Daily Archives: November 1, 2012

International Crimes and The Tribunal in Bangladesh

RICHARD ROGERS suggests ways to approach the war crimes trial towards achieving closure for the nation. People’s desire to know and understand the difficult and painful episodes of their own history is a very welcome feature in the contemporary world. Few … Continue reading

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Sufia Kamal : Her Journey Towards Freedom

MOFIDUL HOQUE sheds light on the uphill struggle that Sufia Kamal had gone through to become one of the greatest writers of the country and also to uphold unflinchingly the secular values that are relevant to this day.   Sufia Kamal, … Continue reading

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Quotes from Bangabandhu

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE “This may be my last message, from today Bangladesh is independent. I call upon the people of Bangladesh, wherever you might be and whatever you have, to resist the army of occupation to the last. Your fight … Continue reading

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Speech of Bongobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the 7th March, 1971

 My dear brothers….. I have come before your today with a heavy heart. All of your know how hard we have tried. But it is a matter of sadness that the streets of Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rangpur and Rajshahi are … Continue reading

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“Clash of Civilizations” – A game of puppeteers and puppets !

“Clash of Civilizations” – A game of puppeteers and puppets !.

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Bangladesh’s second chance at justice.

 Four decades on, trials for the atrocities committed during the 1971 independence war are finally being held. Bangladeshis will come together this year to mark the nation’s 40th anniversary of independence. The celebration comes at a time when the Bangladesh government, now … Continue reading

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Erasing memory to deal with loss

For Pakistan, the worst fallout of the 1971 debacle was excessive militarism resulting from the deep insecurity of the state. Forty years ago, South Asia underwent another traumatic experience with the Bengali separatist movement in East Pakistan, the India-Pakistan war … Continue reading

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The denial will rewrite history

      “Now it is being said that no war criminal exists in the country. Maybe after some time it would be said that the Liberation War never took place. All this will mean we will be deprived of … Continue reading

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August 15 and the transformation of Bangladesh

August 15 and the transformation of Bangladesh Professor Rehman Sobhan Bangabandhu’s assassination on 15 August 1975 prematurely deprived Bangladesh of its founding father at a time when the process of nation building was still incomplete. This event both destabilized and created … Continue reading

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The Politics of Independence of Bangladesh

THE POLITICS OF INDEPENDENCE OF BANGLADESH  BY DAVID LUDDEN Historians still do not have all the records they need to fully understand the freedom struggle of Bangladesh and offer a proper appreciation of the role of all the participants. Political … Continue reading

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FATHER OF THE BENGALI NATION BANGABANDHU SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN

               He is not a mere individual. He in an institution. A movement. A revolution. An upsurge. He is the architect of the nation. He is the essence of epic poetry and he is … Continue reading

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Bengal Renaissance

The Bengal Renaissance refers to a socio-cultural and religious reform movement during the nineteenth and early twentieth century in undivided India’s Bengal province, though the impact of it spread in the whole of India. The Bengal Renaissance is said to have begun with Raja … Continue reading

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