Journalist Syed Badrul Ahsan’s birthday today


Dailynewsun Desk:

Veteran journalist and Editor-in-charge of The Asian Age, Syed Badrul Ahsan is celebrating his birthday today (February 13).

Recently, the eminent journalist has been nominated for the Press Institute Bangladesh (PIB)- ‘Sohel Samad Memorial Award 2020’ for his great contribution to editorial column writing.

Syed Badrul Ahsan is a very popular name to his present and former colleagues and surely to his pedantic readers. He has a great soul that surpasses his professional skills.

To his colleagues- Syed Badrul Ahsan is a great man, to learners- he is a great mentor, to young journalists- he is an inspiration, to literary lovers- his fingers that assemble words give joy to hearts, to some pedantic readers- Syed Badrul Ahsan is a great historian, to his students- Syed Badrul Ahsan is a great teacher.

Syed Badrul Ahsan tied the knot with Syeda Zakia Ahsan on July 31 in 1978. The eminent journalist loves his home village in Araihazar Upazila of Narayanganj District in Dhaka Division, Bangladesh.

Professional Syed Badrul Ahsan at a glance:
Veteran Journalist Syed Badrul Ahsan is Editor-in-Charge of The Asian Age, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He served as Press Minister at the Bangladesh High Commission, London from 1997 to 2000.

Syed Badrul Ahsan with beloved wife Syeda Zakia Ahsan. Photo: Courtesy

Ahsan has been part of adjunct faculties at Dhaka University, Independent University Bangladesh, and University of Liberal Arts. Syed Badrul Ahsan is a member of The Reading Circle (TRC) in Dhaka, and has been a Fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi.

He contributes to Dhaka Courier, First News, Dhaka Tribune, Bangla Tribune, Our Time, Indian Express, Asian Affairs, and South Asia Monitor.

Books Written by Syed Badrul Ahsan:

1. From Rebel To Founding Father: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
by Syed Badrul Ahsan | Mar 7, 2013

2. Glory and Despair The Politics of Tajuddin Ahmad
by Syed Badrul Ahsan | Jan 1, 2018

3. History Makers in our Times
by Syed Badrul Ahsan | Jan 1, 2018

4. Selected Writings and Speeches of Syed Badrudduja
by Syed Badrul Syed, Mohammed Ali; Ali, Syed Ashraf; Ahsan | Jan 1, 1995

Research Works by Syed Badrul Ahsan:

1. The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Divided Nation: Declan Walsh. Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2020.      ISBN 978-1-4088-6846-1

2. The Fragrance of Tears: My friendship with Benazir Bhutto: Victoria Schofield. Head of Zeus, London, 2020.     ISBN 9781789544459

3. Messengers of Hindu Nationalism: How the RSS Reshaped India: Walter Andersen & Shridhar D. Damle. Hurst and Company, London, 2019.    ISBN 9 7817 8738 0257

4. Hungry Nation: Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India: Benjamin Robert Siegel. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2018.     ISBN 9 7811 0844 1964

5. Keshab: Bengal’s Forgotten Prophet: John A. Stevens. Hurst and Company, London, 2018.    ISBN 9 7818 4904 9016

6. Philip Short. Mao: The Man Who Made China


8. Daniel Haines. Rivers Divided: Indus Basin Waters in The Making of India and Pakistan

9. Yoshikuni Igarashi. Homecomings: The Belated Return of Japan’s Lost Soldiers

10. Sten Rynning (ed). South Asia and the Great Powers: International Relations and Regional Security

11. Nayanika Mookherjee. The Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories, and the Bangladesh War of 1971

12. Debjani Sengupta. The Partition of Bengal: Fragile Borders and New Identities