Rashed Chowdhury's Homepage

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 

At Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, 18 December 2006

Photo by Katie Chowdhury



Welcome to my website!

I am a PhD student in history at McGill University in Montréal, specialising in the Ottoman Empire. I did my MA in Islamic studies here at McGill, and my BA in international relations at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.

Apart from history, I'm interested in politics, religion, culture, languages, music, travel, and all sorts of other stuff. I love rainy weather and tea. I am a Muslim, a mild Belarusian nationalist, and a proud Bengali. I believe that conviction and inclusiveness can easily go hand in hand.

On this site

A few words about my background, family and interests
Photos from Montréal
Prayer times for 15 cities and towns


My blog discussing stories on religion in the media

Katie's blog on spirituality

Caught in the Crossfire

My recent article on Belarusian Muslims

My online bookstore

Books on the places where I've lived, in association with Amazon.com
You can contact me at chowdhuryrashed [at] gmail.com.
This page was last updated on 20 December 2008.