Razia Sultana Khan is a Bangladeshi academic, writer, and artist. Khan was born on 1 January 1950 in Dhaka, East Pakistan. Her father, Mr. Altaf Hussain Khan, was in the Foreign Service of Pakistan, so Khan spent her childhood and formative years in the many countries her father was stationed in. In 1971, during the War of Liberation, Mr. Khan was posted in Turkey. A Bengali, he no longer felt allegiance to Pakistan and decided he could not continue to serve in the Pakistan Embassy. So, with his family, Mr. Khan escaped from Istanbul. The family were eventually able to reach Dhaka in spring 1972.
Upon her return to the country, Khan resumed her education at the University of Dhaka, where she completed her BA Honours in September of 1972 and her MA in 1975. Subsequently, she completed a
Citation: Wajid, Maeesha. "Razia Sultana Khan". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 April 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2488, accessed 06 December 2023.]