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BANGABANDHU: THE STATESMAN, HERO AND THE MARTYR

BANGABANDHU: THE STATESMAN, HERO AND THE MARTYR  Abdul Mannan This year the nation will be observing the 40th death anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. On this day forty years ago a group of assassins … Continue reading

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“A PROPHET IS NOT WITHOUT HONOR EXCEPT IN HIS NATIVE PLACE AND IN HIS OWN HOUSE”

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A HALLOWED SPOT, ASSASSIN SOLDIERS, A NATION IN INFAMY

A HALLOWED SPOT, ASSASSIN SOLDIERS, A NATION IN INFAMY SYED BADRUL AHSAN The home of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Road 32 Dhanmondi was in the 1960s and till the mid 1970s a proper centre of Bengali nationalistic aspirations. Today … Continue reading

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FROM MUSLIN TO MUSEUM: THE RISE AND FALL OF BENGAL’S TEXTILE EMPIRE – 3

FROM MUSLIN TO MUSEUM: THE RISE AND FALL OF BENGAL’S TEXTILE EMPIRE – 3 – M Ahmedullah – This is the final part of Alochonaa’s 3 part series (part 2 accessible here) on the the rise and fall of Bengal’s textile empire. … Continue reading

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FROM MUSLIN TO MUSEUM: THE RISE AND FALL OF BENGAL’S TEXTILE EMPIRE – 2

FROM MUSLIN TO MUSEUM: THE RISE AND FALL OF BENGAL’S TEXTILE EMPIRE – 2 – M Ahmedullah – This is part 2 of a 3 part series (part 1 accessible here) on the the rise and fall of Bengal’s textile empire. Bengal, … Continue reading

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FROM MUSLIN TO MUSEUM: THE RISE AND FALL OF BENGAL’S TEXTILE EMPIRE – 1

FROM MUSLIN TO MUSEUM: THE RISE AND FALL OF BENGAL’S TEXTILE EMPIRE – 1 – M Ahmedullah – Context ‘In 1750, China and India combined to account for almost 57% of world manufacturing output, while India itself accounted for almost … Continue reading

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A GOLDEN AGE

A GOLDEN AGE TIM STEELE The sub-continental empires owe a lot to the wealth generated in the Ganges delta in Bangladesh The average citizen of modern India very evidently, not only chooses to openly ignore the importance of the lands … Continue reading

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POLITICAL RESOLUTION, SINE QUA NON, FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION

POLITICAL RESOLUTION, SINE QUA NON, FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION  Hasanul Haq Inu, MP In a long time, although not for the first time, an Indian prime minister is visiting Bangladesh. For reasons understandable, there is a lot of interest in it. … Continue reading

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MAMATA ASSURES SHEIKH HASINA OF RESOLVING TEESTA ISSUE

MAMATA ASSURES SHEIKH HASINA OF RESOLVING TEESTA ISSUE Madhuparna Das Setting the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh scheduled for the last week of March, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said that she has started a … Continue reading

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AN UNFINISHED STORY

AN UNFINISHED STORY DEB MUKHARJI traces the life of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman through his unfinished memoirs. The Unfinished Memoirs of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were written while the author was a political prisoner between 1967 and 1969. The period covered is … Continue reading

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SECULARISM AND THE STATE: CASE OF BANGLADESH

SECULARISM AND THE STATE: CASE OF BANGLADESH Dr. Sinha M. A. Sayeed It was a class of third year (Honours) in political science. Professor Dr. Ferdous Hossain, a celebrated political scientist, entered timely in a very befitting mood and poise … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S ‘MYSTIC MINSTRELS’

BANGLADESH’S ‘MYSTIC MINSTRELS’ Shafiqul Alam  /  AFP, Chheuria, Bangladesh Despite daily attacks, the country’s minstrels, known as Bauls are becoming more popular among those seeking peace and salvation After giving up all worldly possessions, they wander the Bangladesh countryside dressed … Continue reading

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THE ADVENT OF ISLAM IN ARAKAN AND THE ROHINGYAS

THE ADVENT OF ISLAM IN ARAKAN AND THE ROHINGYAS Dr.Mohammed Ali Chowdhury The advent of Islam in Arakan and the Rohingya presented at the Seminar organised by Arakan Historical Society at Chittagong Zila Parishad Hall, Chittagong, on December 31, 1995, … Continue reading

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CHINA, BANGLADESH TO WORK TOGETHER

CHINA, BANGLADESH TO WORK TOGETHER Tribune Online Report President Abdul Hamid is now in Beijing for a dialogue on strengthening connectivity partnership. Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China and Bangladesh should work together to push the building of an … Continue reading

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THE GANGES DELTA: THE FOUNDATION STONE OF MODERN INDIA

THE GANGES DELTA: THE FOUNDATION STONE OF MODERN INDIA TIM STEEL These lands of the delta lands developed not only wealth, but, including religions and philosophies, and the trading and commercial skills that made it, from earliest times, a focus … Continue reading

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PERSIAN PERCEPTIONS

PERSIAN PERCEPTIONS TIM STEEL A closer look at the apparently close historical relationship between present day Iran and Bangladesh.. The importance of East India Company employees learning the Persian language in the 18th century, underlines both the extensive use of … Continue reading

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THE LIGHT OF ASIA, BORN IN BANGLADESH

THE LIGHT OF ASIA, BORN IN BANGLADESH Tim Steel Contemporary writings describe his Vihara as having 8,000 students, from across the known world, and 108 Professors To the, estimated, 350 million devotees of the teachings of Prince Gautama of Nepal, … Continue reading

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THE PEOPLE WHO PUT ALEXANDER THE GREAT INTO RETREAT

THE PEOPLE WHO PUT ALEXANDER THE GREAT INTO RETREAT Tim Steel Alexander was not only aware of the peoples of the delta, but equally aware of the wealth to be looted there to support his military conquests The immense wealth … Continue reading

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GENGHIS KHAN’S RAIDS, AND BANGLADESH

GENGHIS KHAN’S RAIDS, AND BANGLADESH Tim Steel What is certain is that their cultural, economic, even their genetic heritage made a lasting change in Bangladesh that is still visible today.. The geography, as well as the history, rejects any possibility … Continue reading

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DHAKA, THE CITY OF PALACES

DHAKA, THE CITY OF PALACES Tim Steel With unquestionable origins, the city has stood close to the great crossroads of the northern India “Space, grace and pace,” was an advertising slogan for the ever popular Jaguar cars of Britain, used … Continue reading

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