Profile of Ms. Sharmin Akhtar

Profile of Ms. Sharmin Akhtar

Ms. Sharmin Akhtar
Associate Professor
Department of History
Faculty of Arts
Email: sharmin_history@du.ac.bd
Phone: /6202
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Short Biography:

Sharmin Akhtar, currently studying Ph.D at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She accomplished her bachelor degree and master in History from the University of Dhaka in the year 1997 and 1998 respectively. She is interested in Ancient History and Culture as well as Archaeology. The maritime trade of ancient Bengal and Southeast Asia, and the history of the liberation of Bangladesh is also her area of interest. She has been teaching Social, Cultural and Economic History of Ancient Bengal, Medieval Indian Architecture, and History of Indian Subcontinent (up to 1206).

Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Masters History University of Dhaka Bangladesh 1998
Bachelor History University of Dhaka Bangladesh 1997
Ph.D. Ancient Bengal and Southeast Asian Maritime Trade (On going) University of Malaya Malaysia 0000
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
International Bangabandhu Overseas Scholarship 2018 Bangladesh Bangabandhu Overseas Scholarship awarded by the University of Dhaka for pursuing Ph.D. at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
National Ali Ahmed Gold Medal 2004 Bangladesh Ali Ahmed Gold Medal awarded by the University of Dhaka for achieving outstanding result in MA.
National Sher-e-Bangla Memorial Scholarship 2003 Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla memorial scholarships awarded by the University of Dhaka.
National Academic Roll of Honor 2001 Bangladesh Academic Roll of Honor awarded by the Department of History, University of Dhaka for achieving outstanding result in MA.
Research Interest
Subject Description
History of Bangladesh History of Bangladesh -Ancient to recent past.
Art and Architecture Medieval art and architecture of India.
Archaeological Aspects Analyzing the historical aspects on the basis of archeological findings (Ancient Bengal and South East Asia).
Ancient History Socio-cultural and Economic history of Bengal, Urban history of Bengal, Maritime issues of ancient South East Asia and Bengal.
Project/Research Supervision
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Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Associate Professor University of Dhaka Dhaka 10-06-2015 Currently Working
Assistant Professor University of Dhaka Dhaka 31-03-2011 09-06-2015
Lecturer University of Dhaka Dhaka 25-01-2007 30-03-2011
Lecturer Jahangirnagar University Savar, Dhaka 18-01-2006 24-01-2007
Part-time Teacher University of Dhaka Dhaka 01-12-2005 30-11-2008 Department of Sanskrit, Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Dhaka. History of Ancient India.
Book
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Sharmin Akhtar History of Ancient Bengal: Society and Culture (in Bengali). Dhaka: Dibya Prakash, 2021 .
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Sharmin Akhtar Smatata as Refelected in the Terracotta Plaques from Mainamati (in Bengali). Dhaka: Pathak Shamabesh, 2015 .
Book Section
1
Sharmin Akhtar "Selective Entries." Encyclopedia of Dhaka, Celebration of 400 years of Capital Dhaka. Dr. Sharif Uddin Ahmed (Editor), Dr. A K M Golam Rabbani (Editor) Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 2012 .
Journal Article
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Sharmin Akhtar and M Shahidul Islam Khondaker : Early Life Leadership Dimensions of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: An Exceptional Political Leadership Model, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies (Peer Reviewed), Google Scholar, vol.3, no.5 2021 .
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Sharmin Akhtar, Hanizah Idris and M Shahidul Islam Khondaker : Tracing Trade Connection between Ancient Entrepot Kedah and Tamralipti : Reference to An Archaeological and A Literary Evidence, Journal of the Malaysian Museum Association (Peer Reviewed), vol.40, 2021 .
