Sharmin Rezowana

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Sharmin Rezowana

Assistant Professor

Comilla University
Cumilla-3506, Bangladesh,

I graduated from Jahangirnagar University (BSS and MSS) under the Department of Archaeology. Before joining Comilla University, I worked as a Deputy Director of Oitihya-Onneswan (2012-2019), a leading archaeological research-based organization, which conducts archaeological exploration and excavation in prominent historical sites in Bangladesh (Wari-Bateshwar, Munsigonj/Vikrampur, etc) and takes initiative for heritage management & Public Archaeology. I have also worked as a research assistant at ICSBA (International Center for Study of Bengal Art) from 2004-2006. Besides, I regularly contribute to various national, online newspapers and blogs about the art heritage of Bangladesh.

M.S.S. Jahangirnagar University Archaeology 2001
B.S.S. Jahangirnagar University Archaeology 2000

Grameenphone Ltd, Bangladesh
2007 - 2013

International Center For Study of Bengal Art, Bangladesh
Research Assistant
2005 - 2005

2023. A Reappraisal of the Unique Early Medieval Nataraja Siva Idols from Natgrah Temple in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh, Kalkalpa, IGNCA Journal of Arts, Vol-VII, No-2, Delhi, India.

2022.'Goddess Chamunda in the Sculptural Art of Bengal',  Banglar Puratattva, Vol-5, Kolkata, India

2022. ‘The Process of Childbirth of the Malo Women in Bangladesh: Birth Ritual Based on Archaeological Evidence and Ethnographic Observation’, Contemporary Voice of Dalit, SAGE, India, DOI: 10.1177/2455328X221094366.

2021, "An Unpublished and Newly Found Arya-Ashtamavaya-Tara from Varendra Research Museum: The Iconographic study", Vol-26, Journal of Bengal Art, pp-629-638, International Center for Study of Bengal Art, Dhaka

2021. ‘The lady under the tree: A newly discovered Ashokakanta-Marici from Vikrampur’, Pratnatattva , Vol-27, The Journal of Dept. of Archaeology, pp-15-24, Janagirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka

2020.A Study On The Images Of Avalokiteshvara From Samatata', Journal of Rajshahi Science and Technology University, Vol-2, No-1,  RUST, Nator, Bangladesh.

2020. ‘Aquatic Species in Terracotta Art of Pre-Medieval Bengal”, jointly with Dr. Mohammed Shohrab Uddin, Published on Silver Jubilee Volume of The Journal of Bengal Art, Vol-25, pp-701-715, International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, Dhaka, 2020. 

2019. ‘An Unpublished Heruka image from Vikrampur, Bangladesh’, Journal of Rajshahi Science and Technology University, Vol-1, pp-83-87, RUST, Nator, Bangladesh.

2019. ‘Parnasabari: Goddess of small-pox from Bengal”, Silver Jubilee Volume the Journal of Dept of Archaeology Vol-25, pp-123-129, Janagirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka

2017. ‘Representation of Lotus on Terracotta Plaques 4th to 13th Century CE’ published in ICON Journal of Archaeology and Culture Vol.4, edited by Amiya Chandra, pp-199-209, 2017. Delhi

2016, বাংলাদেশে প্রাপ্ত নৃত্য গনেশ মূর্তিঃ একটি সাধারণ পর্যালোচনা (Dancing Ganesa images from Bangladesh)The Comilla University Journal of Arts, Comilla University, Vol-20, edited by M. M. Shariful Karim.

2015. ‘Krishna legend portrayal in terracotta plaques of recently excavated Temple in Vabodeva Vihara",’ The Journal of Bengal Art, Vol-20, ICSBA, Dhaka. 

2014,  ‘পোড়ামাটির ফলকচিত্রে প্রাচীন বাংলার নৃত্য-গীত(Dance and Music in Ancient Terracotta Plaques of Bengal)' “প্রত্নতত্ত্ব Pratnatattva” Journal of the Department of Archaeology, Jahangirnagar University, Vol-20, Savar, Dhaka

2012, Animal Representation (mammals) in Somapura Mahavihara in situ Terracotta Plaques', The Journal of Bengal Art Vol-17, ICSBA, Dhaka. 


 2015, A chapter titled ‘Terracotta Ornamentation' jointly with Muhammed Shohrab Uddin, published in the book “Buddhist Heritage of Bangladesh”. Edited by Bulbul Ahmed, Nymphaea Publication, Dhaka


2015, A chapter titled ‘Theological Advent and Evolution’ jointly with M M Hossain, published in the book “Buddhist Heritage of Bangladesh”. Edited by Bulbul Ahmed, Nymphaea Publication, Dhaka.


Paper title: 'Three Lasser Known Nataraja Images from South East Bengal' at Recent Perspectives on Archaeology and History of Early and Medieval Bengal from a Regional Perspective [An international conference in the Honor of Prof. Abdul Momin Chowdhury], 17 May 2023, organized by Arts Faculty,  Jahangirnaga University, Savar, Dhaka

Paper title:'‘Images of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara on Mount Pataloka from Southeast Bengal: An Iconographic Study' at the 9th SSEASR Conference on Sacredness, Symbolism, and Society: Practices in South and Southeast Asia organized by Central Department of Nepalese History, Culture, and Archaeology Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, 02–04 April 2023. 

Paper title: ‘Three Buddhist Goddess with Exceptional Features from Vikrampura and Their Iconographic Importance’, invited talk at Department of Archaeology, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, June 11, 2021.

Paper title: A rare Asthamahabhaya-Tara Sculpture from Bangladesh with Graphic Depiction of Eight Great Perils and Its Iconographic Importance’ at the 2nd BSSCR annual conference titled ‘The Study of Religion and Culture of Bangladesh’, May 29, 2021.

Paper title: Newly Discovered Asakakanta Marici and Heruka Images from Vikrampur, at the 14th International Congress on Bengal Art, 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Paper title: ‘Aquatic Species Depicted on Terracotta Plaques of Bengal (4th century to 13th century CE)’, presented jointly with Muhammed Shohrab Uddin at the 8th Conference of South and Southeast Asian Association for the study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR): Rivers and Religion, ULAB, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Paper title: Recently Discovered Stone Images from Vikrampur’ present at the National Seminar on Archaeological Exploration and Excavation at Virampur, Munsigonj. Organized jointly by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, and Oitijhyo Onneshon and Agrashor Vikrampur Foundation, 2014. 

  • Brahmanical, Buddhist and Jain Iconography, Buddhist Studies, Art History, Prehistory of South Asia