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  • PhD in Archaeology titled “Sailing Across Seven Seas: A Study of Maritime Trade in Bengal (prior to the arrival of the Portuguese)” from the Department of Archaeology, Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune, India in 2004.
    Mphil in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology  from the Department of Archaeology, Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune, India in 1997.
    MA in Islamic Art and Archaeology, Department of Islamic History & Culture, University of Dhaka in 1991.
    BA in Islamic History and Culture, Department of Islamic History & Culture, University of Dhaka in 1990.

Areas of Interest
South and Southeast Asian archaeology, field archaeology, community archaeology, Buddhist art, architecture and archaeology, Islamic art and archaeology, South Asian art and architecture, maritime archaeology, Indian Ocean Trade, museology, urbanization and ancient cities, cultural heritage management, intangible cultural heritage, community based heritage tourism, heritage policy and law.

Prof. Shahnaj Husne Jahan, PhD

Professor & Head

Overview

Professor Shahnaj Husne Jahan has twenty five years’ experience teaching art history and archaeology. She has conducted many research projects and participated in numerous archaeological investigations in South and Southeast Asia. Since 2008 she has been excavating Bhitargarh archaeological site, the largest fortified settlement in Bangladesh where she has not only unearthed significant structural remains but also developed various strategies to stimulate public interest in heritage preservation and management as well as to practice sustainable tourism. She is regularly organizing heritage festival, seminar, workshop, discussion forum, training program and educational tour for preserving and promoting cultural heritage of Bangladesh. She is also involved in educating archaeology to the children and local communities in and around archaeological sites. Currently, she is a professor of archaeology, founder director of the Center for Archaeological Studies and the head of the Department of General Education at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB).

Research & Awards

Current Projects:
Bhitargarh Archaeological Excavation and Research funded by ULAB and the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh

Awards:

  • University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), grant for the project titled “Community Engagement and Heritage Festival at Bhitargarh in Panchagarh district”.(2017).
  • University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), the Vice Chancellor’s Award of Excellence for engagement in research in recognition of outstanding performance and valuable contribution to ULAB, Dhaka.(2016).
  • Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, one-year research grant for project titled “Intangible Cultural Heritage Preservation, Promotion and Presentation with in the Bhitargarh Archaeological Site in Panchagarh district”.(2015).
  • “Sher-e-Bangla A.K. FazlulHaqueSmritiPadak - 2014” nominated by Bangladesh ShikkhaParjobekkhok Society (BSPS), Dhaka for making significant contributions to the field of education and research in Bangladesh.(2014).
  • Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, six-year research grant for project titled “Archaeological Excavations at Bhitargarh in Panchagarh”.(2012-2018).
  • ‘Asia Fellow Award 2010-2011’ under the fellowship program administered by the Asian Scholarship Foundation under the Royal Patronage of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (ASF) for undertaking a research on maritime trade between Bengal and Thailand from the fourth century BCE to the fourth century CE in Thailand (2010- 2011).
  • Honorary Award for making significant contributions to the field of archaeology of Panchagarh district by NazrulPathagar, Panchagarh.(2010).
  • University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), three-year research grant for project titled “Archaeological Excavations at Bhitargarh in Panchagarh district”.(2009-2011).
  • ‘Anannya Top Ten Award’ nominated by Anannya, a fortnightly magazine for women, Dhaka, as one of the top ten women for the year 2008, for making significant contributions to the field of archaeology in Bangladesh.
  • Director, Archaeological excavations at Bhitargarh in Panchagarh.(2008).
  • Director, Archaeological investigation in Panchagarh district.(2004-2009).
  • Centre for Heritage Studies (CenHerSt), five-year research grant for project titled “Archaeological Investigation in Panchagarh district”.(2004-2009).
  • Principal investigator, Trade and technology of the early mariners of Chittagong district.(2002).
  • Principal investigator, Indigenous shipbuilding tradition and navigational wisdom in Coastal Bangladesh.(2001).
  • Principal investigator, Archaeological exploration at Kotalipara, Gopalganj district.(2000).
  • Principal investigator, Archaeological survey project in Laksmipur district.(1999).
  • Principal investigator, Archaeological survey project at Wari-Bateshwar, Narsingdi district.(1998-1999).
  • Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Scholarship for Ph.D research “Sailing across Seven Seas: A Study of Maritime Trade in Bengal (prior to the arrival of the Portuguese)” at Deccan College Post-Graduate & Research Institute, Pune, India.(1997-2004).
  • Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Scholarship for M.Phil degree in Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology at Deccan College Post-Graduate & Research Institute, Pune, India.(1996-1997).
  • University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, one-year research grant for project titled “History of the Bara Bhuiya and Contemporary Architecture in Bangladesh”.(1995-1996).
  • Principal investigator, Archaeological survey project at mosque cities of Bara Bazar and Bagerhat.(1994-1995).
  • Principal investigator, Gazir Pat, PatuaGan and Pat Painting: An important intangible cultural heritage of Bangladesh.(1993-1994).
  • Principal investigator, Archaeological survey project at Durgapur, Rajshahi.(1992-1993).
  • ICCR Scholarship by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, India for conducting.Phil and Ph.D research in Archaeology at the Deccan College Post-graduate and Research Institute, Pune, India (1996-2004).
  • UGC grant for conducting research titled “History of the Bara Bhuiya’s and Contemporary Architecture in Bangladesh” as a research Fellow at the Department of Islamic History and Culture, University of Dhaka (1995-1996).

Work Experience:

Academic Appointments:

  • Professor of Archaeology, Department of General Education, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, 2011-Present.
  • Associate Professor of Archaeology, Department of General Education, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, 2010-2011.
  • Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Department of General Education, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, 2007-2009.
  • Assistant Professor of World Civilization (Part-Time), Department of General Education, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, 2006.
  • Research Fellow, Stamford University, Dhaka, 2006.
  • Research Associate, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2005-2006.
  • Research Associate, Cultural Survey of Bangladesh Project, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2004-2006.
  • Special Research Assistant, German-Bangla Sculpture Project of the International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, Dhaka and FreieUniversitat Berlin, 2004.
  • Lecturer, Department of Islamic History & Culture, Savar University College, Savar, Dhaka, 1995-2001.
  • Scriptwriter and Field Researcher of four picture-story books published for rural neo-literate women and children, produced by Save the Children Fund, Australia, Dhaka, 1992-1993.

