Sonia Amin

Dr. Sonia Amin teaches history at the University of Dhaka and specialises in cultural/gender history of Bengal in the 19th and 20th centuries. She studied history at the university of Dhaka and Cambridge; and Sociology in the USA. Her monograph “The World of Muslim Women in Colonial Bengal” was published by E J Brill (Leiden) in 1996 and awarded a gold medal by the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh the following year. Dr Amin has been post-doctoral fellow at London University (SOAS), Cornell and the ISS, (The Hague). She has been translating prose and poetry from Bengali to English for over two decades and occasionally writes fiction and travel pieces.

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