Category Archives: 2nd Biruni Conference

Inauguration by

Inauguration by:

Professor, Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique,

honourable Vice Chancellor,

University of Dhaka


2nd Biruni Conference: Bangla Abstract

No. Name Affiliation Title Country

2nd Biruni Conference: Programme


Panel One: Inter-cultural relations, Coexistence and peace, Comparative religion and development studies

Convenor: Dr. Ali Asgar Mosleh, Department of Philosophy, Allamah Tabatabayi University, Tehran, Iran;

Co-convenor: Dr. Abu Musa Mohammad Arif Billah, Department of Persian Language and Literature, University of Dhaka;


a)      Biruni as a courier of inter-cultural relations, coexistence and peace and regional development

b)      Biruni is a great tolerant and liberal Muslim thinker

c)      Contribution of Biruni to philosophy, history and international relations

d)     The patterns of multi-culturalism and multi-lingualism  in the contemporary world

e)      Biruni’s contribution to the field of Comparative religion

f)       Cultural distinctions and its multiple ways of development

g)      Contribution of religion in the development of conciliatory and peaceful relationships

h)      Globalization and peace

i)        Tārīkhūl Hind / îthāru’l Bāqiyah of Biruni: historical determinism and modern historiography

j)        Biruni is a symbol of cultural unity among Iran, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan  and Bangladesh


Panel Two: Science and scientific studies

Convenor: Dr. A M sarwaruddin Chowdhury; Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Dhaka University:

Co-Convenor: Ms Taslima Ferdous Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Dhaka University:



a)      Contribution of Biruni to planetary science and astronomy

b)      Mathematical development to the period contemporary to Biruni

c)      Development of physics, mathematics, medical sciences from the first millennium B C to date

d)     Contribution of Biruni to Indian medicine

e)      Biruni was a bridge of scientific co-operation between Persia, India and Greece

f)       Muslim contributions to science, philosophy and religion

g)      Scientific studies by the Muslims during the period prior to Biruni

Panel Three: Iran-Bangla historical, literary and cultural relations studies

Convenor: Dr. Abu Musa Mohammad Arif Billah, Department of Persian Language and Literature, University of Dhaka:

Co-convenor: Mr. Ahsanul Hadi, Department of Persian Language and Literature, University of Dhaka:


a)      Iranian influence on Bangladesh culture

b)      Iran-Bangla trade relations during the pre-Muslim and early Muslim periods

c)      Influence of Persian on the Bengali language, literature

d)     Contribution of Muslim rulers and intelligentsia to the development of Persian literature in Bengal

e)      The role of Bengal in the development of Persian, Urdu and Arabic languages and literatures in the region

f)       Persian language and literature and Iranian studies in Bangladesh

g)      History or the origin and development of Persian literature in Bengal

h)      Translation of Persian books and poems into Bengali

i)        Contribution of Sharafuddin Abu Tawwama/ Minhaz Shiraz/ Nur Qutbe Alam/ Muhammad Sadiq/ Abdul Gafur Nassakh, and Obaidullah Sohrawardi to Persian literature.

j)        Bengal was a cradle for Persian language, literature and culture


Panel Four: South Asia and democracy studies

Convenor: Dr. A S M Amanullah, Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka:

Co-convenor: Sabbir Ahmed, Department of Political Science, University of Dhaka:


a)      Emergence of Bangladesh – vision and reality

b)      Practice of democracy and constitutional obligations

c)      Power, politics and democracy in the contemporary world

d)     Facets of democracy in south asia

e)      Crisis with the contemporary democracy and a cry for finding an alternative


Panel Five: Regional cooperation and development studies

Convenor: Dr. Muhammad Qumrul Hassan; Department of Geology, University of Dhaka:

Co-convenor: Dr. Maimul Ahsan Khan; Department of Law, University of Dhaka:


a)      Regional co-operation and development

b)      Water sharing an important issue of Indo-Bangla relationship

c)      The effects of Farakka Barrage on agriculture, fisheries and environment in Bangladesh

d)     Inpact of Farakka on the Padma river and hilsha cultivation

e)      Revisit Indo-Bangla trade relations


Panel Six: Identity Society and cultural hegemony studies

Convenor: Dr. Mobasher  Munem; Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka:

