Academic or institutional research on religions in Bangladesh is
relatively a new adventure by some recent academics. The late
Prof Joseph T O'Connell, Prof Emeritus of the University of
Toronto, Canada, initiated such a research work with his colleagues at Dhaka
University as a Visiting Professor of the Dept of World
Religions, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Azam Khan, Assistant Professor of Bogra Govt College has pursued
PhD at the Kushtia Islamic University on Khwaja Enayetpuri's Life and Philosophy.
Dr Azam Khan's PhD thesis on Khwaja Enayetpuri has been
published Islamic Foundation, Dhaka, in book format. He has also done some
works on Enayetpuri in this MPhil thesis.
Edited by Arbind Sharma and published Springer, London,
of Indian Religions - a tome of a large number of
scholarly articles - contains an excellent article on Khwaja
Khwaja Enayetpuri is the only Sufi Saint in Bangladesh, a short
article of whose life is incorporated in
Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophers,
edited by Oliver Leaman, Continuum, London, 2006
International Association of
Sufism, a well-reputed Sufi Center in California, USA
publishes a Sufi Journal called Sufism: An Inquiry. The
journal has published some articles on Khwaja Enayetpuri.
Prof Dr Golam Dastagir published a book entitled
Sufism and Social Integration: Connecting Hearts - Crossing
Boundaries by Kazi Publications, Inc., Chicago, 2015, in
collaboration with Mohammad Faghfoori, Professor, George
Washington University. This book contains numerous articles on
Khwaja Enayetpuri. The book is available at Amazon.com and at
all major Libraries of the world class Universities.
For works in Bengali, see Dr Golam Dastagir's
Bangladeshe Sufivad (Sufism in Bangladesh)
published by Haqqani Publishers, Dhaka, 2011. The book is
catalogued at the Library of the University of Toronto, Canada
The Dept of Philosophy, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka,
Bangladesh annually brings out a research journal entitled
Copula. The volume 19 of this journal published an article
on Khwaja Enayetpuri's some aspects of Sufism.
Prof Dr Golam Dastagir,
former Chairman of the Dept of Philosophy, Jahangirnagar
University, Dhaka, Bangladesh has been engaged in
research on Khwaja Enayetpuri's Sufism for more than two
decades. He held visiting position at the Centre for South
Asian Studies, University of Toronto and New College, University
of Toronto, Canada.
For further inquiries, contact Prof Golam Dastagir at