Commemorating Sheikh Mujib: The Greatest Bengali of the Millennium
Edited by Shamsad Mortuza
The commemorative volume on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a bilingual edition, edited by National Professor Rafiqul Islam and Professor Shamsad Mortuza, is a tribute from the ULAB family to the hallowed memory of the architect of an independent nation-state Bangladesh. The volumes include thirteen essays, written and translated by ULAB faculty and associates, and are published in the birth centenary celebration of Bangabandhu as a modest but meaningful contribution to the ongoing discourse on Mujib-100.
Shamsad Mortuza is an academic administrator, educator, poet, translator, and columnist. He is Professor of English at the University of Dhaka who served as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) from 2018- 2022. He attended the University of Arizona as a Fulbright scholar. He received his PhD in English from Birkbeck College, the University of London for his dissertation on The Figure of the Shaman in Contemporary British Poetry. In 2013 he went to UCLA as a senior Fulbright postdoctoral fellow. He has six books, and 30 articles and book chapters to his credit. He is the editor of Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies and Journal of Bangladesh National Museum. He writes a popular weekly column “Blowing in the Wind” for The Daily Star. He serves on the editorial board of the literary journal, Six Seasons Review.