Dr. Md. S. N. Rahman

History Department

Designation: Associate Professor

Qualifications:

M.A. (Cal.), Ph. D. (Cal.)

Areas of Interests/ Specializations:     

Medieval Indian History, Islamic History and Culture, Sufism, History of Northeast India, etc.

Experience:  

34 years in researches and 21 years in P. G. teachings.

Awards:

  • Obtained Gold Medal in the M.A. Examination from the University of Calcutta in 1982.

Ph. D. Awarded/ Supervised:

Ph.D. degree awarded: 2 Nos.
1. Ms.Suparna Chakraborty (2015), “Murshidabad under the Nawabs of Bengal.” 
2. Mr. Amiruzzaman Sheikh (2015), “Koch Behar in the 16th Century – A Socio-cultural Study”.
M. Phil. degree awarded: 2 Nos.
1. Kimneilhing Haokip, (2013), “Portuguese Trade in Medieval Bengal”. 
2. Ankita Borgohain (2018), “Socio-Religious Practices of the Ahoms”.
M.Phil. dissertation submitted: 1 No. 
1. Rima Sarkar, (2019) “Economy of Koch Behar (16th-18th Century)”.
Ph.D. Ongoing: 4 Nos.
M.Phil. Ongoing: 1 No.

Administrative responsibilities undertaken: (if any)

  • *Secretary (2010-2011), Umshing Campus University Teachers’ Consumer Cooperative Society Limited, Umshing, NEHU Campus, Shillong - 793022.
  • *Treasurer (2010-2011), North-Eastern Hill University Teachers’ Association (NEHUTA).
  • *General Secretary (2013-2014 and 2017-2018), North-Eastern Hill University Teachers’ Association (NEHUTA).
  • *Member, Indian Historical Record Committee, New Delhi, Government of India.
  • Executive Member, Meghalaya State Wakf Board, Shillong, Government of Meghalaya.

Academic affiliations: 

  • Member, Asiatic Society, Kolkata
  • Member, Indian History Congress,
  • Life Member, North East India History Association
  • Life Member, Institute of North East Studies, Kolkata
  • Member, Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad
  • Collaboration with Allama Rumi Society Bangladesh

Research Projects

  • Completed a project on ‘Religion and Society in Barak-Surma Valley (16th-18th Century)’ Under UGC-SAP-DSA II.

Publications

Two Books and a number of research papers published in Journals, books, proceedings Volumes on inter-community relations, Syncretism, Islam, Sufism, etc. at home and abroad.

Books:

  1. Hindu-Muslim Relations in Mughal Bengal, Progressive Publishers, Kolkata, 2001.
  2. Jalaluddin Ahmad Sambardhana Sankalan (edited in Bengali), Natun Gati, Kolkata, 1996. 

Select Research Papers:

