Fakrul Alam

He is Professor of English at the University of Dhaka. His publications include: Rabindranath Tagore and National Identity Formation in Bangladesh: Essays and Reviews (Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2013); The Essential Tagore (Boston: Harvard UP and Viswa Bharati: Kolkata, 2011; with Radha Chakravarty); Imperial Entanglements and Literature in
English (writer’s ink: Dhaka, 2007); South Asian Writers in English (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2006); Jibanananda Das: Selected Poems (Dhaka: University Press Limited, 1999); Bharati Mukherjee (Twayne’s United States Authors Series. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1995). His translation of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Unfinished Memoirs was published in 2012 by University Press in Bangladesh, Penguin Books in India, and Oxford University Press in Pakistan. He received the SAARC Literature Award 2012 given at the SAARC Literature Festival of 2012 held at Lucknow India on 18 March 2012. He was awarded the Bangla Academy Puroshkar (Literature Award) in the Translation category for 2013 on February 24, 2013. Ocean of Sorrow, his translation of the late nineteenth century Bengali epic narrative, Bishad Sindhu by Mir Mosharraf Hussain, published by Bangla Academy in November 2016 is his most recent publication.