Editorial Services:

  • Member, Editorial Board, Tourism and Hospitality (text book, first and second partsbased on NCTB for 11th and 12th class, Bangladesh), by Mokhlesur Rahman, Rup Prokashan, Dhaka, 2019.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Ancient Asia (an open access peer reviewed online journal of Society of South Asian Archaeology, published by Ubiquity Press, UK).https://www.ancient-asia-journal.com, 2016- present.
  • Editor, Publications of the Center for Heritage Studies (CenHerSt), Dinajpur, 2015-present.
  • Member, Editorial Board, History of Bangladesh: Early Bengal in Regional Perspectives (up to c. 1200 CE), 2 volumes (both in Bangla and English), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2014-2018.
  • Advisor, Tea Stall (a magazine on Past, Present and Future of Bangladesh), Dhaka, 2013-present.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Publications of the Department of Archaeology, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2012-present.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Jagruti E-Journal, SCSVMV University, Enathur, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • http://kanchiuniv.ac.in/JAGRUTI/editorial.asp, 2012-present.
  • Subject Editor, History and Heritage, Junior Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2005-2006.

Consultancy Services:

Consultant, Planning and Development of Historical Narratives and Display Design in the New Liberation War Museum, Agargaon, Dhaka, 2016- 2017.
Cultural Heritage Management Specialist (National), South Asia Tourism Infrastructure Development Project (Bangladesh Portion), Department of Archaeology, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh funded by the Asian Development Bank, 2013- 2015.

ULAB Services:

  • Head, Department of General Education, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, 2020-present.
  • Member, Quality Assurance Committee (QAC), University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, 2020-present.
  • Member, Academic Committee, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka. https://ulab.edu.bd/about-us/academic-council/, 2020-present.
  • Member, Sexual Harassment Complaint Committee, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, 2016-present.
  • Founder Director, Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS), University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, 2013-present.
  • Member, Academic Committee, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, 2007-2013.
  • Coordinator, Department of General Education, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, 2007-2013.
  • Advisor, Explorers’ Club, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, 2007-2011.
  • Coordinator, Library Affairs, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, 2007-2009.

Other Service Records:

  • Lawyer at Dhaka BAR, Bangladesh, 1995-present.
  • Facilitator, Gender Equality and Diversity Training through Theatre in Tangail, Gazipur and Savar, organized by Save the Children Fund, Australia, Dhaka, 1995-1996.
  • Facilitator, Theatre in Education Program (Pilot Project) at a group of non-formal schools runs by BRAC in Manikganj, Dhaka, 1995.
  • Facilitator, Popular Theatre Training Program in Tangail, organized by Save the Children Fund, Australia, Dhaka, 1994-1995.
  • Coordinator, Creative Education Workshop for the Mentally Retarded Children of the Society for the Care and Education of the Mentally Retarded Bangladesh, funded by Save the Children Fund, Australia, Dhaka, 1993-1994 .
  • Facilitator, Theatre in Education Program for the primary school students at Swarpa-Betenga Government Primary School, Baliakandi, Rajbari, organized by Save the Children Fund, Australia, Dhaka, 1993.
  • Coordinator, Picture-Story Books for rural neo-literate women and children project, Save the Children Fund, Australia, Dhaka, 1992- 1993.

Certifications:

  • National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad, India
    Remote Sensing for Archaeology, 2000.
  • Centre for Advanced Research, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Research Methodology, 1995.

Professional Activities:

  • 2018-2019 Participated in the Tilaurakot-Kapilavastu excavations, Lumbini, Nepal, Directors: Robin Coningham and Kosh Prasad Acharya.
  • 2006 Participated in the Sisupalgarh excavation, Orissa, India, Directors: R.K. Mohanty and Monica L. Smith.
  • 2006 Participated in the Wari-Bateshwar excavation, Narsingdi district, Bangladesh, Director: Mosharraf Hossain.
  • 2004 Trench Supervisor, Mahurjhari excavation (Megalithic burial site), Nagpur, India. Director: R.K. Mohanty.
  • 1998 Trench Supervisor, Isampur excavation (Acheulian site) Hunsgi Valley, Karnataka, India. Director: K. Paddayya.
  • 1996- 1998 Trench Supervisor, Balathal excavations(Chalcolithic site), Rajasthan, India. Director: V.S. Shinde.

Invited talk:

  • “Archaeological Evidence for the Planning of Early Historic Cities and their Environs in Bangladesh and their Current Preservation”. Comparative Regional Archaeological Workshop and Field Tour of the Greater Lumbini Area, Nepal, sponsored by the Lumbini Development Trust, Government of Nepal in coordination with the Department of Archaeology (Government of Nepal) and UNESCO’s Chair in Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage (Durham University, UK), 05-08 March 2020.
  • “Tracing the Routes of Buddhism from India to Southeast Asia”. International Conference on Indian Culture and Heritage in South and South-east Asia (with special reference to Indian Literature), organized by ABISY (AkhilBharatiyaItihasSankalanYojana, New Delhi and Nava NalandaMahavihara, Nalanda, Bihar, 22-23 February 2020.
  • “Archaeology of Urbanization and Globalization in Bangladesh”. Fourth Shanghai Archaeology Forum on Archaeology of Urbanization and Globalization: the Past for the Common Future of Humankind, organized by the Institute of Archaeology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences through the Shanghai Academy under the auspices of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Shanghai Municipal Government, held in Shanghai, China, 14-17 December 2019.
  • “Old Dhaka and its Heritage”. Open Heritage Week 2019, British Council Bangladesh, Dhaka, 09 December 2019.
  • “Bhitargarh: A Common Cultural Heritage of India’s Northeast and Bangladesh”. International Seminar on Looking into the Past for a Future: Shared History of India’s Northeast with Bangladesh, organized by the Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development, Guwahati and Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 08-09 November 2019.
  • “Prospects of Geoarchaeological Research in Bangladesh with Special Reference to Bhitargarh”, Geological Survey of Bangladesh Auditorium, Dhaka, on 16 October 2019.
  • “Bangladesh Archaeology with a Special Reference to Bhitargarh, Panchagarharh”. Department of History and Philosophy,North-South University, Dhaka on 15 July 2019.
  • “Riverine Routes and Religious Links in South and Southeast Asia Prior to the 4th Century CE”. 8th SSEASR (South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion) Conference on Rivers and Religion: Connecting Cultures of South and Southeast Asia (also a regional conference of IAHR), organized by the Center for Archaeological Studies, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, 13-16 June 2019.
  • “Bhitargarh Archaeological Site between the Rivers Karatoya and Tista: A Unique Place for Cultural and Eco-Tourism”. 8th SSEASR (South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion) Conference on Rivers and Religion: Connecting Cultures of South and Southeast Asia (also a regional conference of IAHR), organized by the Center for Archaeological Studies, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, 13-16 June 2019.
  • “The Cruciform Buddhist Temples of Bangladesh and its Journey to Southeast Asia”. International symposium on Ancient Maritime Cross-Cultural Exchanges of Asia organized by the Fine Arts Department, Ministry of Culture, Government of Thailand, held in the provinces of Surat Thani, Phangnga and Krabi in southern Thailand, 07-10 March 2019.
  • “Commercial Activities between Ancient Bengal and Southeast Asia”. 13th International Congress on Bengal Art 2019, organized by The International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, held in Dhaka and Bagerhat (Sundarban), 09-12 February 2019.
  • “Synergy and Joint Commitment: Technical Exchange and Cooperation in Transportation between Bangladesh and China”. International Seminar on the Nurturing of International Talents from Countries along the Belt and Road, organized by Lanzhou Jiaotong University, China, 17 September 2018.
  • “Buddhist Art Heritage of Bangladesh”. International symposium on Buddhist Art Heritage of Asia, organized by the Fine Arts Department, Ministry of Culture, Government of Thailand, held in Bangkok, 12-16 March 2018.
  • “Archaeology of Economic Interactions between Bengal and Southeast Asia”. SEASIA 2017 Conference on Unity in Diversity: Transgressive Southeast Asia, held at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 16-17 December 2017.
  • “Water, Society and Civilization at Bhitargarh Archaeological Site in Bangladesh”. Third Shanghai Archaeology Forum on Water, Society and Civilization, organized by the Institute of Archaeology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences through the Shanghai Academy and the Shanghai Municipal Government, held in Shanghai, China, 08-11 December 2017.
  • “Archaeology of Panchagarh District, Bangladesh”. Department of History, Guwahati University Guwahati, Assam, India, 23 November 2017.
  • “Archaeology of Bangladesh”. International symposium on Archaeology and Heritage Management in the Indian Subcontinent on the occasion of World Heritage Week Celebration 2017, organized by Department of Archaeology, Cotton University, Guwahati, Assam, India, 22 November 2017.
  • “Community-Based Archaeological Heritage Management and Sustainable Tourism at Bhitargarh in Bangladesh”. International Seminar on Archaeological Heritage of South Asia on the occasion of World Heritage Week 2017, organized by Directorate of Archaeology, Cultural Affairs Department, Government of Assam, held in Guwahati, Assam, India, 19-21 November 2017.
  • “Damage to South Asian Heritage Sites: Bhitargarh- A Case Study”. Heritage at Risk 2017 Workshop: Pathways to the Protection and Rehabilitation of Cultural Heritage in South Asia, organized by the Durham University UNESCO Chair in Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage, Department of Archaeology, Government of Nepal, UNESCO Kathmandu Office, ICOMOS (Nepal) and the University of Stirling, funded by the AHRC-GCRF, held in Kathmandu, Nepal, 03-07 September 2017.
  • “Communities and Micro-Heritage in Bangladesh”. Heritage at Risk 2017 Workshop: Pathways to the Protection and Rehabilitation of Cultural Heritage in South Asia, organized by the Durham University UNESCO Chair in Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage, Department of Archaeology, Government of Nepal, UNESCO Kathmandu Office, ICOMOS (Nepal) and the University of Stirling, funded by the AHRC-GCRF, held in Kathmandu, Nepal, 03-07 September 2017.
  • “Early Maritime Trade Relations between Bengal and Southeast Asia”. International Seminar on Maritime Routes and Cultural Landscapes of Thailand, organized by the Fine Arts Department, Ministry of Culture, Government of Thailand, held at Royal Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, 17 August 2017.
  • “Re-visioning the Buddhist Landscape of Bangladesh”. Symposium under the auspices of the DoshiChairship on The Indian Roots of Global Buddhism sponsored by the following institutions of UCLA: Center for India and South Asia, Department of Anthropology, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Program on Central Asia, Center for Buddhist Studies, Center for the Study of Religion, Navin and PratimaDoshi Chair for Indian Studies, held at UCLA, Los Angeles, 29 April 2017.
  • “Bhitargarh: Archaeology and Eco-tourism”. 2nd Theatre Festival organized by BhumizNatyaGosthiheld at ShilpakalaAcademy Auditorium, Panchagarh, 25 March 2016.
  • “The Religious Background of Bhitargarh, Bangladesh”. 6th SSEASR Conference organized by the South and Southeast Asian Association for Culture and Religion (SSEASR), hosted by the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, International Association for Asian Heritage and Sri Lanka Association of Buddhist Studies, 04-07 June 2015.
  • “NazrulKavyeTaronyoBhabna O TaronyerSwarup” (in Bangla). Seminar organized by the DahukSahitya Academy, held at National Press Club Conference Hall, Dhaka, 25 May 2015.
  • “Archaeology of Water Resource Management at Bhitargarh”. 11th International Congress on Bengal Art, organized by The International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, held at BRAC Centre, Dhaka and in the ship on the river Meghna at Chandpur, 07-10 February 2015.
  • “Book reviews of EnamulHaque, Paharpur alias SomapuraMahavihara: A World Cultural Heritage Sites and JulekhaHaque,Terracottas of Bengal: An Analytical Study, both are published by the International Centre for Bengal Art, Dhaka in 2014”. Presented at the 11th International Congress on Bengal Art, organized by The International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, held at BRAC Centre, Dhaka on 07 February 2015.
  • “Bhitargarh Excavation and Research 2013-2014”.Seminar Room, Department of Archaeology, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 27October 2014.
  • “Archaeology in Bangladesh: Recent Developments”. Ninth Monthly General Meeting of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 18 October 2014.
  • “Cultural and Commercial Connections between Early Historic India and Thailand”. International Seminar on Archaeology and Language and the Joint Annual Conference of Indian Archaeological Society, Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies and Indian History and Culture Society, held at Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune, India, 06-09 October 2014.
  • “KaziNazrul Islam: BichitraEkJibonShilpi” (in Bangla). Seminar organized by the DahukSahitya Academy, held at National Press Club Conference Hall, Dhaka, 16 September 2014.
  • “Geoarchaeology: Northwest Bangladesh Perspectives with special reference to Bhitargarh, Panchagarh”. Department of Geology and Mining, University of Rajshahi, 11 September 2014.
  • “Bhitargarh Walled City: An Important Site for Cultural and Eco-Tourism in Bangladesh”. KabiSufia Kamal Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka, 30 August 2014.
  • “Excavation at Bhitargarh in Bangladesh”. 22nd conference of the European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art (EASAA) held at Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm, Sweden, 30 June-04 July 2014.
  • “ULAB’s Archaeological Excavation and Research at Bhitargarh”. Seminar Room of the Department of Archaeology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 04 September 2013.