  • *‘Universal and Syncretic Approaches of Sufism’ in Prasanta Mandal and Anjona Chattopadhyay (eds.), Murmurs of History, Progressive Publishers, Kolkata, ISBN October, 1918, pp.465-479.
  • *‘Religious and Cultural Syncretism in Medieval Bengal’, ISSN, 0972-8406, The NEHU Journal, Vol. XVI, No. 1, Jan-June 2018, pp.51-77.
  • *‘The Mughals in Bengali Literature during Colonial Period’, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, 77th session, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, 2016, published in 2017, ISSN 2249-1937, pp.683-691.
  • *‘Problems of Studying Hindu-Muslim Relations in Pre-Colonial and Colonial India’ in Ranjit Sen, Anjona Chattopadhyay and Mrinal Kanti Mali (eds.), Challenges in Indian History Pre-Modern to Post Modern, Rupali, Kolkata, 2017, ISBN no. 9789381669129.
  • ‘Imperial Power in the Periphery: The Mughals as Reflected in Medieval Bengali Literature’, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, 76th session, University of Gaur Banga, Malda, 2015, published in 2016, ISSN 2249-1937, pp.271-278.
  • ‘Vaishnavite Muslim Poets in Bengal’, Seva, Annual journal of Shillong Centre, Bharat Sevashram Sangha, 2015, pp-1-5.
  • ‘Mughal-Ahom Political Relations (1613-1707) A Relook’, Proceedings of North-East India History Association, Thirty Fourth Session, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur, 2013 (Published in 2014), pp.354-362,1SSN 2349-753x.
  • ‘Sufism in Indian History: Syncretism and Communal Harmony’ in Religion and Culture in India Across the Ages  Historical Reflection, edited by Department of History & published by Principal, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, Howrah, West Bengal, April,2013, pp.42-49, ISBN 978 - 81 - 92811-0-0.
  • ‘Koch State Formation in the 16th Century’, in J.B. Bhattacharjee and David Syiemlieh edited Early States in North-East India, Regency Publication, New Delhi, 2013, pp.50-61, ISBN:  978-81-89233-86-0.
  • "Inter-Community Relations in Medieval Bengal As Reflected in Contemporary Bengali Vernacular Literature" in Sukalpa Bhattacharjee & C. Joshua Thomas edited Society, Representation and Textuality: The Critical Interface, New Delhi, SAGE 2013.pp 235-256  ISBN: 9788132109532.
  • *‘Sayyid Sultan’s World View as Reflected in his Navi Vamsa’, Proceedings of North-East India History Association, Thirty Second Session, Tripura University, Agartala, Tripura, 2011 (Published in 2012), pp.180-189.
  • ‘Theory of Kingship under Delhi Sultanate (A.D. 1206-1526): A Critical Study’, Administration, Politics and Society in Medieval India (1206-1707 A.D.), edited by Ranjan Kumar Ray, Maulana Azad College, Kolkata, October, 2010, pp.108-120.
  • ‘Growth and Development of Bengali Language and Literature in Medieval Barak-Surma Valley’, Proceedings of North East India History Association, 30th Session, Khagarijan College, Nagoan, Assam, 2009 (published in 2010), pp.161-171.
  • ‘Vaishnavite Elements in the Compositions of the Muslim Poets of Sylhet (16th-18th Centuries)’, Proceeding of North East India History Association, Twenty Ninth Session, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, 2008, (published in 2009), pp.250-259.
  • Islam: Education, Universality and Harmony’, Souvenir, Golden Jubilee Year, Shillong Mahila Majlish, Shillong, 2008.
  • ‘Trade and Commercial Activities of Medieval Barak-Surma Valley’, Proceedings of North East India History Association, Twenty Eight Session, Goalpara College, Goalpara, 2007, (published in 2008), pp.221-228.
  • ‘Mughal-Kamrup Political Relations (1581-1627)’, Proceedings of North East India History Association, Twenty Seventh Session, Mizoram University, Aizawl, 2006, (published in 2007), pp.116-127.

 

  • ‘Mughal-Koch Political Relations (1578-1609)’, Proceedings of North East India History Association, Twenty Sixth Session, Kokrajhar Campus, Gauhati University, Kokrajhar, 2005, (published in 2006), pp.128-132.
  • Sufism- the Inner Voice of Islam, Kidderpore College, Calcutta, 2003, pp.5-9.
  • ‘Hindu-Muslim Relations in Mughal Bengal as reflected in Bengali vernacular Literature’, Essays in Memory of Mamtazur Rahman Tarafdar, Perween Hassan and Mufakharul Islam(eds.), Centre of Advanced Research in Humanities, Dhaka University, Dhaka, 1999, pp.289-310.
  • ‘Hindu-Muslim Relations in Mughal Bengal’, Research Transaction, Vol.1, Asiatic Society, Kolkata, 1996, pp.30-41.
  • Hindu-Muslim Relations in Mughal Bengal as reflected in Political and Administrative Spheres, Quarterly Newsletter, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Vol. 3, No.2, April-June, 1996.
  • ‘Islam and Its Early Introduction in Bengal’, Proceedings of Indian History Congress, 56th Session, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, 1995,(published in1996), pp.425-434.
  • ‘Muslim-Vaisnava Poets in Mughal Bengal’, Bhabmukhey, Journal of Sri Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, Suri, Birbhum, 1396 B.S.
  • ‘Pir Cult as an Evidence of Hindu-Muslim Amity in Mughal Bengal’, Proceedings of Indian History Congress, Golden Jubilee Session, Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, 1989, (published in1990), pp.280-283.

