Encyclopedia of Diplomacy
Author: Shameem Ahsan
Publisher: A.H. Development Publishing House, Bangladesh
Published: First Edition in 2006 & Second Edition in 2009
Price- 950 taka, $ 75.00
Encyclopedia of Diplomacy is a first of its kind dictionary in Bengali focused on day to day diplomatic maneuvers as well as international relations. It contains 2532 entries .The author keep his effort up to date including entries on new issues like terrorism, climate change and so on. Entries are arranged according to English alphabetical order and an index is attached at the beginning to make the search convenient. The author tries to focus on the issues related to Bangladesh’s foreign relations. It can be a good companion especially for studying International Relations like subject in Bengali language which often creates difficulty to find good translation of the technical terms keeping the meaning pertinent. Further, a 200 pg annexure is enclosed in the end which includes ‘Modification of Reservation’, ‘Bangladesh of Membership till Nov.1973’, ‘Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and Diplomatic Relations’, ‘International Conventions and Protocols Dealing with Terrorism’ like imperative documents. The author, Shameem Ahsan is a career diplomat. So he is well aware about the changing field and Bangladesh’s relevance. ‘Encyclopedia of Diplomacy’ can claim the credit of a valuable contribution.