  • “Recent Excavation and Research of Bhitargarh Archaeological Site, Panchagarh”. International Seminar organized by Bangladesh National Museum to commemorate the centenary of the museum, held at KabiSufia Kamal Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka, 08-09 July 2013.
  • “Art Heritage of Ancient Bangladesh”. Seminar organized by the International Centre for Study of Bengal Art,held at Public Library Auditorium, Dhaka, 18 June 2013.
  • “Findings of Bhitargarh Excavations and Buddhist Heritage in Bangladesh”. Seminar organized by Bangladesh Heritage Foundation for celebrating 1033rd Birth Anniversary of the great son of the soil, Most Venerable Buddhist Scholar and Saint AtishaDipamkarSrijnan, held at DhammarajikaMahavihara, AtishaDipankaraSarak, Kamalapur, Dhaka, 23 February 2013.
  • “Sea and Sky Wisdom of Chittagong Mariners”. Conference on Boat Technology & Culture in Chittagong and in Bengal (Tora KonKonZabiAanrSampanat), organized by The Daily Star and af Alliance Française de Chittagong, 03-09 February 2013.
  • “Mapping Routes: A Journey of Buddhism into Southeast Asia”. International Conference on The Origin of Buddhism in Southeast Asian Peninsula: Dharma and Buddhist Archaeological Artifacts, organized by Nakhon Si ThammaratRajabhat University and BuddhadasaIndopanho Archives, Thailand, held at Nakhon Si Thammarat, 11-14 January 2013.
  • “Archaeology of Bhitargarh: Seeking Rhizomatic Network of the People Beyond State-control and Academic Dominance”. Joint Annual Conference of the Indian Archaeological Society, Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Indian History and Culture Society and National Seminar on “Archaeology and Cultural Diversity”, held at Department of Archaeology & Ancient History, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India, 22-24 November 2012.
  • “A Walking Tour of Bhitargarh: The Largest Fortified Settlement in Bangladesh”, Keynote Speech, held atKabiSufia Kamal Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka, 13 October 2012.
  • “Maritime Trade of Bengal: Seagoing Vessels Prior to Steam Locomotion”. Eighth Monthly General Meeting (2012-2013) of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 22 September 2012.
  • “Archaeology of Bhitargarh: Beyond State-Control and Academic Dominance”.4th International Congress of the Society of South Asian Archaeology (SOSAA), held at Archaeological Sciences Research Centre, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran, 15-17 April 2012.
  • “Trade and Technology of the Early Mariners of Chittagong”. The Daily Star Heritage Chatigram History Conference, held at Theatre Institute, Chittagong, 16-17 March 2012.
  • “Maritime Trade between Bengal and Southeast Asia during the Early Historic Period”. Professor Abdul Majed Khan Memorial Trust Lecture-2011, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh Auditorium, Dhaka, 25 February 2012.
  • “Archaeological Excavations at Bhitargarh in Panchagarh”. 2nd International Congress of Bengal Studies, held at University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17-20 December 2011.
  • “Archaeological Explorations and Excavations at Bhitargarh (2008-2011)”. International Seminar of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, held at Society’s Auditorium, Dhaka, 29-30 November 2011.
  • “Moated Settlements of Panchagarh District, Bangladesh”. 1st conference of the International Association of Asian Heritage, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 07-08 April 2011.
  • “A Journey to the Buddhist Archaeological Sites in Bangladesh”. SEAMEO-SPAFA (Regional Centre of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation for Archaeology and Fine Arts) in Bangkok, Thailand, 25 February 2011.
  • “Recent Archaeological Excavations of Ancient Bhitargarh in Panchagarh District”. 37th Seminar of The International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, Dhaka, 02 July 2010.
  • “Recent Archaeological Findings at Bhitargarh, Panchagarh”. Forty-One Annual Seminar of Bangladesh ItihasParishat, Department of Islamic History & Culture, University of Dhaka, held at NababNawab Ali Choudhury Senate Bhaban, University of Dhaka, 22 May 2010.
  • “Bhitargarh as a Locus of Commercial Relations between Bengal, Middle Ganga Valley, Trans-Himalayan Region, Middle Brahmaputra Valley and Beyond”. Fourteenth Annual Seminar on Cultures of the North East India: Ethnic & Archaeological Background organized by the Centre for Archaeological Studies & Training Eastern India, held at Indian Museum, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, 05-07 November 2009.
  • “Bangladesh Archaeology with Special Reference to Panchagarh”. Central Department of Nepalese History, Culture and Archaeology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, 18 July 2009.
  • “Re-examining the Origin of the Ships Depicted on the Bas Relief of the Borobudur Temple”. Third SSEASR Conference: Waters in South and Southeast Asia – Interaction of Culture and Religion, held at InstitutSeni Indonesia and Universitas Hindu Indonesia, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 03-06 June 2009.
  • “Archaeological Investigation in Panchagarh district”. National Seminar on Buddhism in Orissa & Joint Annual Conference of the Indian Archaeological Society, Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies and Indian History and Culture Society, organized by the Orissa State Museum, Orissa State Archaeology and Orissan Institute of Maritime and Southeast Asian Studies held at Department of Culture & Archaeology, Orissa State Museum, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India, 29-31 December 2008.
  • “Maritime Contact of Bengal as Gleaned from Persian Literary Sources” 2nd International Congress of Society of South Asian Archaeology, held at Islamic Azad University of Kazeroun, Shiraz, Iran, 25-29 May 2008.
  • “Recent Archaeological Investigations in Bangladesh”. Professor H.D. Sankalia Birth Centenary Seminar on Review of Recent Research and Methodological Trends in Indian Archaeology held at Department of Archaeology, Deccan College Post-Graduate & Research Institute, Pune, India, 10-12 December 2007.
  • “Archaeology of Wari-Bateshwar”.1st International Congress of Society of South Asian Archaeology (SOSAA), held at Department of History, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus, Mumbai, India, 15-18 December 2006.
  • “History of Cattagrama Port prior to the Arrival of the Portuguese”. National Seminar organized by Itihas Academy, held at Jagannath University, Dhaka on 20 January 2006.
  • “Bengal’s Contribution to the Indian Ocean Trade of the Early Historic Period”. Join Conference of Place Names Society of India, Eapigraphical Society of India, Indian Archaeological Society, Indian History and Culture Society and Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, organized by M.H. Krishna Institute of Indology, Bangalore and Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Karnataka, held at Central College Campus, Bangalore, India, 15-18 December 2005.
  • “The Role of Bengal in the Indian Ocean Trade Network (in absentia). Seventh National Conference on Marine Archaeology of Indian Ocean Countries, organized by the Society for Marine Archaeology, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India, 06-07 October 2005.
  • “Early Historic Maritime Trade in Bengal: A Query into Seagoing Means of Transportation”. European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art (EASAA) Conference, held at British Museum, London, UK, 04-09 July 2005.
  • “Who Were Our Ancestors?” 37th Bengal Studies Conference, held at Stamford University, Dhaka, 04-06 January 2005.
  • “Evolution of Early Historic Maritime Trade Network: The Role of ‘Bengal’”. National Seminar on Archaeology of Early Historic South Asia, organized by the Centre for Archaeological Studies & Training Eastern India, Kolkata, India, 05-07 November 2004.
  • “Examining Possible Existence of a Maritime Port at Kotalipada”. Hosne Ara BegamSmarak Seminar on Bangladesh: Itihas O PratnatattvaCharcha, organized by Bangladesh ItihasSamiti, Department of History and the Department of Archaeology, Jahangirnagar University, held at Seminar Hall, Central Auditorium, Jahangirnagar University, 05 October 2004.
  • “PrachinBanglarSamudrikBanijyerPramanikUpadanHisebe Borobudur Frieze SamuherPunarmulyayan” (in Bangla). National Seminar on SampratikPratnacharcha, organized by the Department of Archaeology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and Bangladesh ItihasParishat, Department of Islamic History & Culture, University of Dhaka, held at Lalbagh Fort, Dhaka, 28 May 2004.
  • “Tome PireserBangaliBanik” (in Bangla). National Seminar of Bangladesh ItihasParishat, Department of Islamic History & Culture, University of Dhaka, held at Conference Hall of the Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka, 16 April 2004.
  • “Early Maritime Trade Network of Bengal”. Thirty-Fifth Bengal Studies Conference, held at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA, 18-20 May 2001.
  • “The Ancient Port of Samandar: An Important Centre of Maritime Activities Shrouded in Mystery”. Thirty-Fourth Bengal Studies Conference at the Threshold of the 21st Century, held at Gruenhagen Conference Centre, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 05-07 May 2000.
  • “Wari-Bateshwar: An Important Centre of Maritime Activities in Ancient Bengal”. Third International Congress on Bengal Art, organized by The International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, held at Rajshahi, Bogra and Dhaka, 16-20 February 1999.
  • “Isa KhanerAmalerSthapatyaKirti” (with HabibaKhatun, in Bangla). National Seminar of Bangladesh ItihasParishat, Department of Islamic History & Culture, University of Dhaka, held at Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka, 02-03 February 1999.
  • “Gazir Pat”. National Seminar of Bangladesh ItihasParishat, Department of Islamic History & Culture, University of Dhaka, held at Islamic University, Kushtia, 05-07 July 1996.
  • “BrihattarDinajpurJelar Proscenium BhittikNatyacharcha” (with Syed Jamil Ahmed, in Bangla), National Seminar of Bangladesh ItihasSamiti, Department of History, University of Dhaka, held at Dinajpur Town Hall, 01-03 December 1994.