    

Bengali:  

  • ‘Sushil Chaudhury (1937-2019)’ in Itikotha, Vol. VII, No. 2, July, 2019, ISSN 2320-3447 (Serial 56 in Group C of UGC-CARE List), pp.21-25.
  • **‘Saddhoshato janmobarshae Asuthosh Smaran’, Karmoshala, Bangiya Sahitya Parishad, Shillong, 23rd year, no. 4, Baishak, 1422 (2015), pp.30-34.
  • *‘Banglai Vaishnava Dharma O Sanaskriti Sammanaya’ in Sukanta Pal and Subrata Roy (eds.), Nabajagoraner pratham Alo Sri Chaitanya, Mittram, Kolkata, 2014, pp. 68-82, ISBN:978-93-84104-00-9.
  • *‘Hindu-Muslim Sauhardya O Jatiyo Sanghathir Proshnae Maulana Azad’, Meghali, Nikhil Banga Sahitya Sammalan Patrika, Shillong Branch, 2013, pp.44-45.
  • ‘Vivekanander Islam Darshan’(Bengali) , in Subrato Ray & Asok Ray edited Bahurupae Vivekananda, Mittram, Kolkata, 2013, pp.163-174, ISBN:978-93-80036-51-9
  • ‘Bharatbarshae Sufibad: Samannay Sadhana O Sampriti Chetona’ in Bhabani Chakraborty and others (eds.), Indigenous Traditions& Historical Forces: Impact of Bhakti Movement on Indian Nationalism, 1SBN-978-93-80332-33-8, Manav Prakasan, Kolkata, 2012, pp.23-36.9.
  • Mughal Amole Banglai Hindu-Mussalman Samparkhya’, Nabin Patra, Kolkata, May-July, 2001, pp.44-47.
  • *’ Islam O Nari’, Sarobitto, Kolkata, 1989, pp.A1-A12.
  • ‘Banglar Nabojagoran’, Dinesh Sen Research Society, Kolkata, 2002.
  • ‘Aligarh Andolan,Bharotio Mussalman O Adi Jatiotabad’, Yatayeb, Kolkata, 2002.
  • ‘Ameer Ali: Muslim Nabojagoran’, Reunion 2002, Department of Islamic History and Culture, University of Calcutta, 2002.
  • ‘Sipahi Bidrohe Mussalmander Sacriyo Angshogrohan O Taar Karun Parinoti, Dinesh Sen Research Society, Kolkata, 1999-2000.
  • ‘Hindu-Muslim Oikya O Jatiyo Sanghatir Murto Protik Netaji Subash Chandra Basu’, Janmo Shato Barsiki Sankha, Thakurpukur Thana Utsav Sammonnai Samiti, Kolkata, 1999,PP.63-70.
  • ‘Maulana Azad’, Patrika, Pashimpara Unnayan Samity, Thakurpukur , Kolkata, 1992.
  • ‘Jawaharlal Nehrur Dharmiyo Chinta’, Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary  Publication, Seba Sangha, 24 Parganas(S),1988.
  • ‘Kabi Iqbaler Dharmiyo Chinta’, Patrika, Enayet Nagar Mukti Sangha, 24 Parganas(s), 1985.

