Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Heritage publishes its first quarterly journal

Arts & Entertainment

Heritage, an archive of Bangladeshi history, published its first issue of quarterly journal Sthaniya Itihash (Local History) at the hall of Shahidullah Arts Building, Rajshahi University (RU) recently.

Noted historian and former Chairman of History Department, Dhaka University, Professor Muntasir Mamun, attended the publication ceremony as the chief guest.

Professor Emeritus, RU, Dr ABM Hossain along with Professor SM Latif and Professor Nurul Hossain Chowdhury spoke at the programme well attended by intellectuals and history students.

Professor Atful Hye Shibli, former Pro Vice-Chancellor chaired the event.

Professor Abul Kashem, History Department, RU edited the journal that includes 15 essays focusing the local histories of different areas in the country.

The archive was founded in July last year by Dr M Mahbubur Rahman, an RU history teacher to document the history and traditions of Bangladesh as well as to facilitate researchers.

Professor Muntasir Mamun in his speech said, "The study of history deserves much attention. Without delving into history, the origins of a nation will remain in shadows."

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