JOURNAL
O F
THE ASIATIC SOCIETY OF BANGLADESH
(HUMANITIES)

Vol. 59   
No. 1  
June 2014

 

 

 

Editor

Akmal Hussain

Associate Editor

A.S.M. Ali Ashraf

 

                                             

ASIATIC SOCIETY OF BANGLADESH

 

EDITORIAL  BOARD

Chairperson                                  Professor Z.N. Tahmida Begum
Editor                                           Professor Akmal Hussain
Associate Editor                           Dr. A.S.M. Ali Ashraf
Members                                      Professor K.M. Mohsin
                                                     Professor Perween Hasan
                                                     Professor Ahmed A. Jamal
                                                     Professor Md. Akhtaruzzaman
                                                       

Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), is published by the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh in June and December every year. Scholarly articles relating to Peoples and Nature of Asia are considered for publication in the Journal. It also receives books for reviewing.

Correspondence : All correspondence may be addressed to: Editor, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), 5, Old Secretariat Road, Nimtali, Ramna, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

Telephone  : (880+2) 9576391, E-mail: asiaticsociety.bd@gmail.com
Website     : www.asiaticsociety.org.bd                                                                       

Published by                     The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

Price                                 Tk. 200.00 (Two hundred taka)

ISSN                                 1015-6836

 


Guidelines for Contributors

The Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh is a peer-reviewed journal. Manuscripts submitted for publication in the journal should be printed, double-spaced on one side of A4 size paper with generous margins, and should not normally exceed 10,000 words. In addition, a soft copy of the manuscript should be submitted. A quotation that will run more than fifty words should be set off as a single-spaced, double-indented paragraph. Notes and references should be numbered consecutively throughout and be placed at the foot of the page. Tables should be given separate numbers in the manuscript, such as Table 1, Table 2, etc. with running headings.


Notes and References should be cited as follows:
1.     P.J. Marshall, Bengal: The British Bridgehead, The Cambridge History of India, (Cambridge 1987), p. 77.
2.     Willem Van Schendel, ‘Economy of the Working Classes’. Sirajul Islam (ed.), History of Bangladesh 1704-1971, Vol. II, (Economic History), (Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 1992), pp. 542-99.
3.     W.H. Morris-Jones, “Pakistan Post-Mortem and the Roots of Bangladesh”, Political Quarterly, Vol. 18 (April-June), 1972, pp. 187-200.

DECLARATION

A manuscript which is concurrently under consideration by another journal or press or which has been published elsewhere will not be considered for publication in the Journal.
The author of a paper will sign a declaration to the effect that (i) the work submitted has been written by him/her; s/he takes public responsibility for the content of the paper; (iii) the content of the paper has not been published before in any referred journal or has not been submitted to such journal for publication; and (iv) s/he accords consent to the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh to publish the paper.

BOOK REVIEW

Books sent to the journal for review should be given in duplicate.


CONTENTS

BREAKING THE MYTH OF THE ‘WHITE WOMAN’S BURDEN’: FEMALE MISSIONARIES IN BENGAL AND THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF ZENANA EDUCATION
Asha Islam Nayeem

A FRESH ASSESSMENT OF GOPACANDRA IN THE LIGHT OF NUMISMATIC EVIDENCE
Shariful Islam and Sayeeda Nasrin 

EVOLUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES IN BANGLADESH (1972-2010)
Md. Mokarrom Hossan 

EXPLAINING RECENT INTELLIGENCE REFORMS IN BANGLADESH
A.S.M. Ali Ashraf

REPRESENTATION OF PHULBARI COAL MINE ISSUE IN DOCUMENTARY FILMS OF BANGLADESH
Sabrina Sultana Chowdhury and Jannatul Ferdous Jhuma 

PEACE-BUILDING IN THE CHITTAGONG HILL TRACTS (CHT): INSTITUTIONAL APPROACH
Ananda Bikash Chakma 

US CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS SALES TO TAIWAN: CHINA’S RESPONSE SINCE 1979
Mohammad Morad Hossain Khan 

NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR/MISSILE THREATS AND THE EFFICACY OF THE U.S.-SOUTH KOREAN ALLIANCE IN SHAPING REGIONAL SECURITY ORDER
Ehsanul Haque

POLITICS OF NATURAL DISASTERS: MODELING PRESIDENTIAL RESPONSE TIME TO NATURAL DISASTERS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1960–2005
Zahid A. Choudhury

DEBUNKING THE MYTHS OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE: TOWARDS A POLITICAL ECOLOGY OF THE MANDI OF MADHUPUR, BANGLADESH
Samina Luthfa

Book Review

 MUSLIM FAMILY LAW, SECULAR COURTS AND MUSLIM WOMEN OF SOUTH ASIA: A STUDY IN JUDICIAL ACTIVISM
Abdullah Al Faruque