 

Book Review:

  • Reviewed a book entitled ‘Abdul Matin Chaudhury (1895-1948) - Trusted Lieutenant of Muhammed Ali Jinnah’ by Aftul Hye Shibly and published by Juned A. Choudhury, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp.196, Rs.200, in the Journal of Northeast Researches, Issue No. 3,  Vol. III, March 2012(ISSN 2249-4456)’PP.125-128.
  • Islam O Adhunikata’ (Bengali), reviewed a book entitled Charitro O Samaj Gathane Koran Sharif by Osman Ghani, Udbodhan, Ashar, 1407 B.S., PP.304-305.

Select Paper Presented:

  • *‘Social Reforms of Vidyasagar’ Regional Seminar on Life and Times of Iswarchandra Vidyasagar, held in Bangiya Shahitya Parishad, Shillong, on 29th September, 2019.
  • *‘Sufism in Indian Environment’ International Seminar on Sufism and its Influence in Indian Subcontinent organized by the Department of History, North-Eastern Hill University in collaboration with Rumi Society Bangladesh held in NEHU on 3rd September, 2019.
  • *‘Problems and Prospects of the Minorities of Assam’, Regional Seminar on Minorities in Assam: Advancement through Challenges held on July 1. 2019 at Kayakuchi College, Barpeta, Assam.
  • *‘Composite Culture in India with special reference to Bengal’, International Seminar on Composite Culture in South-East Asia through Ages, organized by Garia Suchintan Society for Culture and Indian Association, Kolkata, held on 15-16 June, 2019.
  • *‘Dr. Md. Mozaharul Islam Memorial Lecture – 2019’ organized by Dr. Md. Mozaharul Islam- Shirley Islam Foundation, Khulna, Bangladesh, held on 12th April, 2019.
  • *‘Status of Women in Islam’, National Seminar on Circles of Gender Liberation and Rethinking of Cultural Traditions with reference to South-East Asia organized by Department of Philosophy, Lady Keane College, Shillong in Collaboration with ICSSR-NERC Shillong, during 29-30, March, 2019.
  • *‘Beyond the Borders: Indo-Bangla People to People Relations’, UGC-SAP-DSA II and NEHU sponsored Seminar on Historicizing Borders, held on 26-28 February, 2019 in the Department of History, NEHU, Shillong.
  • *Koch Identity, National Seminar on “Community and Identity Formation in North-East India organized by History and Khasi Department, Kiang Nangbah Government College, Jowai, Meghalaya, held on 28th – 29th September, 2018.
  • *Pir Cult as a Syncretic Force in Barak-Surma Valley and its Adjacent Areas, UGC sponsored National Seminar on Religion and Society organized by the Department of History, NEHU on 8-9 March, 2018.
  • *Sufism and Inter-Religious Relations and Banglar Rumi, International Seminar on Inter-Religious Harmony and Banglar Rumi Syed Ahmadul Huq, organized by the Asiatic Society, Kolkata in collaboration with Allama Rumi Society, Bangladesh, held on 6th March, 2018.
  • *Syed Badruddoza and His Times, Invited Lecture, organized by the Journalists Forum, Berhampore, Murshidabad, W.B. on 5th January, 2018.
  • *Contribution of Qazi Abdul Wadud to the Renaissance of Bengali Muslim Society, Invited Lecture, organized by the organization of Minority Affairs, Berhampore, Murshidabad, W.B. on 5th January, 2018.
  • *Philosophy of History, Invited Lecture, organized by the organization of Minority Affairs, Berhampore, Murshidabad, W.B. on 5th January, 2018.
  • *Iran in the Eyes of Rabindranath Tagore, Section VI, Countries Other Than India in 78th Session of Indian History Congress, held in Jadavpur University, Kolkata on 28-30 December, 2017
  • *‘Cultural Syncretism as reflected in the Writings of Hasan Raja of Sylhet (1854-1922)’, 38th Annual Conference of NEIHA held in D.K.Girls’ College, Mirza, Guwahati, 2-4 October, 2017.
  • *‘Islam as a Religion of Peace’, National Seminar on Conflict Transformation and   Dharma of Peace Building: Contemporary Relevance in North-East India, organized by the Department of Philosophy, Lady Keane College, Shillong, held on and from 16-18 May, 2017.
