Syed Abul Maksud

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Syed Abul Maksud
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Born (1946-10-23) 23 October 1946 (age 71)
Elachipur, Manikganj, Bengal Presidency, British India (now Bangladesh)
Occupation Writer
Language Bengali
Nationality Bangladeshi
Alma mater University of Dhaka
Notable awards Bangla Academy

Syed Abul Maksud (Bengali: সৈয়দ আবুল মকসুদ; born 23 October 1946) is a Bangladeshi journalist, columnist, research scholar, essayist, and writer. He is acclaimed for his critical and research work.[1] He is a regular contributor to the Daily Prothom Alo. His essays on literature, society, culture and politics are much appreciated[by whom?] for his clear view, lucid language and simple style.[1] He carried out substantive research works on "the lives of famous litterateurs such as Rabindranath Tagore, Buddhadeva Bose", Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Syed Waliullah etc.[2] His Journal of Germany is a popular travel book.[1] In 1995 he has been awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award by Bangla Academy for his contributions to Bengali Literature.[1]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Juddha O Manusher Murkhata (1988)
  • Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasanir jiban, Karmakanda, rajniti o darshan (1986)
  • Gandhi, Nehru and Noakhali (2008)
  • Dhakar Buddhadeb Basu (2011)
  • Syed Waliullah'r Jibon O Shahitya
  • Rabindranather Darmatatwa O Darshan (2012)


  1. ^ a b c d Selina Hossain, Nurul Islam and Mobarak Hossain, ed. (2000). Bangla Academy Dictionary of Writers. Dhaka: Bangla Academy. p. 183. ISBN 984-07-4052-0. 
  2. ^ "A literary life in retrospect". The Daily Star. Dhaka. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 

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