cultural world of bygone Bengal. The articles are as follows: European Artists in Bengal (1760-1824), Jamini November 2005; The artist who Introduced Modern Bengal to the West, Jamini 2005; (As seen by an European artist) Life and Society in Early Nineteenth century Bengal, Jamini March 2006; Life and People of Bengal, Jamini June 2006; ‘Punkha’: under Colonial gaze, Jamini December 2006; Company Drawing: Bengal Chapter, Jamini March 2007; Bengal Cartoons before the end of the Raj, Jamini September 2009; A series of Bengali articles on different aspects of history, culture and religion of 19th century Bengal was published in the following books: শায়েস্তা খানের শেষ ইচ্ছা ও অন্যান্য (২০১২), গুপ্তধনের খোঁজে (২০১৩), হারাধনের দশটি ছেলেও অন্যান্য (২০১৫), দেখা না দেখায় মেশা (২০১৫), খিড়কি থেকে সিংহদুয়ার (২০১৫)। In addition, the following articles were published in the literary section of daily news papers and different periodicals:হারানো দিনের বই এবং কলকাতার বই পাড়া, ‘কালি ও কলম’ ডিসেম্বর ২০০৪; কাঠাঁল-আদরে এবং উপেক্ষায়, ‘কালি ও কলম’ এপ্রিল ২০০৭; শিশু শিক্ষা- শিশু তীর্থের এক অনন্য যাত্রী, ‘কালি ও কলম’ ডিসেম্বর ২০০৮; বাংলার পাঠশালা; ‘প্রথম আলো’ সাহিত্য সাময়িকী-২০০৩; হারাধনের দশটি ছেলে, ‘প্রথম আলো’ সাহিত্য সাময়িকী-২০০৩; বাংলার প্রাচীন শিক্ষার শেষ বই শিশুবোধক, ‘সাপ্তাহিক ২০০০ : ৫ম ২০১১’; পূর্ব বঙ্গ ঘুরেছিলাম বিভূতি ভূষণ, ‘সাপ্তাহিক ২০০০ : ঈদ সংখ্যা ২০১২’; বিলেতি সাহেব বাঙালি বিবি, ‘ঈদ সংখ্যা- ২০১২: প্রথম আলো’; বইয়ের ব্যবসায়ী লেখক বিদ্যাসাগর, ‘সাপ্তাহিক ২০০০ : ঈদুল আজহা সংখ্যা ২০১২’; পরোপকারী রবীন্দ্রণাথ, ‘সাপ্তাহিক ২০০০ : ঈদ সংখ্যা ২০১১’; পাখির বাসা শহর ঢাকা, ‘সাপ্তাহিক ২০০০ : ঈদ সংখ্যা মে ২০১০’; আইকাম বাইকাম রেলগাড়ি ঝমাঝম, ‘সাপ্তাহিক ২০০০ : মার্চ ২০১০’; বসফরাসের তীরে, ‘সাপ্তাহিক ২০০০’; রবীন্দ্রনাথ ও দ্বিজেন্দ্রলাল : দুই বন্ধুর বিচ্ছেদ কাহিনী; ‘সাপ্তাহিক ২০০০ : বর্ষ শুরু সংখ্যা ১৮ মে ২০১২’: ঋতু বন্দনা: গ্রীষ্ম - বৈশাখ, প্রথম আলো ২০১২; ঋতু বন্দনা: বর্ষা-আষাঢ়, প্রথম আলো ২০১২; ঋতু বন্দনা: শরৎ-ভাদ্র, প্রথম আলো ২০১২; ঋতু বন্দনা: হেমন্ত-অগ্রহায়ণ, প্রথম আলো ২০১২; ঋতু বন্দনা: শীত-পৌষ, প্রথম আলো ২০১২; ঋতু বন্দনা: বসন্ত-ফাল্গুন, প্রথম আলো ২০১২. (Cell: 01819137667;

MOHAMMAD NASIR UDDIN (Mobin),PHD : Deputy Director

MOHAMMAD NASIR UDDIN Mobin, (Cell: 01911036083; Email:; Graduate,Post-Graduate & PhD. in Archaeology, Jahangirnagar University; Major research area: Buddhist architectures in Southeast Asia; PUBLICATIONS:Various Architectural Issues to Understand Early Medieval Buddhit Monuments of Bengal: Based on Excavated Monuments of Lalmai-Mainamati Area,Published in Journal of Bengal Art, Volume 25,ICSBA, Dhaka, 2020; Archaeological Matrix of Bangladesh Prehistory, Published in Journal of Bengal Art, Volume 20, ICSBA, Dhaka, 2015; Bricks of Early Historic Bangladesh: Review of Excavated Data, Published in Journal of Bengal Art, Volume 19, ICSBA, Dhaka, 2014; Materials and Components of Early Historic Architectures of Bangladesh: Review of Pre-Gupta Phase Archeological Materials, Published in Journal of Bengal Art, Volume 18, ICSBA, Dhaka, 2013; Excavated Buddhist Monasteries of Bangladesh: Status of Measurement Records and Their Mode of Constructions, Published in Journal of Bengal Art, Volume 17, ICSBA, Dhaka, 2012; Unusual Objects from Excavated Buddhist Monasteries of Bangladesh, Published in Journal of Bengal Art, Volume 16, ICSBA, Dhaka, 2011; Roof of Early Architectures of Bangladesh: Material, Technique, Pattern etc. from 4th century BCE to 12th century CE, Published in Journal of Bengal Art, Volume 15, ICSBA, Dhaka, 2010; Household Objects from Excavated Archaeological Sites of Bangladesh and its Domestic Context, Published in Journal of Bengal Art, Volume 13- 14, ICSBA, Dhaka, 2009; Decorative Aspects of the Excavated Buddhist Monuments of Bangladesh, Published in Journal of Bengal Art, Volume 11- 12, ICSBA, Dhaka, 2008; Pre-Muslim Terracotta Ringwell: Excavated Remains from Mahasthangarh, Published in Kalhar, Kaveri Books, New Delhi, 2007; Pre-Muslim Landscape of Savar and Nature of Buddhist Settlement in Bangladesh, Published in HHRK Commemoration Volume, ICSBA, Dhaka, 2001; Bebachchhed: Paribahan Seba Khat (in Bengali), Published in Banglar Sangbad (Quarterly Magazine on Development Economics), Year- 11, No-2 Dhaka, 2001; Prasanga: Pratnatattva Koun Dharaner Discipline (in Bengali), Published in Shiksha Barta (A Monthly Magazine on Education), Year-7, No-7, Dhaka, 1998; Manab Bibartan Chitre Purushmukhita (in Bengali), Published in Biggan Chetana Patrika (journal on Science), Year-1, Vol-7, Dhaka, 1997.

S M SAIFUL ISLAM, PHD : Research Fellow

Dr. S M Saiful Islam is an Art-historian of Medieval India and Bengal. He has prime affection in Indian Mughal paintings, following the methodology of Mughal historiography. Mr. Saiful is identified as a Visual Artist as well as known for his art, research and writings. Saiful was born in Cox's Bazar District in Bangladesh in 01 January 1978. He started drawing in his childhood. He completed his BFA (honours) and MFA from the Department of Drawing and Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. He also completed his prestigious PhD degree under the Department of Islamic History and Culture at the same University. His interests on the history, art, culture, heritage and Sufism of India and Bengal including Central Asia.