Department of Bangladesh and Liberation War Studies

Academic Profile of Dr. Dibyadyuti Sarkar (ড. দিব্যদ্যুতি সরকার)


Dr. Dibyadyuti Sarkar (ড. দিব্যদ্যুতি সরকার)

About Dr. Dibyadyuti Sarkar (ড. দিব্যদ্যুতি সরকার)

Dr. Dibyadyuti Sarkar is working at this university as an Associate Professor. He is an eminent scholar in the field of the Liberation War of Bangladesh. He has done significant research works on Genocide, Crime Against Humanity and Refugees (see publication tab).

Earlier, he has been a member of the Education Cadre of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) since 2003.

Publications


Research Book (in Bangla)

  1. Rangpur Genocide. Dhaka: Genocide and Torture Archive, 2017.

  2. Aristotle's Politics (Translation). Dhaka: Books Fair, 2019.

  3. Bangladeshi Hindu, Diasporic Hindu. Dhaka: Jatia Sahitya Prakash, 2019

  4. Bangabandhu's Prison Life. Bangla Academy, 2020.

  5. Khulna 1971: History of Humanitarian Disaster. Dhaka: Jatiya Sahitya Prakash, 2020.
  6. Liberation War of Bangladesh: Refugee Problem and Geo-Politics. Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2020.

Research Article (Single Author)

  • "Refugees in the Liberation War of Bangladesh: Case Study on Magurkhali and Hasnabad". B L College Journal: A Peer Reviewed Journal (Khulna), Vol-1, Issue-2, 2019, ISSN 2664-228X. pp. 80-97.
  • “Refugees and the Liberation War of Bangladesh: Indian Reaction”, Institute of Bangladesh Studies Journal (Rajshahi), Vol. 24, 2017, ISSN 1561-798-X, pp. 107-121.
  • “Study of the Liberation War of Bangladesh: Oral History”, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh Journal (Dhaka), Vol. 23, 2015, Winter Issue, ISSN 1609-4409, pp. 277-89.
  • “Refugees in the Liberation War of Bangladesh: Role of Assam and Meghalaya”, History of Bangla and Bangalis, Vol. 4, Part 4, Bangla Academy (Dhaka), 2015, pp. 377-390.
  • “Refugees in the Liberation War of Bangladesh: Responses of North-East India”, Samaj Nirixan Journal (Dhaka), No. 133, April-June 2015, pp. 36-49.
  • “Chuknagar Genocide and the Discourse of Sarmila Bose”, Essay Collection of Bangladesh Historical Congress (Dhaka), Issue 1, 2015, pp. 79-92.
  • “New World New Rabindranath”, 153 Birth Anniversary Volume of Rabindranath Tagore (Dhaka), Ministry of Cultural Affairs, GoB, 2014, pp. 43-45.
  • “Refugees in the Liberation War: Humanitarian Disaster and Assistance”, Bangladesh Studies Centre (University of Dhaka), Vol. 10, 2013, pp. 82-155.
  • “Worldwide Bangla Speaking People”, Ekushe Essay Collection (Khulna), 2012, pp. 123-132.
  • “Matuaism of Harichand Thakur: Bengal Protestantism”, Commemoration Vol. of Two Hundred Years Birth Anniversary of Harichand Thakur (Kolkata), 2012. 
  • “Priti Kumar Mitra: Life and Work”, Commemoration Volume of P K Mitra (Rajshahi), Institute of Bangladesh Studies (IBS), 2009, pp. 467-514.
  • “Minority Politics 1971-1991”, Ganamukti (Dhaka, 2007), pp. 113-141.

Encyclopedia Article (Bilingual: Bangla & English) (Encyclopedia of the War of Liberation of Bangladesh, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2020) (In Press)

  • Andulia Genocide
  • Badurgachi Genocide
  • Baruna Bazar genocide
  • Chechuri Genocide
  • Chuknagar Genocide
  • Chuknagar Killing Ground
  • Dumuria Bazar Genocide
  • Dumuria during the War of Liberation
  • Dumuria Daspara Genocide
  • Kathenga Genocide
  • Khaled Rashid Guru
  • Khalshi Genocide
  • Kharnia Genocide
  • Patiabunia Genocide
  • Piprail Charabari Genocide
  • Piprail Charabarighat Killing Ground
  • Ranai Bakultala Genocide
  • Rangpur Genocide
  • Reba Rani Nath
  • Sajiara Genocide
  • Salua Bazar Battle
  • Shahpur Genocide
  • Sholgatia Genocide

Paper Presentation (selected few)

  • ”Genocide Metrix of Pakistan in the Liberation War of Bangladesh." International Conference on "Bangabandhu, His Times and Legacy: Society, Economy & State Formation in Retrospect-2020." (Venue: Barisal University). 27 February 2020.
  • ”Sarmila Bose Narratives of Chuknagar Genocide: An Intellectual Exploitation.” 16th International Conference of Itihas Academy Dhaka (Venue: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh), 22 February 2020.
  • ''Bangladesh Genocide 1971: Quest for a Conceptual Framework.'' International Seminar on Genocide, Bangladesh, and Bangabandhu arranged by Bangladesh History Conference. 22-23 November 2019.
  • "Minority Politics of Bangladesh (1971-1991)". Presented at the first three-yearly conference of Bangladesh History Conference, Dhaka. 24 December 2016.
  • "Refugees and Humanitarian Disasters in the War of Liberation: Case Study Magurkhali and Hasnabad." Presented at the National Seminar of Bangladesh History Conference held in Dhaka. 30 November 2015.
  • "Patkelghata Genocide". Presented at the regional seminar of Bangladesh History Conference held in Khulna. 30 October 2015.
  • "Oral History Exercises of the War of Liberation". Read at the 18th bi-annual conference of the Bangladesh History Association held in Dhaka. 15-16 May 2015.
  • "Sharmila Basu Discourse and Chuknagar Genocide." Read at the 2nd Annual Conference of Bangladesh History Conference held in Dhaka. 7 February 2015.
  • "Refugees in the Liberation War of Bangladesh: Response to Northeast India". Presented at the International Seminar of Bangladesh History Conference held in Dhaka. 3-4 May 2014.
  • "Vijay Sarkar’s poetic mindset". Introduced at the Amar Ekushey Book Fair at the Bangla Academy. 20 February 2013.
  • "Religion reform of the subalterns of Khulna". Read at the conference of Bangladesh History Association in Khulna. 22-22 November 2012,
  • "Practicing the History of the War of Liberation: Oral History." International seminar organized by the Institute of Bangladesh Studies, Rajshahi University, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the War of Liberation. 17-18 June 2011.
  • "International dimensions of language movement: perspective and motivation". Presented at the seminar on International Mother Language Day organized by National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM). 28 February 2006.

