Category Archives: BENGALI NATIONALISM

Bengali nationalism is rooted in the expression of pride in the history and cultural heritage of Bengal. In what is described as the Bengal Renaissance, the introduction of Western culture, science and education led to a major transformation and development of Bengali society. Bengal became a centre of modern culture, intellectual and scientific activities, politics and education under British Raj. The first social and religious reform movements such as the Brahmo Samaj and Ramakrishna Mission arose in Bengal, as did national leaders and reformers such as Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Sri Aurobindo, Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Swami Vivekananda. Bengali literature, poetry, religion, science and philosophy underwent a massive expansion with the works of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Debendranath Tagore, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Rabindranath Tagore, Satyendra Nath Bose, Jagdish Chandra Bose and Kazi Nazrul Islam. The Young Bengal, and Jugantar movements and newspapers like Amrita Bazar Patrika led the intellectual development of India. The Calcutta-based Indian National Association and the British Indian Association were the earliest political organisations in India.

The first Bengali nationalist agitation emerged over the 1905 Partition of Bengal by British authorities.[citation needed] Although the partition was supported by Bengali Muslims, a large majority of Bengalis protested the partition and participated in civil disobedience campaigns such as the Swadeshi movement and mass boycott of European goods. Seeking a united Bengal and rejecting British hegemony, Bengalis also spearheaded an emerging revolutionary movement, which assumed a central role in the national independence struggle. Bengal became a strong base of the Indian struggle for independence, giving rise to national political leaders such as Bipin Chandra Pal, Khwaja Salimullah, Chittaranjan Das, Maulana Azad, Subhash Chandra Bose, his brother Sarat Chandra Bose, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, A. K. Fazlul Huq, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy — the latter two would become important leaders of the Pakistan movement.

BANGLADESH ECONOMY GROWING FAST

BANGLADESH ECONOMY GROWING FAST MASIHUL HUQ CHOWDHURY Bangladesh is ranked among the top ten fastest growing economies in the World in 2016 as per the report published by International Monetary Fund (IMF). The GDP growth was recorded at 6.5 percent … Continue reading

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INVESTING IN ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST CHAOTIC – AND FASTEST-GROWING – ECONOMIES

INVESTING IN ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST CHAOTIC – AND FASTEST-GROWING – ECONOMIES I travel all over the world in search of investment opportunities for my International Capitalist subscribers. So last month, I went to Bangladesh. [REITS] Even though it’s … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH WILL BE AMONGST TOP 3 FASTEST GROWING ECONOMIES GLOBALLY THROUGH 2050

BANGLADESH WILL BE AMONGST TOP 3 FASTEST GROWING ECONOMIES GLOBALLY THROUGH 2050 Growing economic presence Bangladesh (FM) has been seeing its economic prowess grow. Its economic growth stood at 7.11% for fiscal year 2015-16 – higher than the 7.05% projected … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH 1971 TO 2018

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THERE COULD BE A NEW ‘ASIAN TIGER’. HERE’S WHY

THERE COULD BE A NEW ‘ASIAN TIGER’. HERE’S WHY When people talk about the “Asian Tigers,” they’re typically referring to Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. The four countries experienced rapid growth between the 1960s and 1990s. But now … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S GDP PER PERSON IS NOW HIGHER THAN PAKISTAN’S

EAST OVERTAKES WEST BANGLADESH’S GDP PER PERSON IS NOW HIGHER THAN PAKISTAN’S WHEN Bangladesh won independence from Pakistan in 1971, it was much poorer than the country it left. Industry accounted for only 6-7% of its GDP, compared with over … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH RISES LIKE A PHOENIX AND IS NOW IN FOR ECONOMIC MIRACLES LIKE KOREA

BANGLADESH RISES LIKE A PHOENIX AND IS NOW IN FOR ECONOMIC MIRACLES LIKE KOREA By Lee Kyung-sik Publisher, The Korea Post media With Foreigh Relations Editors Min Byung-il and Park Young-ho The Korean guests, and the ambassadors and other international … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA WORLD’S 3RD HONEST POLITICIAN

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UN ADOPTS BANGLADESH’S RESOLUTION ON ‘CULTURE OF PEACE’

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BANGLADESH: MIRACLE OF THE EAST

BANGLADESH: MIRACLE OF THE EAST MUHAMMAD IMRAN, AMBASSADOR OF BANGLADESH TO THE UAE The country has remained resilient and continues on with its economic growth trajectory Ibn Battuta, a fourteenth century Moroccan traveller and scholar who visited Bengal in 1346 … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA: RISE OF A REMARKABLE WORLD LEADER

SHEIKH HASINA: RISE OF A REMARKABLE WORLD LEADER MIR MOSHARREF HOSSAIN Today is the 71st birthday of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. She was born on September 28, 1947. Eldest daughter of the greatest Bengali of all times, Father of … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA: AMBASSADOR OF PEACE

SHEIKH HASINA: AMBASSADOR OF PEACE BAPPY RAHMAN Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, holds a place among the more distinguished in the history of Bangladesh. Her political struggle in the defence of democracy has placed her in a unique … Continue reading

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FORGET AUNG SAN SUU KYI. THIS IS THE REAL HEROINE OF THE ROHINGYA CRISIS

FORGET AUNG SAN SUU KYI. THIS IS THE REAL HEROINE OF THE ROHINGYA CRISIS This article first appeared on the American Enterprise Institute site. In my Wall Street Journal column this week, I contrast the leaders of two neighboring countries … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA NEW STAR OF EAST

SHEIKH HASINA: NEW STAR OF EAST KHALEEJ TIMES: SHEIKH HASINA NEW STAR OF EAST A leading daily newspaper of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on September 30 highly appreciated Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her humane approach in the … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA, HER POLITICAL INSIGHT AND BANGLADESH DEVELOPMENT

SHEIKH HASINA, HER POLITICAL INSIGHT AND BANGLADESH DEVELOPMENT A K AZAD Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the worthy daughter of the greatest Bangalee of all time Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has inaugurated a brilliant chapter in Bangladesh`s … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA TRUE “MOTHER OF HUMANITY”

SHEIKH HASINA TRUE “MOTHER OF HUMANITY” STAFF CORRESPONDENT  Speakers at a programme on Tuesday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is a genuine mother of humanity, as she sheltered the Rohingyas who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution and genocide by … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA THE TOP HONEST LEADER IN THE WORLD

SHEIKH HASINA THE TOP HONEST LEADER IN THE WORLD – Sharif Shahab Uddin – It is a global perspective that people in any country do not consider political leaders to be honest. Corruption and dishonesty usually go hand in hand … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA – THE MODERN DAY JOAN OF ARC

BANGLADESH: SHEIKH HASINA – THE MODERN DAY JOAN OF ARC Sep 28, 2017 Sri Lanka Guardian Diplomacy, Essays, FeatureNo comments Sheikh Hasina would arrive at her 71st birthday on 28 September of 2017. The current Prime Minister of Bangladesh, in … Continue reading

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BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING

BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING The significance of Bangladesh government’s attitude towards the Rohingya problem is that it has been pragmatic – ABDUL GAFFAR CHOWDHURY – This year on 28th September Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be 70. I … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA: HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A WOMAN, A LEADER

SHEIKH HASINA: HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A WOMAN, A LEADER Tribune Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s becoming 10th among the Fortune magazine’s latest list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders is one of a dozen other awards and recognitions she has … Continue reading

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