  • Religious and Cultural Syncretism in Medieval Bengal, UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on Cultural Heritage of Bengal: Some Perspectives, held in Narasinha Dutt College, Howrah, West Bengal on 17-18th February, 2017.
  • *‘Hindu-Muslim Relations in India (A.D.1206-2016)’, National Seminar on Inter- Community Relations, organized by Murshidabad Itihas Charcha Kendra in collaboration with Union Christian Training College, Berhampur, West Bengal, held on 15th January, 2017.
  • ‘Role of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (1888-1958) in Communal Harmony and National Integration’, invited lectured delivered at D.L. College, Krishnanagar, West Bengal on 10th January, 2017.
  • ‘The Mughals in Bengali Literature during Colonial Period’ in Section III, Modern India, at the 77th session of Indian History Congress, held at University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, on 28-30 December, 2016.
  • ‘ Maulana Abul Kalam Azad: A Historical Re-evaluation ’ Maulana Azad Memorial Lecture, organized by Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of West Bengal and West Bengal Madrasah Board, on 23rd December, 2016.
  • ‘Universalism of Islam’, special lecture delivered in the Department of Philosophy, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, on 26th October, 2016.
  • 20. ‘Pir Cult as a Syncretic Force in Medieval Bengal’, International Seminar on Taqreeb – Propagation of Harmonious Relations in Mughal, British and Independent India, organized by the Department of Arabic and Persian, University of Kolkata, in collaboration with Qutbi Jubilee Scholarship Program (QJSP), Mumbai, held on 27-28 September, 2016.
  • ‘Hindu-Muslim Relations in Medieval Bengal as Reflected in Bengali Literature, in Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan, held at Aurobindo Institute of Indian Culture, Shillong, on 10th September, 2016.
  • ‘Myths and Rituals in Sufism’, National Seminar on Phenomenology of Myths and Rituals, organized by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Lucknow held on and from 7th to 9th April, 2016. 
  • ‘The Mughals as Reflected in Medieval Bengali Literature’ in Section II: Medieval India at the 76th Session of Indian History Congress held at Gaur Banga University, Malda, on 27-29 December, 2015.
  • ‘Remembering Sardar Ballav Bhai Patel’ invited lecture organized by North-Eastern Regional Centre, IGNOU, Shillong on 31st October, 2015. 
  • ‘Inter-Community relations in Bengal during Mughal Period’, National Seminar on “Cultural Pluralism in India and Inter-Cultural Dialogue” organized by Centre For Studies in Civilizations, New Delhi, funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, held at ICSSR (NERC), on February, 23-24,2015.
  • ‘Problems of Studying Hindu-Muslim Relations in Colonial and Pre-Colonial India’, National Seminar on Challenges of History in India during Colonial Period, organized by Garia Suchinton on 8th January, 2015.
  • ‘Islam, Modernity and Terrorism’, keynote address delivered at S.S. College, Hailakandi, Assam on 31st January, 2015.
  • “Sir Asutosh Mukherjee and His Times”, Keynote address delivered at Bangiya Sahitya Parishad, Shillong, on 14th December, 2014.
  • ‘The Mughals in Koch Behar’, International Seminar on “Mughals and the north east: Linkages, Sustenance and “Crisis”, organized by the Department of History, Assam University, Silchar, Assam, sponsered by I.C.H.R., New Delhi, held on 10th 11th November, 2014.
  • ‘Vaishnava Culture as reflected in Bengali Literature’, International Seminar on Philosophy of Culture, organized by Department of Cultural Studies, Tejpur University under UGC’s SAP-DRS (I) in association with Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi, held on March 31 - April 01, 2014.
  • ‘Umar Khayyam and Indian Thoughts’, ICPR and UGC sponsored Three Day National Seminar on Philosophical Wisdom of Umar Khayyam & Its Impact on Eastern and Western Philosophical Circles, organized by the Department of Persian, Gauhati University, held on and from 29th to 31st March, 2014.