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Sharmin Akhtar and M Shahidul Islam Khondaker : Mapping Bengal's Factors and Indianization of Southeast Asia, Journal of Arts and Humanities (Peer reviewed-Google Scholar, Advanced Sciences Index (ASI), DOAJ, DRJI), vol.10, no.1 pp.19-30, 2021 .
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Sharmin Akhtar and Hanizah Idris : TRACING EARLY MARITIME SOUTHEAST ASIA THROUGH ARCHAEOLOGICAL ELEMENTS AND BENGAL’S CONTACT (400 BCE – 800 CE), JATI-Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (ISI Indexed & Peer Reviewed), vol.25, no.1 pp.28-57, 2020 (June) .
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Sharmin Akhtar : Bonger Biborton: Ekti Oitihasik Porjalochona (Evolution of Vanga: A Historical Review), Bangla Academy Potrika, vol.36, no.3-4 pp.35-43, 2019 .
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Sharmin Akhtar : Pracin Banglay Nagarayan: Ekti Oitihasik Porjalocana (Urbanization in Ancient Bengal: A Review), Bangla Academy Potrika, vol.59-62, no.1st-4th pp.47-57, 2018 .
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Sharmin Akhtar : Pundra, Poundrobardhana Bhuktir Poriciti O Bistrity: Ekti Parjalochana (Familiarity and Expansions of the Pundra, Poundrabardhana Bhukti: A Review), Journal of Bangla Academy, vol.58: 1-2, no.Jan-Jun 2014 pp.88-96, 2016 .
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Sharmin Akhtar : Customary Institutions of the Indigenous Peoples in Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh: An Overview, Journal of the Islamic University Studies (Peer Reviewed), vol.16, no.2 pp.127-140, 2016 .
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Sharmin Akhtar : Paharpur Bouddha Bihare Prapto Poramatir Folokcitre Pracin Banglar Samajik O Sanskritik Jibondhara (Social and Cultural Life of the Ancient Bengal on the basis of Terracotta Plaques found in the Buddhist Monastery of Paharpur), Journal of Praccyabiddya, vol.5, no.2015 pp.202-220, 2015 .
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Sharmin Akhtar : Sen Yjuger Dhorma o Samajik Obasthar Katipay Dik (Some Aspects of Religion and society of Sen Period), Dhaka University Potrika, vol.91-93, no.July 2013 -June 2014 pp.287-297, 2015 .
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Sharmin Akhtar : Pracin Banglar Arthanaitik Itihashe Tamralipti Bondorer Provab (Impact of the port of Tamralipti on the Economic History of Ancient Bengal), Nibondhomala-Uccatoro Manabiddya Gobeshona Kendra, vol.Saptadosh Khando, pp.49-64, 2013 .
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Sharmin Akhtar : Mainamati-Lalmai Pratnasthaler Poramatir Folokcitre Samatata Anchaler Samajik O Sanskritik Jibondhara (Social and Cultural Life of Samatata on the basis of Terracotta Plaques of the Archaeological Sites of Mainamati-Lalmai), Pratnatattva, vol.17, no.June pp.77-89, 2011 .
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Sharmin Akhtar : Pracin Samatater Nagar ͚Devaparvata (Devaparvata - An Ancient City of Samatata), Itihash: Itihash Parishad Patrika, vol.Biallish Barsha, no.Baishakh-Chaitra pp.49-58, 2009 .
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Sharmin Akhtar : Banglar Anchalik O Bhutattik Gathan abong Bodipayan Prokria: Mullayan (Regional and Geological Constructions and Deltaic Process of Bengal: Evaluation), Bangladesh Asiatic Society Patrika, vol.Shaptabingsha Khonda, no.June pp.165-178, 2009 .
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Sharmin Akhtar : Pracin Gangaridae: Ekti Parjalochona (Ancient Gangaridae: A Review), CLIO; Journal of the Department of History, vol.xxiii, no.June pp.81-88, 2006 .
Conference Proceedings
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Sharmin Akhtar "ARCHAEOLOGICAL ELEMENTS FROM BENGAL IN THE PROCESS OF ‘INDIANIZATION’ IN EARLY SOUTHEAST ASIA (400 BCE – 800 CE)." The 8th International Conference on Southeast Asia Programme and Abstracts , pp. 32-33. Kuala Lumpur: Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, 2019 .
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Sharmin Akhtar "Pracin Samatater Nagar ͚Devaparvata (Devaparvata - An Ancient City of Samatata)." Conference of Bangladesh Itihash Shomiti Dhaka: Bangladesh Itihash Shomiti, 2009 .
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