Fakrul Alam

Fakrul Alam is Director, Sheikh Mujib Research Institute for Peace and Liberty and UGC Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka. He received the Bangla Academy Puroshkar (Literature Award) for Translation in 2013. His publications include Bharati Mukherjee (Boston, Twayne Publishers, 1995); Jibanananda Das: Selected Poems (UPL, 1999); South Asian Writers in English (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2006); Imperial Entanglements and Literature in English (writer’s ink: Dhaka, 2007); and The Essential Tagore (Harvard UP, 2011; with Radha Chakravarty). Other works include translations of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Unfinished Memoirs (Dhaka: UPL, New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2012) and Prison Diaries (Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2016), and Ocean of Sorrow, a translation of the late nineteenth century Bengali epic narrative, Bishad Sindhu (Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2017). Among his most recent publications are the collection of essays Once More into the Past, (Dhaka: Daily Star Books, 2020), a translation of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s New China (Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2021) and Reading Literature in English and English Studies in Bangladesh: Postcolonial Perspectives (Dhaka: writers.ink: 2021). Forthcoming works include a selection of translations of Rabindranath’s song-lyrics from Tagore’s Gitabitan.

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