Thursday, 3 December 2020

Asiatic Society of Bangladesh


Asiatic Society of Bangladesh is a non-political and non-profit research organization. The Asiatic Society of Pakistan was established in 1952 . When Bangladesh became independent in 1972, its name was changed to Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Mr. Ahmed Hasan Dani , a world renowned Indian Archaeologist and Archaeologist played a pivotal role in the establishment of this institution . Others among the founders are: Mr. Mohammad ShahidullahABM HabibullahAbdul Halim, and many more. The founders wanted it to serve as a research institute specifically for Asia.


On 15 January 184 , then Calcutta High Court Judge Sir William Jones established an organization called The Asiatic Society to study the people and nature of Asia . He envisioned the establishment of an association to conduct systematic research on Asia in general and South Asia in particular, and Jones' proposal to establish a regular body for the study of Oriental Studies received strong support from other Fort William colleagues. 1784 On January 15Thirty like-minded European personalities met in a meeting of the Grand Jury of the Calcutta Supreme Court and accepted Jones' proposal to establish an Asiatic Society. The organization was named The Asiatic Society and was elected the first president of William Jones. 

The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain was founded in 1829. It had a branch in Bombay called the 'Royal Asiatic Society of Bombay ' . The Asiatic Society was established in Sri Lanka , Malaysia , Tokyo , America (under different names Oriental Academy) and later in Pakistan (in 1952). After the independence of Bangladesh in 1972 it was renamed as Bangladesh Asiatic Society .


The organization is registered with the NGO Bureau of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh and under the Social Law in 184 AD . As a reputed organization in Bangladesh, it is governed by an 18-member council, which is elected by the members. The term of this council is 2 years. The General Secretary and the Editor-General manage the day-to-day affairs, but the Council plays a role in any policy-making decision. The council meets once a month. All staff in the office and members of the council acted against the honor.

Published book 

Sharif Uddin Ahmed (Chief Editor), Editor (2012). 400 years and later in the capital Dhaka . Dhaka : Bangladesh Asiatic Society. ISBN  978-984-512-014-2 .

This article is incomplete . 

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