  • ‘Sufism as a Syncretic Force in Medieval Bengal’,  National Seminar on Inter-Religious Understanding, Organized by Santiniketan Charitable Trust, Visva-Bharati, held on and from 20th to 21st January, 2014.
  • ‘Vaishnavism as a Syncretic Force in Medieval Bengal’, 74th session of Indian History Congress, Section II: Medieval India at Ravenshaw University, Cuttack 28-30 December, 2013.
  • ‘The Muslims of West Bengal after Independence’, UGC Sponsored two-day National Seminar on Comprehensive History of Bengal after Independence, organized by Sripat Singh College, Jiaganj, Murshidabad, West Bengal, held on and from 3-4 December, 2013.
  • ‘Mughal-Ahom Political Relations’, 34th Annual Conference, North-East India History Association, held at Manipur University, Kanchipur, Imphal held on and from 11th to 13th November, 2013.
  • ‘Disintegration of Mughal Empire with special reference to the role of Aurangzeb’, special lecture organized by the Department of History, St. Mary’s College, Shillong, held on 31st July,2013.
  • ‘Sufism in Indian Environment: History, Culture and Literature’, special lecture delivered at the English and Foreign Languages University, Shillong on 12th April, 2013.
  • ‘Universal Views of Islam’, Interfaith Dialouge, held on 29th, March 2013, organized by Ramakrishna Mission, Laitumkharah, Shillong.
  • ‘Ambadkar’s Struggles against Untouchability’, National Seminar on Dr. B.R.Ambedkar’s Ideas and Thoughts (DBRAIT-2013), held on March11-12, 2013, organized by Department of Philosophy, NEHU, Shillong.
  • ‘Resistance Movements against British Raj in North-East India with special reference to Barak-Surma Valley’, National Seminar on Kiang Nangbah- Resistance Movement against British Raj, held on the 29th December, 2012, organized by SEINRAIJ, Jowai in collaboration with Society for Arts and Culture, West Jaintia Hills District, Jowai, Meghalaya.
  • Indo-Bangladesh People to People Interactions, International Seminar on Indo-Bangladesh Cultural Relations, held on 10th October, 2012 at Aurobindo Institute of Indian Culture, Shillong, organized by Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, Kolkata.
  • The Jaintia Resistance against the British (1660-63), International Seminar on “Role of Indigenous People in the Freedom Movement in the Eastern India, organized by the Asiatic Society, Kolkata on17th April, 2012.
  • Role of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on Communal Harmony and Hindu-Muslim Understanding, UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Maulana Azad: Education and Governance in the Nationalist Democratic perspective organized by the departments of Political Science & Economics in collaboration with West Bengal Political Science Association at Maulana Azad College, Kolkata on March 24, 2012.
  • Sufism in Medieval India: Syncretism and Cultural Harmony, U.G.C. sponsored National Seminar, organized by Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandir, Balur, Howrah, West Bengal, held on 24th and 25th February, 2012.
  • Impact of Sufism on Indian Society and Culture, UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Indigenous Traditions & Historical Forces (Impact of Bhakti Movement on Indian Nationalism), organized by the Department of Political Science, Baruipur College in collaboration with R. K. Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, and held on 17th & 18th January, 2012.
  • Tagore’s view on Education, National Seminar on Tagore’s Educational Philosophy and its Relevance in Contemporary India, organized by Woman College, Shillong December, 2011.
  • Syncretism as Reflected in the Writings of Sayyid Sultan, a 17th Century Bengali Poet from Sylhet, XXXIInd Annual Conference of North East India History Association, held at Tripura University, Agartala, Tripura, from 17-19 November, 2011.
