|Intro||Bangladeshi folk researcher|
|Is||Writer Researcher Actor Editor|
|Type||Academia Film, TV, Stage & Radio Journalism Literature|
|Birth||3 December 1972, Kushtia District, Bangladesh|
Saymon Zakaria (born 3 December 1972) is a Bangladeshi folk researcher and assistant director of the folklore department in the Bangla Academy. He was awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award in 2020 for his contribution in Bangladeshi folklore.
Zakaria was born on 3 December 1972 at the Jungli village under Kumarkhali Upazila of Kushtia District in Bangladesh. He received a Master of Philosophy on "The Characters of Rama and Sita in the Popular Versions of the Ramayana in Bangladesh" from the Jahangirnagar University and obtained Doctor of Philosophy on the "Traditional Theater in Bangladesh: Content and Mode of Language" from the University of Dhaka.
Zakaria joined the Bangla Academy's folklore department as a manuscript editor. He was the research assistant of the cultural survey project at the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, research lead of the UNESCO's Action Plan for the Safeguarding of Baul Songs project run by the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and the sub-editor of the daily Samakal.
Some of his notable publication includes:
- Madhusudan Academy awards (2018)
- Kāli o Kalama-HSBC young writers award (2008)
- Protham Alo Best Book of the Year 1415 (2009)
- Bangla Academy Literary Award (2019)