Enayetur Rahim attended Rajshahi University, receiving his BA (Hons.) in 1957 and an MA in 1959. A Fulbright scholar, he received another MA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966. He obtained his Ph.D in history from Georgetown University in 1973. Dr. Rahim has taught history at Rajshahi University and the University of Minnesota. He is currently teaching South Asian history at Georgetown University. Prof. Rahim is the author of several monographs, including Provincial Autonomy in Bengal (1937-1943), Institute of Bangladesh Studies, 1981. A Bengali translation is scheduled for publication in 1999 by the Bangla Academy. He has also contributed several articles on Bangladesh's history, society, and politics. He is currently working on a book on the electoral politics in Bangladesh.