  • Ambedkar’s Fight against Untouchability, National Workshop on Untouchability and Dr. Ambedkar, sponsored by University Grants Commission, New Delhi, organized by Dr. Ambedkar Study Centre, Dhing College, Dhing, Nagaon, Assam on 28 September, 2011.
  • Iran in the Eyes of Rabindranath Tagore, International Seminar on Tagore and Indo-Iran Relations, organised by Iran Society in collaboration with Tagore Centre for Cultural Studies, Calcutta University, held on 26th and 27th March, 2011 and presided over a session in the seminar.
  • The Identity Crisis of the Dimasas: A Historical Retrospect, on National Seminar on Ethnicity, Regionalism, Polity and Economy of Eastern India, organised by Victoria College, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, held on 20-21 December, 2011.
  • Sayyid Sultan’s World View as Reflected in his Writings with special reference to Navi Vamsa, ICPR sponsored National Seminar on World View of the Tribals in North-East India, organised by Department of Philosophy, NEHU, Shillong held on 29-30 November, 2010.
  • *Literary Activities in Medieval Barak-Surma Valley, UGC-SAP-DSA sponsered National Seminar on Towards an Intellectual History of North-East India: Pre to Post Colonial Period organized by Department of History, NEHU, Shillong, held on 24-25 November, 2010.
  • Indo- Bangla People to People Relations, INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR On From Land Locked to Land Linked: North East India in BIMSTEC, 0rganised by Jadavpur Association of International Relations held on 9th-10th April, 2010, SHILLONG, MEGHALAYA, INDIA.
  • Theory of Kingship under the Sultanate of Delhi (1206-1526): An Overview, National Seminar, on “Politics & Administration in Medieval India: Concept of Kingship and Responsibilities of Muslim Rulers, 1206-1707 A.D.” organised by the Department of Political Science and the Department of Islamic History& Culture, Maulana Azad College, Kolkata on 12th January, 2010.
  • Inter-Community Relations as Reflected in Bengali Vernacular Literature,  National Seminar on Society and Literature: Interdisciplinary Transactions, organised by the Department of English, NEHU, in collaboration with ICSSR (NERC), Shillong and sponsored by IIAS, Shimla and ICHR, New Delhi, held on March 16-18th, 2010.
  • Sufism as a Syncretic Culture in Medieval India, National seminar on Swaraj, Education and Culture, organised by the Department of Philosophy in collaboration with the Department of Education, Assam University, Silchar, Assam, held on 7th-9th January, 2010.
  • Religious Syncretism in Barak-Surma Valley and its adjacent Areas (16th-18th Century A.D.),  National Seminar organised by Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla in collaboration  with the Indian Council of Social Sciences Research, North Eastern Regional Centre, Shillong on “Politics of Boundary Maintenance: Inclusion-Exclusion Dynamics in North-East India” held at IIAS, Shimla on and from 16-17 November 2009.
  • Popular Religions in the 18th Century Barak-Surma Valley at the UGC SAP-DSA sponsored National Seminar on Religion and Society in North East India from the 18th Century to contemporary Times, Department of History, NEHU, Shillong on 26th - 28th of November 2009.
  • Growth and Development of Bengali Language in Barak-Surma Valley, North East India History Association, Khagarijan College, Naogaon, Assam, 5th-7th November, 2009.
  • Vaisnavite Muslim Poets in Sylhet Region, North-East India History Association, 29th Session, Dibrugarh University, Assam, 6-8th November, 2008.
  • Muslim Poets with Vaisnava Inclination in Barak-Surma Valley and its Adjacent Area, Department of History, NEHU, Shillong, UGC-SAP-DSA organised National Seminar on “Myth, Rituals and Belief Systems in North-East India”, held on19-20 March, 2008.
