Dr Shahida Akhter is one of the language editors of
Banglapedia, the national encyclopedia of Bangladesh. Her areas are folklore, Education and Language. The
Banglapedia is the publication from
Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
Dr Akhter has a chequered career and has worked with
the Ministry of Education in Bangladesh, UN Peace Keeping Mission in Cambodia . She has also worked as a Senior Fellow of the Ford
Foundation. She has written a number of books and articles on different topics.
She has produced a documentary on Bangladesh folk life and presented it to
Shahida Akhter is now in Washington DC to attend the folk festival of the Smithsonian
Institute as an invited guest. In this
exclusive interview with VOA Bangla Service Shahida Akhter briefly narrates her
activities both at home and abroad.