Studying the Sultanate Period: Sources and Methods of History - By Muhammad Mojlum Khan (Author, The Muslim 100 (2008); The Muslim Heritage of Bengal (2013) and The Muslim Heritage of the West (early 2017); Fellow, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain; Director, Bengal Muslim Research Institute the UK). Saturday, 8 October 2016, Kobi Nazrul Centre, London, UK.

PowerPoint Slides: Studying the Sultanate Period

8-16 OCTOBER 2016

Brick Lane Circle’s is organising its Seventh Annual Bengal History Week during 8-16 October 2016, which aims to help generate greater levels of interest on the learning of the history of Bengal.


SATURDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2016 - Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR

Launch of Bangladesh 2021: A critical history initiative

A challenge to all Bangladeshis - help produce fifty great works of Bangladeshi history in five years.

In 2021 Bangladesh will be half a century old as an independent country. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Bangladesh Brick Lane Circle invites all interested Bangladeshis to become critical historians and help produce at least fifty great works of history by 2021.


Workshops on research methodologies, sources of information and history writings.

‘The Historian’s Craft’ Revisited - by Dr. Layli Uddin

Studying the Sultanate period in Bengal (1203-1576) - by Muhammad Mojlum Khan


Sunday 9 October 2016
2.30-4.30pm. Lab 7, Idea Store Whitechapel

'Citizens' or 'Aliens'? Lascar settlement in Britain (1900-1946) - by Naina Manjrekar


Monday 10 October 2016, 6.30-8.30pm. Lab 2, Idea Store Whitechapel

Mental Maps of Pre-Colonial Bengal - by Dr Richard David William


Tuesday 11 October 2016, 6.30-8.30pm. Lab 1, Idea Store Whitechapel

Migration Plan and its Influence on Integration Strategic among Bangladeshi Migrants in Italy: A first glance at the data - by Valeria Giannuzzi


Wednesday 12 October 2016, 6.30-8.30pm. Lab 5, Idea Store Whitechapel

‘Omitted due to insignificance’: the significance of autobiography in archiving colonial theatre histories: the case of Nati Binodini - By Dr Priyanka Basu


Thursday 13 October 2016, 6.30-8.30pm. Lab 1, Idea Store Whitechapel

The first voyage of the East India Company under Captain James Lancaster (1601-3) and Edmund Scot’s ‘A Discourse of Java, and of the first English Factory there, with divers Indian, English, and Dutch Occurrences’ (1602-5) – by Dr M Ahmedullah


Saturday 15 October 2016, 11am-1pm

Popular East India Company Dockside walk - by Dr Georgie Wemyss

Places are free but advance booking only. Meeting place will be provided to those who are booked on the walk.


Saturday 15 October 2016, 2.45-4.15pm. Idea Store Whitechape

Historical evolution of the East London Mosque - by Professor Humayun Ansar OBE


Sunday 16 October 2016, 2.30-6.30pm
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

Changing trends of Bangladeshi marriages in the UK - a half a day conference

Bngladeshi marriages in the UK - a half a day conference

Changing culture of British Bengali marriages - by Salam Jones

Forced Marriage, so called "Honour-based Violence" and community engagement - by Dr Nazia Khanum OBE

Marriage ceremonies, competitions and costs - by Rooful Ali

Marriage related stressors & mental health - by Dr Sidrah Muntaha

Panel discussion: the above speakers plus Shahida Rahman and Sufiya Ahmed


Stand-up comedy show - host by Asif Baul

Details TBC


Wednesday 9 November 2016, 6.30-8.30pm. Date Rescheduled from October 2016. Venue TBC

Readings from The Spectral Wound. Sexual Violence, Public Memories and the Bangladesh War of 1971 – by Dr Nayanika Mookherjee


For further details and to book a place on any of the events please email or phone 07914119282 www.bricklanecircle.orgype your paragraph here.

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