Newspaper Article (Selected few, Bangla/English)

Experiences and Activities


Dr. Dibyadyuti Sarkar is the first full-fledged chairman of the department of Bangladesh and Liberation War Studies (BLWS). He is the first Provost of Bir Muktijoddha Abdul Malek Ukil Hall, the third residential hall of this University. He also served as an Assistant Director of the Research Cell of NSTU and a member of the editorial board of the first research journal of NSTU.  

Dr. Sarkar has good command on Oral History, Research Methodology, ICT in Education & Research, Content Development, Training, and Public Speaking. He participated in many pieces of training and workshops. Among them, few selected are stated below:

  1. Research Methodology and Bangladesh Studies, Institute of Bangladesh Studies (IBS), Rajshahi, 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001. 
  2. Foundation Training Course (FTC), National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM), Dhaka, 1 January to 30 April 2006. Stood 1st and awarded DG Crest.
  3. Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation, Bangladesh Rural Development Training Institute (BRDTI), Sylhet. 4 to 9 February 2006.
  4. Education Research Methodology (ERM), NAEM, Dhaka, 5 August to 3 September 2007.
  5. ICT in Education, Digital Content Development, TTC, Khulna, 2 to 13 February 2013.
  6. Workshop on ICT ToT for New Master Trainers, BANBEIS, Dhaka, 7 to 9 September 2015.
  7. History of the Emergence of Independent Bangladesh, National University, 27 July to 9 August 2015.
  8. Curriculum Dissemination, Khulna, 13 to 15 October 2015.

 

Earlier, Dr. Sarkar was a member of the Education Cadre of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) since 2003. He ranked first in BCS (Gen. Edu., history discipline) across the country in 22nd BCS.

Expert Speaker (Selected Few)

  • Delivered Lecture in Seven Days International Online Lecture Series & Workshop on "Revisiting the History of India and Beyond" Organized by Sripat Singh College, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India, 4 September 2020. Topic: Refugee Crisis (1947-1971).
  • Discussed as an Analyst, Topic: Bangabandhu's Diplomatic Philosophy. (Bangladesh Betar, Dhaka), 15 August 2020.
  • Discussed as an Analyst, Topic: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the eyes of World Leaders, (Bangladesh Betar, Dhaka), 4 July 2020, 8:10 am.
  • Discussed as an Analyst, Topic: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the eyes of World Leaders, (Bangladesh Betar, Dhaka), 2 July 2020, 8:10 am.
  • Session Chair, International Conference on "Bangabandhu, His Times and Legacy: Society, Economy & State Formation in Retrospect-2020." (Venue: Barisal University). 28 February 2020.
  • Delivered Speech as the writer of a book titled Bangabandhur Karajiban [Bangabandhu's Prison Life] at the Ekusey Book Fair [Bangla Academy] of 2020.
  • Delivered Speech on Bangabandhu: Leader and Statesman as an expert speaker at the book fair in Govt. B L College, Khulna. 28 January 2020.
  • Conducted two consecutive sessions on Refugee Management in the Liberation War of Bangladesh arranged by 1971: Genocide and Torture Archives, Khulna. 20 May 2017.
  • Discussed on Refugee Problem in the Liberation War of Bangladesh in Bangladesh Television as an expert. 3 September 2016.
  • Discussed on Genocide in the Liberation War of Bangladesh in Bangladesh Television as an expert. 5 March 2016.
  • Discussed on Genocide in the Liberation War of Bangladesh in Bangladesh Television as an expert. 11 September 2015.
  • Discussed on Study on the Liberation War of Bangladesh: From Past to Present at Bangla Academy, Dhaka on the occasion of Ekusey Book Fair [Bangla Academy]. 13 February 2016.
  • Discussed on Rev. Krisnamohan Bandyapadhaya at Bangla Academy, Dhaka on the occasion of Ekusey Book Fair []Bangla Academy]. 22 February 2014.
  • Discussed on Literary Tradition of Khulna at the Divisional Museum in the Regional Seminar of Bangla Academy. 20 December 2013.

Membership

  • Director, Jana-Itihas Charcha Kendra, Dhaka [People's History Study Center]
  • Life Member, Bangladesh History Association (Dhaka)
  • Member, Bangladesh Itihas Sammilani (Dhaka)
  • Member, Itihas Academy (Dhaka)
  • Member, Genocide and Torture Museum (Khulna)
  • Member, Alumni Association, Department of History, Rajshahi University (Rajshahi)
  • Member, Alumni Association, Institute of Bangladesh Studies (IBS), Rajshahi University (Rajshahi)