A. Z. M. Iftikhar-ul-Awwal
|Region of Interest|
|Primary Country of Residence|
Department of History, University of Dhaka
|Countries of Specialization|
Bengal (under colonial British India), Bangladesh
Ph.D. in Modern South Asian History; January,1979
M.A. in South Asian History; 1972
B.A. (Honours) in History; 1971
Higher Secondary Certificate (H.S.C); 1968
Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C.); 1966
Distinctions Conferred Upon:
 Talent Scholarship on the basis of S.S.C Results in 1966
 Modern South Asian history mainly concentrating on economic condition and industrial development of Bengal (under colonial British India/ British Raj)
 History of Bengal/ Bangladesh since the coming of the Europeans
 The Industrial Development of Bengal, 1900-1939
 Photographic Album of Old Dhaka (আলোকচিত্রে সেকালের ঢাকা / Ālokacitre sekālera Ḍhākā)
 ঐতিহাসিক ঢাকা মহানগরী: বিবর্তন ও সম্ভাবনা (Aitihāsika Ḍhākā mahānagarī, bibartana o sambhābanā)
About the book: The book was edited by the Director General (2002-2004) of Bangladesh National Museum- Professor Dr. A. Z. M. Iftikhar-ul-Awwal in 2003. The book consists of 55 essays that eruditely analyses the past, present and future of Dhaka city. These essays were presented on a symposium that took place from 7th November to 13th November, 1989 at the Bangladesh National Museum. The essays were written by renowned academics, researchers, artists and authors of Bangladesh. The book is written in Bengali. Translated title of the book:- 'Historical City of Dhaka: Evolution and Prospects'
 'Government and Business Attitudes towards Labour Welfare in Bengal: The Maternity Benefit Question, 1919-1947',
 'State of Indigenous Industries'
 'State and Industry'
 Bangladesh (Research on Japan in Bangladesh: A Report on its Current Status & Trend) (co-authored with K.M. Mohsin)
. 'Cotton Textiles in Bengal Economy, 1900-1947'
 'Life Sketches: Lieutenant-Governors, Governors and Presidents'
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:
 'Supply of Labour to Bengal Tea Industry, 1900-1939',
 'Genesis and Operation of the Bengal State Aid to Industries Act, 1931'
 'The Activities of the Bengal Home Industries Association, 1917-1940',
 'The Problem of Middle Class Educated Unemployment in Bengal, 1920-1942',
 'The Indian Mines Maternity Benefit Question, 1919-1947',
 'The Working of Voluntary Maternity Benefit Schemes in Indian Mines, 1921-1942',
 'Murder in the District of Bakarganj in the late Nineteenth Century',
 'The State and Industry in Bengal, c. 1880-1942',
 'Anti-Dacoity Drive in Mid-Nineteenth Century Bengal',
 'Extent and Nature of Dacoity in Bengal Countryside, 1837-1863',
. 'Book Review: Lectures on Modern Economic History, 1926-1994. Nakamura Takafusa.
 'Investigating metal casting: A new book focuses light on metal casting industry, threatened with extinction'
 'Heritage Management in Bangladesh: An Appraisal'
 'ভাষা আন্দোলনের ৫০ বছর' (Translated title: '50 Years of Language Movement')
 'বাংলাদেশ সাংস্কৃতিক প্রতিনিধিদলের চীন সফর' (Translated title: ‘Visit of Bangladesh Cultural Delegation to China’),
 'Study Tour: Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, 2007'
 'US attitude towards Bangladesh',
 'For a police reforms commission',
 'SOFA, HANA and our government',
 'How we should deal with the push in',
 'Public Safety Act: A Superfluous Adjunct',
 'Gas Export: Boon or Bane?'
 'When will the border tension pass?'
 'Is Special Security Bill necessary',
 'Gas Export: Is it a viable option',
 'Defiant Unocal and energy policy of the Government',
 'Pervasive Corruption: Time to introspect',
 'Administrative reshuffle and the noise', published in The Independent (Bangladesh), August 31, 2001.
 'Rhetoric and Performance: An appraisal of Awami 'no-hartal' pledge',
 'The crime index of the last decade',
 'Anatomy of AL political debacle',
 'Our Cultural Heritage & Museums'
 'Dhaka, the Capital of Islamic Culture',
 'Hasina's India visit: an inequitable deal',
 'The industrial development of Bengal 1900-1939 : an examination of the economic features of an underdeveloped area',
Bengal, colonial, British India, economy, economic history, Bangladesh, History, British Raj,