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Salimullah Khan (Template:Lang-bn; born 18 August 1958) is a Bangladeshi academic, columnist, essayist and critic.


Salimullah Khan's parental home is in Cox's Bazar.He passed his SSC(matriculation) exam from Chittagong Cantonment High School. Later he was admitted to Chittagong College. He studied Law at the University of Dhaka. In 1976, he met noted intellectual Ahmed Sofa, who introduced him to Professor Abdur Razzaq. In 1983, he joined University of Rajshahi as a teacher.[1] For a brief period, he taught at the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka. In 1986, he went to the United States for studying Economics. Returning home, he joined a private university as a faculty. He worked as the Chief Academic Advisor and a professor in the Department of Law at Stamford University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.[2] Currently he is a Professor of General Education at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.[3]

Intellectual career

Salimullah Khan first came to prominence during his days as a student at the University of Dhaka when he wrote a book on Abdur Razzaq's famous lecture: “Bangladesh: State of the Nation" in 1981. While a student, he edited a periodical called Praxis Journal. Currently he regularly contributes articles in Bengali and English newspapers in Bangladesh. Salimullah Khan writes mainly on history, philosophy, politics, literature, and psychoanalysis. He has written a number of articles on colonialism and imperialism, Bengali language, 1857 War of Indian Independence, 1947 partition, communalism[4][5] and the relationship between religion and politics,[6][7] Bangladesh Liberation War, and also wrote on issues such as the Rohingya question,[8] etc. Khan has also written on Lalon Shah,[9] Ramaprasad Chanda,[10] Kazi Nazrul Islam,[11] Jasimuddin,[12] Roquia Sakhawat Hussain, Ahmed Sofa,[13] Abul Hasan, film maker Tareque Masud[14] and some of his contemporaries. He wrote philosophical commentaries on the works of Charles Baudelaire,[15] Walter Benjamin, Michel Foucault,[16] Frantz Fanon,[17] Claude Lévi-Strauss, Edward Said,[18] Aime Cesaire,[19] Talal Asad[20] and many others.

Khan has translated the works of Plato, James Rennell,[21] Jacques Lacan,[22] Charles Baudelaire,[23] Frantz Fanon, Dorothee Sölle into Bengali. He is associated with a number of organisations such as Center for Asian Arts and Cultures, Ahmad Sofa RashtraSabha, etc. Salimullah Khan has held seminar sessions at the Center for Asian Arts and Cultures on different thinkers and issues.Template:Undue-inline


Khan's views are influenced by Karl Marx and Jacques Lacan.[24] He has been critical of Rabindranath Tagore's prescriptions on Bengali orthography.[25] Khan advocates wider official use of Bengali language in Bangladesh.[26] In a speech subsequently published as an article,[27] Khan questioned the quality of Amartya Sen's Bengali prose and of discussion on certain classical economists Template:VagueTemplate:FullTemplate:Discuss.

In a 2011 debate arranged by, Salimullah Khan critiqued the portrayal of the Bangladesh Liberation War in the film Meherjaan.[28]

In the backdrop of Shahbagh Movement in Dhaka, Salimullah Khan came out in strong support of the movement,[29] and denounced communal attacks.


2013 Salimullah Khan, "Rule of Torture, Rites of Terror and the Mirror of Fascism: A Further Tribute To Frantz Fanon" in Md Shariful Islam (ed.), Human Rights and Governance: Bangladesh (Hong Kong: ALRC): 31–50

2012 REPRINT Allahr Badshahi: Selected poems of Dorothe Soelle, Poetry translation, Second revised edition (Dhaka: Agamee Prakashani and CAAC)

2011 Shadhinota Bebshay, Essay (Dhaka: Agamee Prakashani and CAAC)[30]

2010 Ahmad Sofa Shonjiboni, Essay (Dhaka: Agamee Prakashani and CAAC)

2010 REPRINT Collected Works of Plato, volume 1, Co-translation and editing, Second revised edition (Dhaka: Mizan Publishers)