Professional Memberships:

  • Life Member, Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Pune, India.
  • Life Member, Indian Archaeological Society, New Delhi, India
  • Life Member, Society of South Asian Archaeology, Pune, India
  • Life Member and Vice President (South Asia), South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion, New Delhi, India
    Member, International Association for Asian Heritage, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Life Member, PaschimBangaItihasSamsad, West Bengal, India
  • Life Member, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka
  • Life Member, Bangla Academy, Dhaka
  • Life Member, Bangladesh ItihasParishat, Department of Islamic History & Culture, University of Dhaka.
  • Life Member, Islamic Arts Foundation, Dhaka.
  • Founder Trustee and Director, Centre for Heritage Studies (CenHerSt), Dinajpur.
  • Founder Member and Secretary General, Bangladesh Society for the Study of Culture and Religion (BSSCR).
  • Founder Member, Bhitargarh Promotional Society, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Member, Dhaka Padatik, a community theatre company based in Dhaka.

Technical Skills:

  • Remote Sensing in Archaeology.
  • Microsoft Office application.
  • Internet browsing.
  • Google Classroom, meet and zoom.

Miscellaneous:

Traveled Bhutan, China, England, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, United States of America –– where I have explored archaeological sites, studied museum collections, delivered lectures, attended seminars, workshops, conferences

 

 

Publications

Books

Excavating Waves and Winds of (Ex)change: A Study of Maritime Trade in Early Bengal. Oxford: John and Erica Hedges Ltd.

Cumulative Index to the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh: 1956-2005. Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.

Isa Khan: Samakalin Itihas (in Bengali, jointly written with Professor Habiba Khatun). Dhaka: Bangshai.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne (2006), Excavating Waves and Winds of (Ex)change: A Study of Maritime Trade in Early Bengal. BAR International Series 1533. Oxford: John and Erica Hedges Ltd. for British Archaeological Reports.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne (2000), Isa Khan: SamakalinItihas (with HabibaKhatun in Bangla), Dhaka: Bangshai.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne (2019)    Abstracts of the 8th SSSEASR Conference “Rivers and Religion: Connecting Cultures of South and Southeast Asia”, organized by the Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS), University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), 13-16 June 2019. Dhaka: Nymphea Publication.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne (2009)    Abhijñān: Studies in South Asian Archaeology and Art History of Artefacts – Felicitating A.K.M. Zakariah. BAR International Series 1974. Oxford: John and Erica Hedges Ltd. for British Archaeological Reports.

Journal Articles

Maritime Trade between Thailand and Bengal. Journal of Fine Arts (Chiang Mai University, Thailand), 3(2), 205-228. 

Archaeological Explorations and Excavations at Bhitargarh (2008-2011). Diamond Jubilee Volume of the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Harun or Rashid Ed, Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh), 50, 449-482.

Archaeology of Wari-Bateshwar. Ancient Asia (A journal of the Society of South Asian Archaeology, Pune), 2, 135-146.