Co-convenor: Mr. Abu Hossain Muhammad Ahsan; Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka:



a)      Identity, culture and development

b)      Hindi aggression and the future prospect of Bangladeshi culture

c)      Impact of Hindi movies and serials on Bangladeshi society and culture

d)     Mal-practices of democracy and the scope of sustainable development

e)      Necessity of construction and reconstruction in searching an alternative social structure


Panel Seven: Peace and conflict studies

Convenor: Dr. Shoja Ahmavand, Department of Political Science, Allamah Tabatabayi University, Tehran:

Co-convenor: Dr. Abu Musa Mohammad Arif Billah; Department of Persian Language and Literature, University of Dhaka:


a)      Arab spring and its impact in middle eastern politics

b)      The roots of Palestinian and Israeli conflicts

c)      The role of imperialism in creating permanent hostility in the Middle East

d)     United nations, O I C and the crisis of the Muslim world

e)      The veto power and effectiveness of security council in the U N O.

f)       Problems and prospects of Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord – 1997

g)      The roots of Kashmir problem and the role of U N O


Panel Eight: Religion, Islamic Banking and development studies

Convenor: Mr. Wali-ul-Maroof Matin; Chairman, ACAML, Former CEO, Chittagong Stock Exchange:

Co-convenor: Dr. Abu Musa Mohammad Arif Billah; Department of Persian Language and Literature, University of Dhaka:




a)      Islam and poverty eletion: special reference to Zakat

b)      Islamic Economics for the promotion of equality and justice

c)      Islamic economic system and the crisis with the western economic system and the contemporary facets of socialism

d)     Spiritual and ethical foundation of Islamic Finance vis-à-vis western thoughts of laissez-faire and socialism.

e)      Islamic Banking, Insurance, stock market and derivatives through the eyes of Sharia

f)       Islamic banking verses a secular finance system for making more profit and minimising risk

g)      Role of Islamic Economics towards promoting peace and development

h)      Impact of faith to regional co-operation and world peace

i)        Islamic banking is the means of exploitation free system of banking


2nd Biruni Conference: Weblinks

2nd Biruni Conference: Sponsorships


We are looking for

the sponsorships from local and foreign organizations


2nd Biruni Conference: Accommodation

Accommodation:Biruni foundation has arranged some rooms for the foreign guests with subsidised rates – $30 (double room sharing)

per person per night  with foods – having AC, TV, within Dhaka University premises and $40 (double room sharing)

per person per night with breakfast, launch and dinner at a 4 star standard hotel.

Those interested in staying in these rooms please contact through the Chairman of the foundation – Dr. A M M Arif Billah as soon as possible.


E-mail:;; Mobile: 01758746905; Fax: 88028615583.


Links for hotels in Dhaka:


2nd Biruni Conference: Visa for Foreign delegates

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2nd Biruni Conference: Instruction For Authors

Authors’ Guidelines:

a)      Length of abstract: 250-300 words including the purpose, methodology and conclusion.

b)      Key words: up to 7 words

c)      First page include: first name, family name, current position and affiliation, Tel & Fax no., legal residential address and email

d)      Length of paper: up to 5000 words (abstract & bibliography included)

e)       Literature references: inside the text as (Ashraf, 1980: 20)

f)        Sources: sorted at the end of paper as: Ashraf, Ali, (1983) Muslim Traditions in Bengali Literature, Dhaka: Islamic Foundation, Bangladesh.

g)      Paper should be original and exclusively submitted to the conference.

h)       C.V. (personal statement) in a separate file up to 250 words

All good quality research papers will be published as ‘Biruni Commemoration Volumes – 2014, University of Dhaka’ after reviewing and necessary editing by the members of expert panel and editorial board.

2nd Biruni Conference: Official Languages

Languages:Bengali, English and Persian [Abstracts other than English should be accompanied by English translation]

2nd Biruni Conference: Register as a participant

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