He helped establish the Asiatic Society of Pakistan in 1952. He is the first and largest contributor to anthropology. He is the president of the South Asian History Association since March 2011. His latest books are Bangladeshi History of AD 150-1820, and Bangladesh Asiatic Society-An Introduction of History and Social science.
The initiative to set up a similar Asiatic Society in Dhaka came mainly from Dr ahmad hasan dani, then a teacher in the Department of History at the university of dhaka and curator of Dhaka Museum. During pre-partition days, Dani was a regional superintendent of the Archaeological Survey of India in Rajshahi. He may be called the William Jones of the Asiatic Society of Pakistan. Dr Dani's idea received enthusiastic support from other scholars of Dhaka who met on 3 January 1952 and established the Asiatic Society of Pakistan. The other founding members include Dr ABM Habibullah, Dr muhammad shahidullah, Dr IH Juberi, Dr sayed moazzem hossain, Dr serajul hUq, Abdul Hamid, syed muhammad taifoor, Khan Bahadur Abdur Rahman, Sheikh Sharafuddin and J.S Turner. With the emergence of Bangladesh in 1971, the name of the Asiatic Society of Pakistan was renamed as 'Asiatic Society of Bangladesh' ('Bangladesh Asiatic Society' in Bangla). d2c66b5586