Ahmed Kamal has been teaching History at the University of Dhaka since 1972. He obtained his PhD from the Australian National University, Canberra. He was a visiting scholar at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies from 1977-1979. He spent a year in the Yale University, USA, as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Agrarian Studies Program. He was also a Visiting Fellow in the University of Michigan, and Arbor, USA and York University, Toronto, Canada. He has published articles in academic journals an edited volumes and contributed research papers in many international seminars. He has also published Kaler Kallol, Itihash, Unnayon o Rajniti a collection of Bengali essays. Currently Professor Kamal is Chairman of the Department of History and also Director of the Centre for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences, University of Dhaka.