2009 Adamboma, Essay (Dhaka: Agamee Prakashani and CAAC)

2009 Silence: On crimes of power, Essay (Dhaka: Samhati and CAAC)

2009 REPRINT Satya Saddam Hussein and ‘Srajerdoula’, Essay, Second expanded edition (Dhaka: Agamee Prakashani and CAAC)

2009 REPRINT Behat Biplop 1971, Editing, Second expanded edition (Dhaka: Agamee Prakashani and CAAC)[31]

2008 Ami Tumi Shey, Essay (Dhaka: Sangbed and CAAC)

2007 Satya Saddam Hussein and ‘Srajerdoula’, Essay (Dhaka: CAAC)

2007 Behat Biplop 1971, Editing (Dhaka: Onnesha and CAAC)

2005 Freud Porar Bhumika, Editing (Dhaka: CAAC)

2005 Collected Works of Plato, volume 1, Co-translation and editing (Dhaka: Oboshor)

2003 REPRINT Bangladesh: Jatiyo Obosthar Chalchitro, Essay, Third expanded edition (Dhaka: Bangla)

1998 Allahr Badshahi: Selected poems of Dorothe Soelle, Poetry translation (Dhaka: Samabesh)

1993 REPRINT Bangladesh: Jatiyo Obosthar Chalchitro, Essay, Second edition (Dhaka: Praxis Oddyaon Somity)

1983 Bangladesh: Jatiyo Obosthar Chalchitro, Essay (Dhaka: Praxis Oddyaon Somity)

1981 Ek Akasher Swapno, Poetry (Dhaka: Praxis Oddyaon Somity)


  1. "Template:Citation error" (in bn). 24 August 2012. Archived from the original on 31 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. Retrieved 30 December 2011. Template:Wayback
  3. "ULAB Community: Salimullah Khan". ULAB. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  4. Salimullah Khan. "সাম্প্রদায়িক রাজনীতির বিষম পরিণাম". Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  5. Salimullah Khan. "সাম্প্রদায়িকতা". Bonik Barta. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  6. Salimullah Khan. "এসলাম ও ধর্মনিরপেক্ষ রাষ্ট্র অথবা খেলাফত আন্দোলনের করুণ পরিণতি". Bangladesh Pratidin. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  7. Salimullah Khan. "রাষ্ট্র আর জাতীয় সমাজ: বাদশাহি আমলের ধর্মনীতি". Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  8. Salimullah Khan (5 January 2013). "আরাকানের মুসলমান আর চট্টগ্রামের বৌদ্ধ জনগণ". Bonik Barta. Retrieved 6 January 2012. Template:Dead linkTemplate:Cbignore
  9. Salimullah Khan. "'আমি'র বিয়োগ অথবা ফকির লালনের সাধনা". Samakal. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  10. Salimullah Khan. "রমাপ্রসাদ চন্দ সম্বন্ধে দুই কথা". আহ্মদ ছফা বিদ্যালয়. Retrieved 15 February 2012. Template:Dead link
  11. Salimullah Khan (20 May 2011). "নজরুল ইসলাম ও ওয়াল্ট হুইটম্যান". Samakal. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  12. Salimullah Khan. "বাজে জসীমউদ্দীন". Retrieved 14 February 2012. Template:Dead link
  13. Salimullah Khan (15 August 2010). "আহমদ ছফার উত্তর". Retrieved 14 February 2012. Template:Dead link
  14. Salimullah Khan (15 August 2010). "আমার শিক্ষক তারেক মাসুদ". Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  15. Salimullah Khan (2011). "Art and truth in the discourse of photography". Depart. Retrieved 15 February 2012. Template:Dead link
  16. Salimullah Khan. "মিশেল ফুকোর বাতিজ্বালানি". Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  17. Salimullah Khan. "ফ্রানস ফানোঁ". আহমদ ছফা বিদ্যালয়. Retrieved 15 February 2012. Template:Dead link
  18. Salimullah Khan (18 October 2007). "কংকরবোমা : ফ্রয়েড, এডোয়ার্ড সায়িদ ও এয়ুরোপের বিজাতি". Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  19. Salimullah Khan. "এমে সেজের লিখিত উপনিবেশ ব্যবসায়ের কাহিনি (১ম কিস্তি)". Retrieved 15 February 2012. Template:Dead linkTemplate:Cbignore
  20. Salimullah Khan (29 December 2007). "আদম বোমা (১) । পশ্চিমা সাম্রাজ্যের বর্ণপরিচয়।". Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  21. Salimullah Khan. "জেমস রেনেল ও তাঁহার রোজনামচা ১৭৬৪-৬৭". Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  22. Salimullah Khan (12 January 2008). "জাক লাকাঁ কথিত 'অন্তর্জগতে যাহা না মিশিলে কোন সহজই জন্মায় না সেই পরকীয়া বা গঠনের কথা'". Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  23. Salimullah Khan. "সাম্রাজ্যবাদের যুগে দুই বিশ্বের কবিতা". Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  24. Salimullah Khan (17 May 1954). "Despotism by other means". Dhaka: New Age. Retrieved 14 February 2012. Template:Dead link
  25. Salimullah Khan. "বাংলা বানানের যম ও নিয়ম". notundhara. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  26. ""বাংলা ভাষা বলে একটি বিশেষ ভাষা নেই, বাংলা বহু ভাষা।" সলিমুল্লাহ খানের সঙ্গে আলাপ". 18 August 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  27. Salimullah Khan, অমর্ত্য সেনের জীবনযাত্রা ও অর্থনীতি'র ভাষা প্রসঙ্গে: কি আনন্দ সন্তান ধারণে? Republished in পূর্ব বাঙলার ভাষা 
  28. "মেহেরজান বিতর্ক (কিস্তি ৮)". 26 July 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  29. "যুদ্ধাপরাধীদের বিচারের উদ্যোগ নিয়েও তা করতে না পারলে গণপ্রজাতন্ত্র আকারে বাংলাদেশ থাকবে কিনা সন্দেহ আছে". Bonik Barta. Retrieved 28 March 2013. Template:Dead linkTemplate:Cbignore
  31. "Behat Biplopb 1971 :বেহাত বিপ্লব ১৯৭১". Boi-Mela. Retrieved 14 February 2012.