Rouletted Ware Links South and Southeast Asia through Maritime Trade. SPAFA Journal (A Publication of the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts, Bangkok), 20(3), 5-16.                Rouletted Ware Links South and Southeast Asia through Maritime Trade. SPAFA Journal (A Publication of

Archaeological Investigations at Bhitargarh in Panchagarh District. Journal of Bengal Art (The International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, Dhaka), Vo. 15, pp. 173-200.

Borobudur Jāhāj Ebaṁ Dakșin Asīa Sāmudrik Jogājog: Samikshā (in Bengali). Islami Shilpakala (Dhaka), 1, 136-146.

Narrating State in Early Historic Bengal, Man and Environment (Journal of the Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Pune), XXXIII (I), 106-115.

Borobudur Jāhāj: Punarbiśleșan O Matadvaitatā Nirasan (in Bengali). Bāngladesh Asiatic Society Patrikā (Dhaka), 26, (1), 57-73. 

The ‘Bengalee Merchants’ of Tome Pires. Itihas Samokalin Oitihasikder Kalome ... 06 (Samina Sultana Ed. Dhaka), 129-135..

The Port of Tāmralipti in Early Bengal. Journal of the Indian Ocean Archaeology (New Delhi), 2, 115-135.

Chapters

Prehistoric Archaeology in Bangladesh: An Overview. A Companion to South Asia in the Past, Gwen Robbins Schug and Subhash R. Walimbe (Ed.), pp. 401-411, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Maritime Trade of Bengal as Gleaned from Persian Literary Sources. India and Iran: Our Cultural Legacy of the Past, Mohammad Nazrul Bari (Ed.), Pune: Department of History, AKI’s Poona College of Arts Science.

Sonargaon: A Medieval Port City in Bangladesh. Urbanity and Economy: The Pre modern Dynamics in Eastern India, Ratnabali Chatterjee (Ed.), pp. 143-156. Kolkata: Setu Prakashani.

Bhitargarh: A Ruined City of Prthu Rājā in Ancient Kāmrūpa. 50 Years after Daojali Hading: Emerging Perspectives in the Archaeology of Northeast India (Essays in Honour of Tarun Chandra Sharma), Tiatoshi Jamir and Manjil Hazarika (Eds.), Chapter 21, pp. 212-227. New Delhi: Research India Press.

An Early Northwest Indian Decorated Bronze Bowl from Khao Sam Kaeo (jointly written with Professor Ian C. Glover). Before Siam: essays in Art and Archaeology, Nicolas Revire and Stephen A. Murphy (Eds.), pp. 90-97. Bangkok: River Books and The Siam Society.

Bhitargarh: The Largest Fortified Settlement in Bangladesh. Celebration of One Thousand & Thirty-Three Birth Anniversary of Atiśa Dipaṃkar Śrījñāna, pp. 7-31, Dhaka: Bangladesh Heritage Foundation.

Archaeology of the Birthplace of Atiśa Dipaṃkar Śrījñāna. Celebration of One Thousand & Thirty-Three Birth Anniversary of Atiśa Dipaṃkar Śrījñāna, pp. 32-34, Dhaka: Bangladesh Heritage Foundation.

Archaeology of Bhitargarh Fortified Site in Panchagarh District, Bangladesh. Multifaceted Studies in South Asian Archaeology: ARPITAM (Festschrift for Professor  Vidula Jayaswal), S. Rama Krishna Pisipaty (Ed.), pp. 65-72, Oxford: BAR International Series 2361.

Bangladesher Sarba Brihat Durganagari “Bhitargarh”, Pratna-Itihas O Silpa Charcha, Rajib Banu (Ed.), pp. 76-79, Kolkata-Banglar Suratattva

Bhitargarh: The Largest Fortified Settlement in Bangladesh. Nazimuddin Ahmed Commemoration Volume 2010-2011, Syed Mahmudul Hasan (Ed.), pp. 340-372. Dhaka: Islamic Arts Organization Bangladesh.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne (2019), Passion for the Past: A.K.M.Zakariah: The Grand Old Man of Archaeology in Bangladesh. The Daily Star, 07 October 2019, p. 12.https://www.thedailystar.net/in-focus/news/passion-the-past-1810303

Jahan, ShahnajHusne (2019), Communities and Micro-Heritage in Bhitargarh, Bangladesh: A Case Study. In: Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Protection and Community Engagement in South Asia, Robin Coningham and Nick Lewer (Eds), Chapter 2, pp. 17-30. Singapore: Palgrave Pivot. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6237-8_2

Jahan, ShahnajHusne (2018), Bangladesh: Archaeological Cultures - An Overview of Pre-Literate Phase. In: History of Bangladesh: Early Bengal in Regional Perspectives (up to c. 1200 CE), Abdul Momin Chowdhury and RanabirChakravarti (Eds), Vol. 1, Chapter 3.2, pp. 80-94. Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne (2018), Bhitargarh. In: History of Bangladesh: Early Bengal in Regional Perspectives (up to c. 1200 CE), Abdul Momin Chowdhury and RanabirChakravarti (Eds), Vol. 1, Chapter 5.2, pp. 144-166. Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne (2018), Merchant Community and the State in Bengal during the Late Medieval Period. In: A.B.M.Habibullah Commemoration Volume, A.F.Salahuddin Ahmed, Sufia Ahmed, Anisuzzaman, Abdul MatinSarker, Md. TawfiqulHaider and EnamulHaque (Eds), Chapter 34, pp. 417-442, Dhaka: National Committee for ABM Habibullah Birth Centenary Celebration-2012.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2017), Buddhism in Ancient Bangladesh. ICON (Journal of Archaeology and Culture, Delhi) 4: 141-146.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2016), Prehistoric Archaeology in Bangladesh: An Overview. In: A Companion to South Asia in the Past, Gwen Robbins Schug and Subhash R. Walimbe (Eds), Chapter 25, pp. 401-411, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119055280.ch25

