Sharmin Rezowana

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Sharmin Rezowana

Assistant Professor

Comilla University
Cumilla-3506, Bangladesh

srezowana@hotmail.com, srezowana@cou.ac.bd


I have graduated from Janagirnagar University (BSS and MSS) under the department of Archaeology. Before joining at Comilla University, I have 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 in ICSBA (International Center for Study of Bengal Art) from 2004-2006. Besides, I regularly contribute at various national, online newspapers and blog 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

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2021, "An Unpublished and Newly Found Arya-Ashtamavaya-Tara from Varendra Research Museum: The Iconographic study", Vol-26, Journal of Bengal Art, pp-629-638, International Center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. ‘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 ‘An Unpublished Heruka image from Vikrampur, Bangladesh’, Journal of Rajshahi Science and Technology University, Vol-1, pp-83-87, RUST, Nator, Bangladesh.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, ‘evsjv‡`‡k cÖvß b„Z¨ M‡Yk g~wZ ©: GKwU mvaviY Av‡jvPbv Õ, cÖKvwkZ n‡q‡Q The Comilla University Journal of Arts, Comilla University, Vol-20, edited by M. M. Shariful Karim, pp-155-172.

2015. ‘Krishna legend portrayal in terracotta plaques of recently excavated Temple in Vabodeva Vihara’ jointly with Mohammed Shohrab Uddin, Published on The Journal of Bengal Art Vol-20, edited by Dr. Enamul Haque, pp-287-300.

2014, ‘পোড়ামাটির ফলকচিত্রে প্রাচীন বাংলার নৃত্য-গীত’, যৌথ লেখক Sarmin Rezowana, প্রকাশিত হয়েছে “প্রত্নতত্ত্ব Pratnatattva” Journal of the Department of Archaeology, Jahangirnagar University, Vol-20, edited by Maliha Nargis Ahmed, Savar, Dhaka

2014. ‘weµgcyi A‡ji †eŠ× g~wZ©Õ, AMÖmi weµgcyi (BwZnvm HwZn¨ ms¯‹„wZ I cÖZœZË¡ welqK ˆÎgvwmK), 1g msL¨v, m¤úv: †gv: kvnRvnvb wgqv, c„: 24-33, 2014


 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 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, Art History, Prehistory of South Asia,