Dr. Profulla C. Sarker did his B.A (Hon's) and M.A. in Social Work in 1971 and 1973 respectively from the Department of Social Work, University of Rajshahi. He obtained M. Phil in Sociology in 1978 from the Institute of Bangladesh Studies of the same University. He did Ph. D in Anthropology from the Department of Anthropology, Centre for Advanced Study. University of Ranchi, India. Professor P.C. Sarker is author of 18 books and co-authored of 3 books published in Dhaka, New Delhi, Singapore and Toronto University Press of Canada. To his credit he has 105 scientific research papers published in different national and international journals. He is the editor of 6 journals and a member of Editorial Board of 8 international journals. He has supervised I8 Ph. D and 5 M. Phil dissertation. In addition, he has already examined 36 Ph. D dissertations across the globe.

Dr. Profulla C. Sarker is currently the Vice Chancellor (Designate) Sheikh Hasina University of Science and Technology and Adviser of Royal University of Dhaka. Dr. Sarker was the former Pro-Vice Chancellor of European University of Bangladesh and the Vice Chancellor of Prime University, Dhaka. He was professor and former Chairman in the Department of Social Work, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Moreover, he was Professor of Social Work and Social Administration, Chairman of Teachers’ Students' Relation Committee, former Director of the Institute for Cross-cultural Studies and Dean in the faculty of Social Science and Humanities of Hong Kong Baptist University- Beijing Normal University, UIC, China. In addition, he was a Senior Policy Advisor of National Food Security and Surveillance Project of Bangladesh Government and European Commission in 2010-2011.

Professor P. C. Sarker served as a member of the Curriculum Board of the Regional Center for Social Development, Latrobe University, Australia. He was one of the organizers of 14th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences held in Virginia, USA in 1998. Professor P. C. Sarker was a member of International Scientific Committee of the International Seminars on Health. Mental Health and Social work held in Melbourne in 1999 and Tempare, Finland in 2001. He was a member of International Scientific Committee of 3rd International Conference on Anthropology and the History of Health and Diseases held in Genova, Italy in 2002. He received award on Social Development from International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD), Australia and Sir Jagodish Chandra Basu award on Education and Research in 2018.

Professor P.C. Sarker was a visiting scholar of Latrobe University in Melbourne, Churls Start University in New South Wells, and Queens Land University in Bridge bane and Southern University of Adelaide in Australia. He was also visiting scholar of William Marry College in Virginia, USA and McGill University of Canada, Jenova University of Italy, Tampere University of Finland, Kristiansand University of Norway, Canterbury University of Neuzi Land, South Specific University of Fiji, Thamasu`t University of Thailand. Chokurova University of Turkey, Delhi University of India, Tata Institute of Bombay, India, City University of Hong Kong, Karachi University of Pakistan and Amsterdam University of Holland.

Professor P.C. Sarker was a research scholar of US AID, Dhaka on Beliefs and Fertility in Bangladesh, Sweetish Free Church Aid and Ford Foundation on Lathyrism and he was also consultant of UNICEF on Child Survival Project, WHO on Healthy City Program, UNFPA on Gender Studies, Aus-AID on Immunization, NGO Forum and Public Health on Rain Water Harvesting, NORAD and World Bank on Safe Drinking Water in Hill Tracks. Currently Professor P.C. Sarker is involved in research project on (1) Consanguinity, Inbreeding and their Impact on Autism and Problem of Identity Crisis Integration of the Eunucks (Hijra) with the main stream of Population of Bangladesh.

Books of Dr. Profulla C. Sarker

Social Structure and Fertility Behavior in Bangladesh: A Cross-Cultural Study
This book explores the fertility behavior of the spouses in relation to social structure in which they live. Fertility behavior of the couples is associated with social structure in terms of different types of marriage, concept of family, family types and their authority structure. It also discusses the kinship structure and obligation of the spouses which affects child spacing, sexuality and sexual behavior, sex preference of offspring, infertility and practice of adoption. The methods and techniques applied in induced abortion and the use of birth control devices keeping in view to small family size norm through family planning included in this volume.

