Banglapedia - the National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh, an intellectual output of over 1450 scholars, is so far the most comprehensive reference work on Bangladesh from high ancient period to date. In it users will have access to all branches of knowledge concerning Bangladesh. Banglapedia has become a vital and indispensable companion to teachers, students, researchers, professionals, and general readers. As a reference tool, Banglapedia has received enthusiastic response and acclaim nationally and internationally. This revised Second Edition (2012) is an updated version of the First Edition (2003).