Dwijen Sharma was a Bangladeshi naturalist and science writer. He received his bachelor’s degree from City College, Kolkata. He earned his master’s degree in Botany in 1958 from the University of Dhaka. He moved back to Bangladesh in 2000 and joined Asiatic Society of Bangladesh as an editor and translator of biology. He was awarded Bangla Academy Award in 1987 and Ekushey Padak in 2015 by the Government of Bangladesh for his contribution in language and literature.
Professor Sharma died on 15th September 2017 at the age of 88.
The tropical climate is unique in its own diverse way and it has a direct impact on the design of our built environment; thus ‘tropics’ as a topic is in the discussion of design, architecture and situated place making ever since the modernism and beyond.