Issues and Perspective of Social Work and Social Development
This book discusses the concept, issues and perspective of social work and social development. It also discusses the voluntarism to social work, social service and social development. In addition this volume explains the gender dichotomization, use of contraceptives and its effect on social development. The institutionalization of village development and its impact on rural development, food security and nutrition for social development has already included here. School feeding program and social development, practice of informal care for the disadvantaged people in times of needs, family development and poverty reduction associated with social development, social work education and professional recognition, and social welfare policy are the core chapters of this volume. Moreover, terrorism, peace and social development, social welfare policies, social services and social development have already incorporated in this volume. The fictive kinship for social solidarity and social development is also included.

Understanding Social Problems and Policies
This book has explained the theoretical concept of social problem. The social problems are included in this volume in connection with population explosion and uncertain future of the people. In addition, terrorism, peace accord of CHTs, observance of seclusion in cross-cultural perspective, seasonal poverty due to natural calamities, female illiteracy, problem of widow remarriage, gender dichotomization and its impacts on the life cycle problems of women, declination of traditional joint family system and its impact on juvenile delinquency, infertility and the problems faced by the infertile couples, arsenic and social alienation, detribalization and problem of identity crisis of the ethnic people, problem of human trafficking against women and children and the problems of aging are included in this volume.

Gender Violence against Women in Patriarchal Society
This volume discusses the identification of gender, difference between sex and gender, concept of patriarchy, incidence of gender violence and model of life cycle gender violence are core issues of this volume. This volume also discusses the gender violence through child marriage, practice of dowry, gender violence through rape, teasing against girls, female infanticide and sex selective induced abortion, arsenic related diseases and its impact on marital dissolution in patriarchal society have already discussed. In addition, acid attack against women, feminization of poverty, traffics against girls and women, forced prostitution and sex trade have already discussed.

Socio-Cultural Parameters of Health and Diseases
Socio-Cultural Parameters of Health and Diseases reveals the immunization and its impact on maternal and child health. It also discusses the consanguinity, inbreeding and reproductive health. Lathyrism and rehabilitation of the victims, practice of rain water harvesting for safe water to protect arsenic related disease, perceived stress in kinship network system of the arsenic affected patients, water and sanitation through VDCs and community health, practice of ethno-medicine among the indigenous people, sex trade and HIV/AIDS, physical abuse of working children and its impact on health, spousal pluralism, coital interaction and HIV/AIDS, food insecurity and malnutrition, teasing and rape against girls and their impact on mental health have already incorporated in this volume..

Marriage, Kinship and Family: Bio-Social Network System
This book is designed to understand the basic and theoretical knowledge of the three components viz. Marriage, Kinship and Family. The first one discusses the views of marriage and rituals and beliefs associated with different types of marriage in cross-cultural perspectives. The second component deals with Kinship in different dimensions, residence system and descent in bio-social system. The third one deals with the origin of family, its concept, types of family and its authority structure and functions.

Child Care and Child Development: A Child is not by Chance Rather by Choice
This volume highlights the concept of child, different stages of child development, effects of consanguinity and inbreeding on child health as well as child development, knowledge of parents on early childhood development, responsible parenting in family transition, child development in health care, school feeding, exclusion of indigenous children from primary education, initiation rites for emotional development of children in cross-cultural perspective, socialization of children in patriarchal society and protection of girls from teasing, marital instability and its effects on child care and child development, sex preference of baby and its impact on socialization of children

Research Project Proposal across the Disciplines: A Guide to Writing Proposal
This volume is divided into twelve chapters which includes basic concept of research, research project proposal, structure of research project proposal, selection of research topic, criteria for development of research title, statement of research problem, aims and objectives of research, reviewing the relevant literature, structure of a research design, theoretical framework of research, theoretical vs. conceptual framework, research methodology, selection of population of research, concept of different types of data, methods and techniques applied for primary data collection, rationale of research in relation to ethical issues to conducting a research, data processing, analysis of data and writing the research report.

Paradigm of Case Study in Multidisciplinary Research: A Guide to In-Depth Quest
This book “Paradigm of Case Study in Multidisciplinary Research: A Guide to In-Depth Quest is divided into seven chapters which cover the evolution of case study across the East and the West, concept of case study and case study in multidisciplinary perspective, stages of case study research, methods and techniques applied to prepare a research project proposal to conducting case study, methodology used in case study. The qualitative, quantitative and mixed method used in data processing and analyzing the data in case study and guide lines to writing case study research report.

