Razia Khan

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Razia Khan
Native name
রাজিয়া খান
Bornc. 1936
Died28 December 2011(2011-12-28) (aged 74–75)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Awardsfull list

Razia Khan Amin (1936 – 28 December 2011) was a Bangladeshi writer, poet and educationist.[1] She was also a journalist, theatre actor and columnist for newspapers.[1] She was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1997 for her contribution to education by the Government of Bangladesh.[2]

Education and career[edit]

Khan's father Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan was a politician and a social activist.[3]

Khan completed her bachelors and masters in English from the University of Dhaka.[4] She went to University of Birmingham on a scholarship from the British Council for higher studies.[4]

Khan joined the editorial board of the then Pakistan Observer (later renamed The Bangladesh Observer). She then joined as a faculty member of the Department of English of the University of Dhaka.[1]

At the age of 18, Khan wrote her first novel Bot tolar Upannayash in 1958.[4]



  • Bot tolar Upannayash (Novel of the Wayside, 1959)
  • Anukalpa (The Alrternative, 1959)
  • Proticitra (The Blue-Print, 1975)
  • Citra-kabya (Picturesque Verses, 1980)
  • He Mohajibon (O! Eternal Life, 1983)
  • Draupadi (1992)[4]
  • Padatik (The Pedestrian, 1996)
  • Brhastonir
  • Shikhor Himaddrir
  • Bandi Bihongo[4]



  1. ^ a b c "Razia Khan Amin's 2nd anniversary of death today". The Daily Star. 28 December 2013.
  2. ^ "একুশে পদকপ্রাপ্ত সুধীবৃন্দ" [Ekushey Padak winners list] (in Bengali). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Those who passed on…". The Daily Star. 2012-01-01. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Shamim Ahsan (31 October 2003). "An Unpretentious Writer". The Daily Star. Retrieved 22 July 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hashmi, Alamgir (2005). "Khan, Razia (1935-)". In Benson, Eugene; Conolly, L. W. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Literatures in English. London: Routledge – via Credo Reference.