Profile of Dr. Biman Chandra Barua

Profile of Dr. Biman Chandra Barua

Dr. Biman Chandra Barua
Professor
Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies
Faculty of Arts
Email: bcbarua.du@gmail.com
Phone: 880-2-9661900
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Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Ph.D. University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2007
Masters Pali and Buddhist Studies University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2004
Bachelor Pali and Buddhist Studies University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2003
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
Local Lokhonath Shebasangha 2004 Bangladesh For 1st class 1st position in M.A examination
Research Interest
Subject Description
Good Governance and Buddhism In the modern day good governance as a system of guidance human actions which has been playing a great and important role every corner all over the world, in order to bring peace, happiness, and harmony. Good governance is not only demotic popular term in the present universe but also a necessity and essential concept, because of contemporaneous social justices, wars and collisions and conflicts. For this accountability responsiveness, transference, effectiveness to the demands of publicans republican environment is required for the sustainable development of the state or country. Buddha was the founder of Buddhism and was a world-famous philosopher also. Never Buddha did not say his discovered teachings only for the followers of Buddhism. He taught that his enlightened realization or understanding is the very appropriate word of the arena and whole beings. Buddha has unveiled the proper demonstrable rules of nature vastness of the cosmos in time and extension of which all things are values and a given periodicity of cosmic order. Buddha introduced democratic good governance for the purpose of a happy and healthy society, state, and country organizational framework which is straightened to ensuring the human participation, equality, forgiveness, freedom, and salvation from holistic aspects. Buddhism which it is named as Dharma and Vinaya (rules and regulations by Buddha himself given a comprehensive alternative way or path peaceful society, state, and country. In Buddhism, there are so many ethical important principles which could play a vital role to assist the rulers or governors.
Buddhism and Peace The Buddha was the son of a human being who was the founder of Buddhism. Buddhism is not only a religion but also provides proper guidelines to lead a decent and peaceful way of life. He obtained the enlightenment by himself. His given advice's assist to build peace in every corner. The teachings of the Buddha’s are: All living beings tremble at the rod. All fear death, comparing others with oneself; one should neither strike nor cause to strike. In this connection `As a mother guards her son/child, the son/child of her breast born in herself, guarding it with her own life willing to sacrifice it in order to prevent her son/child from troubles, thus would one cultivate, maintain, generate again and again, and enhancement one’s loving-kindness to every living.’ It noted that Human being belongs to own works. They are to suffer according to own deeds. That’s why; misconducts/behaviors should not behave with others. In context the following quotation of Buddha is remarkably significant: for example; “Hatred never ceases through hatred in this world; through loving-kindness alone they cease. This is an eternal law.” Heart or mind plays an important role to establish peace. That’s why self-control of one’s own mind is necessary. Because all sort of working inspirations is created form mind/willing power. Except for mind/willing power, no work could be done or could not be. The mind has a unique nature. In this context, Buddha said: the mind is the forerunner of (all good) states. The mind is chief; mind-made are they. If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, because of that, happiness follows one, even as one’s shadow that never leaves. In Buddhism, characteristics like affection and natural love are given most Priority for every sector of life. It is able an eminent example to solve war and collision for establishing peace-happiness and also develop harmony in every arena in the world.
Contemporary Buddhism in Bangladesh The Buddhist followers of Bangladesh are a small community. Nowadays, they are followers of Theravada Buddhism. They are living here for a long time. In Bangladesh, four types of Buddhists are living. They are Plain Buddhist, Plain Rakhine Buddhist, CHT Buddhist, and North Bengal Buddhist. It is explained that all Buddhists Religious belief and culture are one but social culture completely different from Plain Buddhist. They observed various religious and cultural activities in each year. Buddhism in Bangladesh is an ancient Religion. The Known Chinese travelers named I-Itisng, Huen Sang and Fa Hien were visited undivided Bengal. The Pala Dynasty ruled over Bengal since 750-1200 AD. The Pala period may be considered as the golden age of Buddhism in Bengal. During the Pala period a wide range of development and progression of Buddhism in Bangladesh. At that time they build many Buddhist monasteries in the different territory which may be regarded as an education institute. Bangladesh is a land of a famous and named Buddhist scholar. Like: Pragavarma, Vanaratana, Kamalshil, Santarakkit, Atish Dipankar Srigayan, etc and also the birthplace of famous ancient Bengal Buddhist Siddhacariya. In the Indian Subcontinent British rule was established in the nineteen century. During this period Buddhist are got opportunities every corner which is till now continue.