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2016), Rouletted Ware Confirms Maritime Trade between South and Southeast Asia. In: India and Southeast Asia: Archaeology, Art, Culture & Religion (Felicitation Volume in Honour of Professor SachchidanandSahai), C.P. Sinha (Ed), Vol. II, Chapter 38, pp. 304-310. New Delhi: Kaveri Book Service.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2016), Archaeology of Buddhism in Bangladesh Prior to the 13th Century. Saptaparni (Bouddha Dharma Kalyan Trust Annual Journal, Dhaka): 99-104.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2015), Ships and Shipbuilding in Bengal as Gleaned from Mangalakavya Corpus. In: Recent Researches on Indus Civilization and Maritime Archaeology in India (Essays Dedicated to Late Dr. S.R. Rao, The Father of Maritime Archaeology),Proceedings of the Eighth Indian Conference on Maritime Archaeology of Indian Ocean Countries, 01-02 July 2013, A.S. Gaur and Sundaresh (Eds), Chapter 14, pp. 158-167. Delhi: Agam Kala Prakashan.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2015), Maritime Trade of Bengal as Gleaned from Persian Literary Sources. In: Enduring Civilizational Encounter: A Study of Indo-Iranian Relations, Mohammad Nazrul Bari (Ed), Chapter 10, pp. 131-140. New Delhi: Manak Publications Pvt. Ltd.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2014), Sonargaon: A Medieval Port City in Bangladesh. In: Urbanity and Economy: The Pre modern Dynamics in Eastern India, Ratnabali Chatterjee (Ed), Chapter 11, pp. 143-156. Kolkata: SetuPrakashani.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2014), Bhitargarh: A Ruined City of Prithu Raja in AncientKamrupa. In: 50 Years after DaojaliHading: Emerging Perspectives in the Archaeology of Northeast India (Essays in Honour of Tarun Chandra Sharma), Tiatoshi Jamir and Manjil Hazarika (Eds), Chapter 34, pp. 394-409. New Delhi: Research India Press.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2014), An Early Northwest Indian Decorated Bronze Bowl from Khao Sam Kaeo(with Ian C. Glover). In: Before Siam: Essays in Art and Archaeology, Nicolas Revire and Stephen A. Murphy (Eds), Chapter 3, pp. 90-97. Bangkok: River Books and The Siam Society.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2014), Bhitargarh: BangladesherParjatanShilpeEkNatunSangjojan (in Bangla). Kotiborso (Dinajpur) 1: 40-42.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2013), Bhitargarh: The Largest Fortified Settlement in Bangladesh. In: Celebration of One Thousand & Thirty Three Birth Anniversary of AtishaDipankaraSrijanan, HasnaJasimuddinMoudud (Ed), Chapter 2, pp. 07-31, Dhaka: Bangladesh Heritage Foundation.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2013), Archaeology of the Birthplace ofAtishaDipankaraSrijanan. In: Celebration of One Thousand & Thirty Three Birth Anniversary of AtishaDipankaraSrijanan, HasnaJasimuddinMoudud (Ed), Chapter 3, pp. 32-34, Dhaka: Bangladesh Heritage Foundation.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2012), Archaeology of Bhitargarh Fortified Site in Panchagarh District, Bangladesh. In: Multifaceted Studies in South Asian Archaeology: ARPITAM (Festschrift for Professor VidulaJayaswal), S. Rama Krishna Pisipaty (Ed), Chapter 12, pp. 65-72, BAR International Series 2361. Oxford: Archaeopress for British Archaeological Reports.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2012), BangladesherSarvabrihatDurganagari “Bhitargarh” (in Bangla). In: Pratna-Itihas O SilpaCharcha, RajibBanu (Ed), pp. 76-79, Kolkata: BanglarPuratattva.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2012), Maritime Trade between Thailand and Bengal. Journal of Fine Arts (Chiang Mai University, Thailand) 3(2): 205-228.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2011), Archaeological Explorations and Excavations at Bhitargarh (2008-2011). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities, Dhaka) 56 (1-2: Diamond Jubilee Volume): 449-482.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2011), Bhitargarh: The Largest Fortified Settlement in Bangladesh. In: Nazimuddin Ahmed Commemoration Volume 2010-2011, Syed Mahmudul Hasan (Ed), pp. 340-372. Dhaka: Islamic Arts Organization Bangladesh.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2010), Merchant Community and the State in Bengal during the Gupta Era. In: Archaeology of the Ganga Basin: Paradigm Shift, VibhaTripathi and PrabhakarUpadhyay (Eds), Vol. II, pp. 407-420. Delhi: Sharada Publishing House.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2010), Archaeology of Wari-Bateshwar. Ancient Asia(online Journal of the Society of South Asian Archaeology) 2: 135-146.
https://www.ancient-asia-journal.com/articles/10.5334/aa.10210/

