Fakrul Alam is Professor of English at the University of Dhaka and currently a member of the Dhaka University Teacher’s Association and the Dhaka University Senate. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and a Visiting Associate Professor at Clemson University, USA, and has also been Visiting Professor at India’s Jadavpur University and Visva-Bharati. He was a member of the jury of the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for 2003 (Eurasia region) and was an adjudicator for the DSC South Asian Prize for Literature, 2011.
He is also the author of Imperial Entanglements and Literature in English (Dhaka: writer’s ink, 2007); South Asian Writers in English (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2006); Jibananada Das: Selected Poems (Dhaka: UPL, 199); Bharati Mukherjee (Boston: Twayne’s Contemporary United States Authors, 1996) and Daniel Defoe: Colonial Propagandist (Dhaka: University of Dhaka Publications, 1989). He has been editor of Dhaka University Studies, Part A (Humanities) and the Asiatic Society Journal. His most recent work, which he has co-authored with Radha Chakravarty, is The Essential Tagore (Boston, Mass.: Harvard UP, April 2011 and Kolkata, Visva-Bharati, September, 2011). His translations of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Unfinished Memoirs will be published in May 2012 by University Press Ltd. in Bangladesh and Penguin Books elsewhere. Forthcoming in 2012 also are collections of essays entitled Rabindranath Tagore and Bangladeshi National Identity Formation to be published by Bangla Academy and a special issue of the online journal Asiatic on South Asian diasporic writing that he will be guest-editing.