  • Medieval Barak-Surma Valley: Some Aspects of Trade and Commercial Activities, Indian History Congress, 68th Session, Delhi University, Delhi, 28-30 December, 2007.
  • Trade and commercial Activities in Medieval Barak-Surma Valley, North East India History Association, 28th Session, Goalpara College, Goalpara, 1-3 November, 2007.
  • Religious and Cultural Syncretism in Bengal (16th-18th Centuries), ICHR organized International Seminar on “Identity, Emotion and Culture: Languages and Literature of the Subcontinent, c.900-c.1971”, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, 15-18 May, 2007.       
  • Mughal-Kamrup Political Relations (1581-1627), North East India History Association, 27th Session, Mizoram University, Aizawl, 1-3 November, 2006.
  • The Value of Education in Islam, Seminar on “Resurgent India”, Aurobindo Institute of Indian Culture, Shillong, 30th October, 2006.
  • Hindu Participation in Mughal Administration, Indian History Congress, 66th Session, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, January, 2006.
  • Mughal-Koch Political Relations (1578-1609), North-East India History Association,26th Session, Kokrajhar Campus, Gauhati University, Kokrajhar, November,2005.
  • *The Emergence of Koch State in the 16th Century, Seminar organized by Department of History, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong on “State Formation”, May, 2005.
  • Importance of Contemporary Bengali Vernacular Literature for the Historical Study of North Bengal, ICHR Sponsored International Seminar on “Investigating History of North Bengal through the Ages”, Malda College, Malda, April, 2004.
  • Hindu-Muslim Relations in Mughal Bengal, Seminar organized by the Department of Islamic History and Culture, University of Calcutta, on “Facets of Communalism’, April 2000.
  • Sufism in Medieval India- Another Voice of Islam, Indian History Congress, 58th Session, Banglore, 1997.
  • Islam and Its Early Introduction in Bengal (Revised), Indian History Congress, Rabindra Bharati University Session, Calcutta, 1995.
  • Hindu-Muslim Religious Syncretism in Medieval Bengal, Indian History Congress, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 1994.
  • Pir Cult as an Evidence of Hindu-Muslim Amity in Mughal Bengal, Indian History Congress, Gorakhpur, 1989.
  • Hindu-Muslim Relations in Mughal Bengal as reflected in Bengali Vernacular Literature, Indian History Congress, Golden Jubilee Session, Goa University, Goa, November, 1987.
  • Muslim-Vaisnava Poets in Mughal Bengal, Asiatic Society, Calcutta, 1987.
  • Islam and Its Early Introduction in Bengal, 33rd All India Oriental Conference, Calcutta, 1986.

Paper Presented in Seminars, Conferences, Congresses, etc. in Bangladesh:

  • *The Philosophy of Syed Ahamadl Haq and its Relevance Today in Global and Regional Context, International Seminar on, “ Sufi Spirituality and Humanism in the Writings of Banglar Rumi Syed Ahamadul Haq” organized by Allama Rumi Society, Dhaka, held on 8th  September, 2018 at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Bengali Novel Pardeshi as a Source of Social History in Pre-independent Shillong, (Special Lecture), Muslim Sahitya Samsad, Sylhet, Bangladesh, 18 October, 2008.
  • Sufism-The Inner Voice of Islam, International Association for the Historian of Asia, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2002.
  • Hindu-Muslim Relations in Mughal Bengal as reflected in Political and Administrative Spheres, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, April, 1996.
  • Emergence of Islam and the Growth of Muslim Population in Bengal, Centre of South Asian Studies, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, April, 1996.
  • Hindu-Muslim Social Relations in Mughal Bengal, Centre of Advanced Research in Humanities, Dhaka University, October, 1988.
  • In addition, I delivered a series of lectures on national integration and communal harmony in different parts of the country.