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2010), Rouletted Ware Links South and Southeast Asia through Maritime Trade. SPAFA Journal (publication of the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts, Bangkok) 20 (3): 5-16.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2010), Archaeological Investigations at Bhitargarh in Panchagarh District. Journal of Bengal Art (The International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, Dhaka) 15: 173-200.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2010), Early Historic Maritime Trade in Bengal: A Query into Seagoing Means of Transportation. Pragdhara(Journal of the U.P. State Archaeology Department, Lucknow) 19 (2008-2009): 59-73.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2009), Recent Archaeological Investigations in Bangladesh. In: Recent Research Trends in South Asian Archaeology (Proceedings of the Professor H.D. Sankalia Birth Centenary Seminar, 10-12 December 2007), K. Paddayya, P.P. Joglekar, Kishor K. Basa and ReshmaSawant (Eds), pp. 333-347. Pune: Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2009), Re-Visioning the State Apparatus in Samatata (mid-7th to mid-11th Century AD). In: Prajnadhara: Essays on Asian Art, History, Epigraphy and Culture in Honour of Gouriswar Bhattacharya,Gerd J.R. Mevissen and Arundhati Banerji (Eds), Vol. II, pp. 331-351. New Delhi: Kaveri Books.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2009), Borobudur JahajEbangDakshin-Asia SamudrikJogajoga: Samiksha (in Bangla). IslamiShilpakala (Dhaka) 1: 136-146.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2009), Dhamrai Metal Craft. Culture Craft (Magazine, Dhaka), April-May Issue: 39-43.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2008), Bengal and the Indian Ocean Maritime Trade Network during the Early Historic Period. In: Archaeology of Early Historic South Asia, GautamSengupta and Sharmi Chakraborty (Eds), pp. 557-586. New Delhi: Pragati Publications in collaboration with Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training Eastern India.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2008), Narrating State in Early Historic Bengal. Man and Environment (Journal of the Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Pune) XXXIII (I): 106-115.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2008), Borobudur Jahaj: Punarbishleshan O MatadvaitataNirasan (in Bangla). Bangladesh Asiatic Society Patrika (Dhaka) 26 (1): 57-73.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2008), Stages of State Formation: Ancient Period. In: State and Culture (Cultural Survey of Bangladesh Series-3), EmajuddinAhamed and Harun-or-Rashid (Eds), Chapter 1, pp. 1-37 (in English) and pp. 1-38 (in Bangla). Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2007), History of CattagramaPort. In: Kalhar (White Water-Lily): Studies in Art, Iconography, Architecture, and Archaeology of India and Bangladesh (Professor EnamulHaque Felicitation Volume), Gouriswar Bhattacharya, Gerd J.R.Mevissen, MallarMitra and Sutapa Sinha (Eds), Chapter 4, pp. 19-31. New Delhi: Kaveri Books.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2007), The ‘Bengalee Merchants’ of Tome Pires. In: ItihasSamokalinOitihasikderKalome ... 06 (collection of articles presented at the seminar of History, 06), Samina Sultana (Ed), pp. 129-135. Dhaka: Departments of History and Islamic History & Culture, Jagannath University.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2006), Re-examining ‘Borobudur Ships’ as Evidence of Maritime Contact with South Asia. In Vanamala: Festschrift A.J. Gail, Gerd J.R. Mevissen& Klaus Bruhn (Eds), pp. 78-86. Berlin: WEILDER Buchverlag.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne (2006), Bengal’s Participation in the Indian Ocean Trade: Early Historic Period. In: Glimpses of Marine Archaeology in India: Proceedings of the Seventh Indian Conference on Marine Archaeology of Indian Ocean Countries, 06-07 October 2005, A.S. Gaur and K.H. Vora (Eds), pp. 49-64. Goa: Society for Marine Archaeology, National Institute of Oceanography.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2006), Gazir Pat: UpasthapanaRiti, ChitrankanShaili O Utsa (in Bangla). In: BangladesherLok-Oitijha (Folk-Tradition of Bangladesh), Shamsuzzaman Khan (Ed), Vol. 1, pp. 171-191. Dhaka: Bangla Academy.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2005), The Port of Tamralipti in Early Bengal. Journal of the Indian Ocean Archaeology (New Delhi) 2: 115-135.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2005), The Operative Milieu of Merchants and the Role of the State in Gupta Bengal.Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities, Dhaka) 50(1-2: Golden Jubilee Volume): 197-217.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2005), The Role of the State in the Maritime Trade of Early Historic Bengal. Man and Environment (Journal of the Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Pune)XXX(2): 74-82.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2004), Of Gangê and Gangabandar: Location of the Port and Condition of the Harbour. Man and Environment (Journal of the Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Pune) XXIX(2): 90-101.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2004), Location of the Port of Tamralipti and Condition of the Harbour. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities, Dhaka) 49(2): 199-219.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2003), Examining Possible Existence of a Maritime Port atKotalipada. Journal of Bengal Art (The International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, Dhaka) 8: 251-263.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2002), Early Maritime Trade Network of Bengal. Man and Environment (Journal of the Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Pune) XXVII(1): 127-138.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2001), Wari-Bateshwar: An Important Centre of Maritime Activities in Ancient Bengal. In: Excavation at Wari Bateshwar: A Preliminary Study, EnamulHaque (Ed), pp. 67-72. Dhaka: The International Centre for Study of Bengal Art.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(2000), Samandar: An Important Centre for Maritime Activities in Bengal. Journal of Bengal Art (The International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, Dhaka) 5: 223-243.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(1999), Wari-Bateshwar: An Important Centre of Maritime Activities in Ancient Bengal. Journal of Bengal Art (The International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, Dhaka) 4: 207-216.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(1999), Madhi Mosque: Half-Forgotten Remnant of Medieval Delhi. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh(Humanities, Dhaka) 44(2): 50-60.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(1999), Dakshinatye Muslim ChitrakalarBikash (in Bangla). Shilpakala(Bangla Journal of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka) 19(1): 37-55.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(1997), Gazir Pat: UpasthapanaRiti, ChitrankanShaili O Utsa (in Bangla). Bangladesh Asiatic Society Patrika(Dhaka) 15(1): 17-40. Translated in Japanese in 2003: “Bangladesh no e-gatarigaziruEpoto e-gatarino hoho to eno gihoSashitekigennitsuite”. EtokiKenkyukai(Tokyo) 17: 1-31.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(1996), Nine-domed Mosques in Bangladesh. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities, Dhaka) 41(2): 315-329.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(1996), RajshahiJelarPratnasampad: DurgapurerKatipayAprakashita Masjid (in Bangla). Pratnatattva(Journal of Archaeology Department, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka) 3: 51-63.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(1996), Satgachia, Manohar O Shatgambuj: PratnatattvikKhananerAlokeTulanamulakParyalochana (in Bangla). Itihas(Journal of Bangladesh ItihasParishat, Department of Islamic History & Culture, University of Dhaka) 28(1-3): 16-34.

Jahan, ShahnajHusne(1996), Dinajpure Proscenium BhittikNatyacharcha (with Syed Jamil Ahmed) in Bangla). In: Dinajpur: Itihas O Aitijha, Sharif Uddin Ahmed (Ed), pp. 345-365, Dhaka: Bangladesh ItihasSamiti, Department of History, University of Dhaka.

Newspaper & Magazines

Bhitargarh: Bangladesher Sarba Brihat Durganagari. Orbak, Drabir Saikat (Ed.), pp. 112-116, Dhaka.

Dhamrai Metal Craft. Culture Craft, April-May issue, pp. 39-43, Dhaka.

Archaeology of Wari-Bateshwar. Dotara (Dhaka), p. 3, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

Ostād Kāmāluddin Bihzād (in Bengali). Smaranikā ’96, Abdul Awal Howlader (Ed.), pp. 47-48, Dhaka: Allumni Association, Department of Islamic History & Culture, University of Dhaka.

Conference Proceedings

Early Historic Maritime Trade in Bengal: A Query into Seagoing Means of Transportation. Prāgdhārā ( Jounal of the U.P. State Archaeology Department 2008-2009, No. 19 (Allahabad). Proceedings of the South Asian Archaeology Conference, London.

Recent Archaeological Investigations in Bangladesh. Recent Research Trends in South Asian Archaeology: Proceedings of the Professor H.D. Sankalia Birth Centenary Seminar (10-12 December 2007), K. Paddayya, P.P. Joglekar, Kishor K. Basa and Reshma Sawant (Eds.), pp. 333-347. Pune: Deccan College Pos

Bengal's Participation in the Indian Ocean Trade: Early Historic Period. Glimpses of Marine Archaeology in India: Proceedings of the Seventh Indian Conference on Marine Archaeology of Indian Ocean Countries, 6-7 October 2005, A.S. Gaur and K.H. Vora (Eds.), pp. 49-64. Goa: Society for Marine Archaeo

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