MUSLIMS, NATION AND THE WORLD : Life and Thought of Abul Hashim, Leader of the Bengal Muslim League
Abul Hashim was the Secretary of the Bengal Provincial Muslim League in 1943-47. Under his dynamic leadership the Bengal League grew into the middle class based organization in both urban and rural areas. After he left this post in February 1947, he worked for a ‘United Bengal’ along with H.S. Suhrawardy and Sarat Chandra Bose at the critical moment of history. Hashim moved to Dhaka in 1950, and became one of the leading figures in the language movement of East Bengal in 1952.
The author traced a life of Abul Hashim full of vicissitudes on the basis of his writings and related studies, and examined the meaning of his political and social thought in the contemporary history.
Sho Kuwajima,is Professor Emeritus of South Asian Studies, Osaka University of Foreign Studies. He studies at the Indian School of International Studies in 1962-66, and was Senior Fellow at the Indian Council of Social Science Research in 1988-90. He was awarded Professor Sukumar Sen Memorial Gold Medal for 2003 from the Asiatic Society, Kolkata.