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NATION MOURNS ITS FATHER

NATION MOURNS ITS FATHER NTV Online Dhaka: The National Mourning Day will be observed in the country on Saturday marking the 40th anniversary of assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangabandhu, the architect of Bangladesh’s independence, … Continue reading

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‘THE KILLERS THEN WENT INSIDE THE HOUSE, AND ONE BY ONE, KILLED EVERYONE THEY COULD FIND’

‘THE KILLERS THEN WENT INSIDE THE HOUSE, AND ONE BY ONE, KILLED EVERYONE THEY COULD FIND’  – Salil Tripathi – The following passages have been excerpted from Salil Tripathi’s book The Colonel Who Would Not Repent. The first excerpt talks … Continue reading

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BANGABANDHU AND THE EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BANGLADESH

BANGABANDHU AND THE EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BANGLADESH REHMAN SOBHAN  During March 1971, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s assertion of the right to self-rule made him one of the most globally visible personalities of the Third World After nearly 42 years of … Continue reading

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THE INDISPUTABLE LEGACY OF BANGABANDHU

THE INDISPUTABLE LEGACY OF BANGABANDHU  Ziauddin Choudhury Bangabandhu’s portrait may not hang in one building or another, but there can be no doubt about his role in founding this nation The executive committee of the National Press Club unveiled a … Continue reading

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LIVE UP TO BANGABANDHU’S IDEALS

LIVE UP TO BANGABANDHU’S IDEALS  Tribune Editorial Today’s National Mourning Day observes the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and all but two members of his family. The brutal murders of August 15, 1975 cast a … Continue reading

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REBIRTH OF A PEOPLE

REBIRTH OF A PEOPLE  Rehman Sobhan Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman inspired courage and unity in our people. Reprinted here is a piece first published in Forum magazine while he was still alive, on March 13, 1971 For the first time … Continue reading

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AUGUST 15 AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF BANGLADESH

AUGUST 15 AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF BANGLADESH – 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 … Continue reading

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AUGUST 17, FORTY YEARS AGO: SHEIKH MUJIB BURIED

AUGUST 17, FORTY YEARS AGO: SHEIKH MUJIB BURIED A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on August 17, Forty Years Ago Bangladesh President Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, who was killed in a military coup on August 14, … Continue reading

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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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