Kazi Nurul Islam
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Dr. Kazi Nurul Islam is a professor and founding chair of the Department of World Religions and Culture at Dhaka University. The Department of World Religions and Culture offers courses in Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Protestantism, Baha’ism, Shintoism, and Caodism. He was named the ambassador for peace by the Inter-religious and International Federation for World Peace in 2000 and received the Veritas Peace Award in 2003. He has authored several books including, A Critique of Sankara's Philosophy of Appearance (1988). Dr. Islam received a Fulbright grant to study religious pluralism at California University at Santa Barbara in the US. He holds a Ph.D. in Hinduism from Banaras Hindu University in India.