Najma Chowdhury

Bangladeshi academic

Najma Chowdhury (26 February 1942 – 8 August 2021) was a Bangladeshi academic. She was known for creating women studies in Bangladesh. She founded the Women and Gender Studies department of the University of Dhaka.[1] She was an advisor in the Muhammad Habibur Rahman caretaker government in 1996.[2] Chowdhury was born in Sylhet, then-Bengal Presidency.

Najma Chowdhury
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Dr. Najma Chowdhury
Born26 February 1942
Died8 August 2021 (aged 79)
Cause of deathCOVID-19
NationalityBangladeshi
OccupationAcademic
Years active1962–2008
Known forinstitutionalisation of gender and women education in Bangladesh
Spouse(s)Mainur Reza Chowdhury
ChildrenLamiya Chowdhury
Bushra Hasina Chowdhury
AwardsEkushey Padak (2008)
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
SOAS, University of London
Academic work
DisciplineWomen studies

Chowdhury died on 8 August 2021 in Dhaka from COVID-19, aged 79.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Workshop on gender begins". The Daily Star. 25 February 2007. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  2. "Spotlight on former caretaker advisors". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  3. Correspondent, Staff. "Educationist Nazma Chowdhury passes away". Prothomalo. Retrieved 2021-08-08.