Anu Muhammad

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Anu Muhammad
Born (1956-09-22) September 22, 1956 (age 57)
Nationality Bangladeshi
Institution Jahangirnagar University
Field Political economics
Alma mater Jahangirnagar University
Information at IDEAS/RePEc

Anu Muhammad Anisur Rahman, better known by Anu Muhammad (Bengali: আনু মুহাম্মদ; born 1956), is a Bangladeshi Economist and political activist. He is a professor at Jahangirnagar University where he has taught economics since 1982 and taught anthropology from 1991 to 2005. He was a visiting professor at University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba in 2001 and stayed at Columbia University as a visiting Scholar in 1993. His research is focused on globalization, social transformation, gender issues, non-governmental organizations and energy.

Political views[edit]

Besides his academic activities, Anu Muhammad is also a political activist against repression and discrimination, therefore against capitalism, imperialism, racism, patriarchy and oppression. His involvement in resistance and his appearance in TV talk shows led to a death threat in February 2008.[1] He was injured by the police in September 2009 during a demonstration protesting exploration deals granted to two international oil companies.[2][3] This event led to a protest by the Bangladesh Economic Association[4] and to an open letter condemning the event signed by academics from around the world.[5]


Anu Muhammad is the author of more than 30 books

1983, 2010. Biswa Pujibad O Bangladesher Anunnayan (World Capitalism and Underdevelopment of Bangladesh), Karim Prakashani. Sanghati, Dhaka.

1985, 2000. Bangladesher Grameen Samaj O Arthaniti (Rural Society and Economy of Bangladesh), Dripta Prakashani, Meera Prakashani, Dhaka.

1988, 1999. Bangladeshe Unnayan Shankat ebang NGO Model (Crisis of Development and the NGO Model in Bangladesh), Prachinta Prakashani, Dhaka.

1989. Bangladesher Kotipati,Madhyabitto O Sramik (Multimillionaires,Middle Class and Workers), Chalantika Baighar, Dhaka.

1990. Anunnata Deshe Samajtanra: Sangram O Aviggata ( Socialism in Underdeveloped Countries: Struggle and Experience), Pratik Prakashani, Dhaka.

1991, 2002. Krantikaler Biswa-arthaniti ebang Unnoyan Samrajya ( World Economy in transition and Development Empire), Bastu Prakashani, Meera Prakashani, Dhaka.

1992. Samaj, Samay ebong Manusher Larai (Society, Time and Struggle of Human-being), Shandesh, Dhaka.

1993, 2006.Punjir Antarjatikikaran ebong Anunnata Biswa ( Internationalization of Capital and Underdeveloped World), Center for Social Studies, Dhaka University. (Sraban in 2006).

1994. Dharma, Rashtra ebong Gonotantrik Andolon (Religion, State and Democratic Struggle), Charbak, Dhaka.

1995.Columbuser America ‘Abishkar’ O Bahujatik Manushera (Columbus’s ‘Discovery’ of America and Multinational faces ), Jatiyo Grantha Prakashan, Dhaka.

1995. Bangladesher Unnoyan ki Asamvab?( Is Development of Bangladesh impossible?), Jatiyo Grantha Prakashan, Dhaka.

1997, 2005, 2012. Nari,Purush O Samaj (Gender and Society), Sanghati, Dhaka.

2000. Rashtra O Rajniti: Bangladesher Dui Doshok (State and Politics: Two decades of Bangladesh), Sandesh, Dhaka.

2000. Bangladesher Arthinitir Chalchitra (Scanning Bangladesh Economy), Sraban, Dhaka.

2001. Atonker Somaj Sontraser Arthiniti (Society of Fear Economy of Violence), Mira Prokashan, Dhaka.

2001. Arthasastrer Mulniti (Principles of Economics), Bangladesh Open University, Dhaka.

2002. Bangladesher Tel-Gas: Kar Ssompod Kar Bipod (Oil and Gas in Bangladesh: Whose Resource Whose Liability), Jatiyo Grantha Prakashan, Dhaka.

2003, 2011. Biswaner Boiporitya (Contrariety of Globalization). Sraban, Dhaka.

2005. Bangladesher Arthinir Gotimukh (Direction Of Bangladesh Economy), Sraban, Dhaka.

2006. Unnoyoner Rajniti(Politics of Development), Shuchipatra, Dhaka.

2007, 2011. Biplober Swapnabhumi Cuba pujibadi Biswayane Latin America (Cuba the dreamland of Revolution and Latin America in Globalized Capitalism), Sraban, Dhaka

2007. Phulbari Kansat Garments 2006, Sraban, Dhaka

2007, 2011. Development or Destruction, Essays on Global Hegemony, Corporate Grabbing and Bangladesh, Sraban, Dhaka

2008. Kothai Jachche Bangladesh, (Where Bangladesh is heading to) Sanghati.

2009. Arokkhito Desh Arokkhito Manush, (Unprotected country unprotected people) Adorn.

2010. Arthastra Porichoi (Introduction to Economics), Sanghati.

2010. Anu Muhammader Sakkhatkar, (Interviews), Rodela.

2010. sottor doshoke (In the Seventies)

2011. Punjir Antorgoto Probonota (Inherent dynamics of capital), Sanghati.

2012. shamorik shashone Bangladesh (Bangladesh under Military Rule)

Anu Muhammad has edited Bangladesh at 25: A Discourse on Development in Bangladesh together with Abdul Bayes in 1988, and Ashabuddin Ahmed Rochonaboli. He is also editor of Meghbarta,an online forum for activism[6][7]


  1. ^ "Death threat to Anu condemned", Bangladesh News, February 27, 2008.
  2. ^ "Attack on Anu Muhammad appalls civic leaders", Priyo News, September 4, 2009.
  3. ^ "Motia, Imam and Hanif visit Prof Anu Muhammad at hospital",, September 4, 2009.
  4. ^ "BEA slams police attack on Prof Anu Muhammad", The Financial Express, September 5, 2009.
  5. ^ "Oil Companies: Hands Off Bangladesh",, October 9, 2009.
  6. ^ The Intute Consortium
  7. ^ Meghbarta website

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