Buddhist Tangible Heritage Sites in Bangladesh The Buddhist heritage sites of Bangladesh are very well known to the World. This places are the potential to make the country an amazing tourism destination among the Buddhist and non-Buddhist countries. It depends on the utilization of heritage and preservation of this 7th-8th AD old history. The tangible evidence of the history of Buddhism in Bangladesh has been discovered many historical and archaeological sites. People of different religions live here in harmony. Buddhism is one of them. They have their own history, heritage, customs, tradition, norms, culture, beliefs, and living style also. There are many Buddhist famous and known religious heritage sites in this country for the tourist to visit Bangladesh. These Buddhist tangible sites are located on the south and north arena of the country. The tangible histories of the religion are found near neighbor to the birthplace of Buddha. Among them, Mahasthangarh, Vasu Vihara, Paharpur, Halud Vihar, Bikrampuri, Waribateshwar, and Mainamati, are world famous Buddhist archaeological, historical and heritage sites in Bangladesh. These sites or places can be the main attraction for tourists from different Buddhist countries in South-East Asia. These archaeological and historical tangible heritage sites can be seen easily of our glorious past civilization history in Bangladesh. Many tourists visit those tourist spots to search or explore the culture of Buddhists people. These sites are very popular among Buddhists and non-Buddhists. Bangladesh could be an ideal place for pilgrimage tourist to travel for religious or excursion purposes. These Buddhist tangible historical heritage sites could be regarded as tourism products in the country.
Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
No project/research supervision is found
Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
The Development of Culture and Tourism in Bangladesh: The Role of Buddhist Religious Sites SAARC Research Project SAARC, Sri Lanka 01-01-2018 30-04-2018
Nature of Tantric Buddhism in Ancient Bengal: A Review, Annual Project of Dhaka University Dhaka University 21-03-2017
Historical Values and Socio-Economical Condition of Chak Community of the Chattogram Hill Tracts Annual Project UGC UGC 11-01-2017 11-01-2018
The Buddhist History, Heritage and Socio-Economical Development in Bangladesh Annual Project of UGC UGC 03-04-2014 03-04-2015
Bengali Buddhist Communities Contribution to the Liberation War of 1971 in Bangladesh Annual Project of Dhaka University Dhaka University 10-10-2011 10-10-2012
Characteristics of Geographical Buddhist and Buddhist Population in Bangladesh [19021-2001] Annual Project of Dhaka University Dhaka University 13-07-2009 13-07-2010
Invited Talk
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Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Convener , 1st International Seminar on Buddhism Civilization and Culture 2018 Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies Dhaka University 18-03-2018 19-03-2018 To Play a vital role to gather intellectual Buddhist scholars from home and abroad
President, Basketball Physical Center Dhaka University 01-07-2016 01-07-2018 To organize and make arrangement of Basketball competition
Executive Member, Sanskrit and Pali Education Board Board Dhaka 04-04-2016 To serve the board to the development of administrative and academic activities
Chairman Dept. of Pali and Buddhist Studies Dhaka University 14-03-2016 12-03-2019 To do academics and administrations activities
Executive Member Mahanambrata Peace and Solidarity foundation Department of World Religious and Culture, Dhaka University 01-01-2016 To Serve to the Department of World Religious and Culture arrangement program on Mahanabrata
Executive Member Dhaka University Teachers Association Dhaka University 01-01-2015 31-12-2015 To serve to the the teachers community of the Dhaka University
Executive Board Member, Executive committee of PraccyayBidya Dept. of Sanskrit Dhaka University 14-05-2014 13-05-2016 To serve to the Sanskrit departmental Journal of Praccyaybidya as an executive Board committee Member
Senate Member Dhaka University Bangladesh 20-07-2013 To serve to the Dhaka University as senate member
Jagannath Hall Trust Found Jagannath Hall Dhaka University 29-06-2013 Currently Working To Serve the Jagannath Hall and Dhaka University as a member
Professor Dept. of Pali and Buddhist Studies Dhaka University 15-12-2012 To teach comparative philology and Grammatical analysis of Text and Translation,
Reviewer: `Buddhism and Morality’, Class Ten, Bangladesh Open University Bangladesh 28-09-2011 13-12-2011 To the review a book on Buddhism and Morality for Class ten
Academic Counselor Dhaka University Bangladesh 04-03-2010 04-03-2013 To serve to the Dhaka University as academic Counselor
Associate Professor Dept. of Pali and Buddhist Studies Dhaka University 12-05-2009 14-12-2012 To teach Pali Grammar and Translation, Political and Religious History of Buddhism in Ancient India
Member, Board of Sports Committee of Dhaka University Dhaka University Bangladesh 01-07-2008 30-06-2010 To serve the Dhaka University for the purpose of development of the Sports
Executive member, Dhaka University Football Committee Physical Center Dhaka University 01-07-2007 30-06-2015 To conduct administrative activities to Dhaka University football team
House Tutor Dhaka University Jagannath Hall 13-05-2005 13-05-2015 To serve administrative works and help to the students
Assistant Professor Dept. of Sanskrit Dhaka University 15-03-2005 11-05-2009 To teach Pali Chronicle Literature, Archaeology, non Canonical literature
Lecturer Dept. of Sanskrit Dhaka University 01-07-2000 14-03-2005 To teach Sutta Pitaka : Prose, Sutta Pitak : Poetry (selected portion )
Book
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Biman Chandra Barua Bengali Buddhist Folk Culture. Dhaka: Dhaka University, 2017 .
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Biman Chandra Barua Buddhists in Bangladesh: Geographical Analysis. Dhaka: Abishkar, 2016 .
