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Ahmad Hasan Dani


Who is Ahmad Hasan Dani?

Ahmad Hasan Dani: Professor Ahmad Hasan Dani FRAS, SI, HI, was a Pakistani intellectual, archaeologist, historian, and linguist. He was among the foremost authorities on Central Asian and South Asian archaeology and history. He introduced archaeology as a discipline in higher education in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Throughout his career, Dani held various academic positions and international fellowships, apart from conducting archaeological excavations and research. He is particularly known for archaeological work on pre-Indus Civilization and Gandhara sites in Northern Pakistan. He was also the recipient of various civil awards in Pakistan and abroad. As a prolific linguist, he was able to speak 35 local and international languages and dialects.

  • also known as 艾哈迈德·哈桑·达尼
  • born on (95 years ago) in Basna
  • nationality: Pakistan
  • religion: Islam
  • education:
  • profession: Curator
  • died on (6 years ago) in Islamabad
  • written works: "Prehistory and protohistory of eastern India", "Muslim architecture in Bengal", "Human records on Karakorum Highway", "Romance of the Khyber Pass", "New light on Central Asia", "Musilm architecture in Bengal", "Alberuni's Indica", "Gandhara art in Pakistan", "Historic City of Taxila", "Rediscovery of the civilization of Central Asia", "Central Asia today", "Perspectives of Pakistan", "Recent archaeological discoveries in Pakistan", "Timur legacy", "Buddhist sculpture in East Pakistan", "Indian Palaeography", "History of Northern Areas of Pakistan", "Karakorum Highway", "Kharoshthi primer"

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Bengalis (2013)

by Kunal Chakrabarti, Shubhra Chakrabarti

an organization along the lines of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Kolkata, was founded in Dhaka, primarily through the initiative of the archaeologist and historian Ahmad Hasan Dani. The stated objective of the organization was to promote research on “man and nature in Asia.” It was initially called the Asiatic Society of Pakistan and was renamed the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh in 1972. The society maintains a reference library and a laboratory for cartographic and multimedia work.

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