Revitalization of Traditional Medicine in Holistic Healing System: A Cross Cultural Study
This volume highlights the practice of traditional medicine in global perspective, rules and regulations in practicing traditional medicine in South Asia, revitalization of spirituality for healing for chronic diseases, use of ayurvedic, unani and folk medicine in holistic healing system. Moreover, this volume discusses about the practice of acupuncture and yoga in cross cultural perspective. The main focus of this book is to explore the conflicts between traditional and modern medicine, and policies to harmonize two systems of healing through revitalization of traditional medicine incorporating with modern bio-medicine to ensuring the quality of health care services in holistic perspective to improve the quality of life and wellbeing.

Practicum in Social Work Discipline: Practice Learning Process
The purpose of field work practicum is to provide the students’ opportunity to work in a professional setting to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in social work for social development. It helps to integrate the theories and practices learn in and out of the classroom, to develop a sense of commitment to the social work profession and code of ethics. The field work practicum helps the students to develop an understanding of the diversity of population at the individual, family and community levels and role of diversity in social work practice to develop an understanding of how administrative processes and policies contribute in services delivery to develop professional relationships

Social Work in Life Cycle Problem Solving Process
Social Work in Life Cycle Problem Solving Process is written keeping in view to providing intensive knowledge about different stages of human life from the time of embryonic stage to end of life. These stages are divided into pre-natal, neonatal, infant, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age or elderly in broader perspective. This book focuses the various problems faced by the individuals in their different stages of life cycle and at the same time social work interventions are provided to solve those problems using the different theories of social work and the application of different methods and techniques in social work practice. The knowledge, skills, values, ethics and principles of social work are incorporated to supplement the social work practice in order to proper utilization of those methods. Theories of social work provide explanation on certain behaviors and guides on intervention to resolve problematic behavior. Social workers deal with individuals, families or groups, communities’ and organizations from diverse backgrounds of social sciences. Their practice is based on generalized framework of understanding human behavior given by various theories and social work practice models. The theoretical paradigms are an image of society based on fundamental assumptions and guides associated with sociological and psychological thought and research. A social worker acts as an agent to bring about change through social work intervention at the different stages of life cycles of the disadvantaged people to improve their quality of life and well being.

Patriarchy and Life Stages Gender Violence against Women
Life Stage Specific Gender Violence against Women in Patriarchal Society is providing intensive knowledge about different stages of life of the women from the time of embryonic stage to end of life. More specifically, the life cycle stages are divided into bio-psycho-social perspective viz. pre-natal, neonatal, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age in broader perspective. This book focuses the various types of violence take place in different stages of life cycle in patriarchal society viz. feticide in pre-natal stage, neo-natacide in neonatal stage, infanticide in infant stage; gender biased socialization and abuse in childhood stage. Gender violence in terms of teasing, rape, and forced marriage, early age at marriage, dowry killing, acid attack and sexual harassment takes place in adolescence stage. This volume discusses the causes, process and consequences of trafficking against girls in adolescence stage to involve them in domestic work, sex trade and organ harvesting. This book also discusses the violence against women in marital dissolution in terms of desertion, separation and divorce and their effect on the life and society of the women and children.

Paradigms of Qualitative Research in Multidisciplinary Perspective
The Paradigms of Qualitative Research in Multidisciplinary Perspective focuses the concept, definition, scope, significance, importance, notions and approaches to qualitative research. This volume is divided into ten chapters which covers paradigms of qualitative research, its types and their challenges, different steps of qualitative research viz. selection of research topic, title of research project, statement of research problem, literature review, formulation of research objectives, develop theoretical framework, research design, research methodology in terms of research questions, hypothesis and methods and techniques of data collection, data processing and data analysis along with the guidelines for writing a successful research report. The Qualitative Research in Multidisciplinary Perspective has written keeping in view to providing basic knowledge and skills on qualitative research to conducting research project. This volume is both an introductory and reference book to the scholars of social sciences, humanities, discipline of law, business studies, education, statistics, and life and earth sciences. The present volume is admirably written to meet the needs of the research scholars who are interested to be involved in research for their career development either in Masters or M. Phil. or Ph. D degree program and research for the organizational and institutional interest. Moreover, this volume will contribute to the knowledge of practioners of GOs, NGOs, INGOs and VOs for development programs.