Muntassir Mamun (b. 1951) was born in Dhaka, did his MA and Ph.D from Dhaka University. Currently, he is a professor in the Department of History, at Dhaka University. He is eminently known as a historian and also a writer. He has written a number of. books in the different branches of literature. He is a recipient of many awards. The Bangla Academy Award is one of them. His important research publications are Unish Satake Purba-Banger Samaj, Festivals of Bangladesh, Smriti-Bismsritir Nagar-Dhaka, Inside Bureaucracy: Bangladesh (co-author), Struggle for Civil Society in Bangladesh (co-author) and Unish Satake Bangladesher Sangbad Samyikpatra (9 vol).