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Biman Chandra Barua Jinacarita [The Life sketch of Buddha], Tran.. Dhaka: Sougata Prakasan, 2013 .
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Biman Chandra Barua Datavamsa [The History of Tooth Relic of the Buddha] Tran.. Dhaka: Dhaka University Sariputta, Parakkrambahu, Sumedha, Anuradhapur, wisdom, Vesak day, Saddha, 2011 .
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Biman Chandra Barua Pāli Manjusā [A Pāli Grammar]. Dhaka,: Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Dhaka, 2010 .
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Biman Chandra Barua (Jointly) SaddhammaSangaho [Historical Buddhist Traditions) Jointly. Dhaka: Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Dhaka, 2008 .
Book Section
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Biman Chandra Barua "BBS : Bangladesh Studies." BBS : Bangladesh Studies (Buddhism). Bangladesh open University Gazipur, Bangladesh: 2012, .
2
Biman Chandra Barua (Jointly) "Buddhism and Morality, for Class Nine-Ten." Buddhism and Morality, for Class Nine-Ten. Dhaka: National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) Bangladesh, 2012 .
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Biman Chandra Barua "Buddhism and Morality, for Class Eight." Buddhism and Morality, for Class Eight. Dhaka: National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB). Bangladesh, 2012 .
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Biman Chandra Barua "Buddhism and Morality, for Class Seven." Buddhism and Morality, for Class Seven. Dhaka: National Curriculum and Text book Board (NCTB), bangladesh, 2012 .
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Biman Chandra Barua "Buddhism and Morality, for Class Six." Buddhism and Morality, for Class Six. Dhaka: National curriculum Texts Books Board (NCTB), 2012 .
Journal Article
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Biman Chandra Barua : Buddha’s Livelihood, Social Science Review, Dhaka, vol.No. 119, pp.55-63, October-December, 2011 .
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Biman Chandra Barua : Mohitalal Majumdar`s Buddha: An Explanation and Object, Journal of Literature, Dept. of Bangla, University of Dhaka, vol.1, no.49 pp.81-91, October, 2011 .
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Biman Chandra Barua : The Context of Buddha and Buddhist in the Poem of Jibanananda Das, The Journal of Dhaka University, vol.Joint Volume : 83-84, pp.35-53, October, 2005 and February, 2006 .
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Biman Chandra Barua : Marriage in Pāli Literature: A Study, Journal of Literature, June-December, 2008, Dept. of Bangla, University of Dhaka .
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Biman Chandra Barua : Buddha’s Generosities: A Pragmatic Analysis, Philosophy and Progress, Dhaka University, no.2400 pp.189-204, June-December, 2007 .
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Biman Chandra Barua : Buddha’s Five Precepts to Development of Humanism, Social Science Review, Dhaka, Bangladesh, vol.No. 102, pp.43-51, July-September, 2007 .
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Biman Chandra Barua : Essence of Buddhism: A Thorough Study, Journal of Prāccyaviddyā, vol.Second, no.two pp.178-189, July, 2001 .
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Biman Chandra Barua : Appramada in Buddha’s Morality: A Study, Itihas, Bangladesh Iitihas Parisad Journal, December, 2011 .
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Biman Chandra Baruia : Kā ātaru barpañcb idāla Cañca lCīe paithā kāla, Heart from Bangladesh, Chayanat, Dhaka, vol.4, no.5th Year pp.85-88, December 2012 .
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Biman Chandra Barua : The Concept of Mutual Socialization: Perspective on Sigalavada Sutta, Kristy, pp.79-82, 5 November 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh .
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Biman Chandra Barua : The Concept of the freedom of Women in Buddha`s thought : A Brief Retrial, Itihas Anusandan, Calcutta, 24 January 2016. .
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Biman Chandra Barua : Humanism in Buddhism: A Study, Itihas Anusandhan 29, vol.29th, pp.137-144, 22 January 2015 .
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Biman Chandra Barua (Jointly) : United Nations Day of Vesak 2019, Mindful leadership for Sustainable Peace,Vietnam, pp.189-214, 2019 .
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Biman Chandra Barua : Loving-kindness in Buddha’s Teaching, Itihas, A Journal of Bangladesh Iitihas Parisad, Bangladesh, no.49th Year pp.5-14, 2015-2016, April 2016 .
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Biman Chandra Barua : Socio-Economic Condition of Aged Buddhist People of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Journal of Geriatrics, vol.40, no.1st & 2nd Volume pp.45-52, 2004 .
Conference Proceedings
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Biman Chandra Barua "Significance of Buddhism in Global Peace." World Peace through Interfaith and Intra-faith Dialogue , pp. 48-50. Dhaka: Religions for Peace, Bangladesh, 2018 .
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Biman Chandra Barua "Newly Discovered Buddhist Religious Archaeology Sites in Bangladesh : Its Prospects and Challenges." The First `Belt and Road & Asian Buddhist Culture Forum and Haitag Mountain Buddhist Forum' , pp. 72-79. Institute of World Religion (IWR), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Chinese Religious Institute (CRI), Religious Culture and Art Study Department of IWR, 2018 .
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