Category Archives: 1971 Muktijuddho

Faiz Ahmed Faiz and the Bangladesh Liberation War (1971)

After a brief visit of about ten days, I returned from Dhaka at the end of 2011, which happened to be the fortieth birth anniversary of Bangladesh. During my stay, I interacted with academics, scholars, and lay people about the … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: A Nation Divided

[First published in Cafe Dissensus Everyday.] “Please spare me. I am a Hindu. I am not affiliated to the BNP,” pleaded Biswajit. It was 10 December, 2012, and Bangladesh was celebrating the Human Rights Day. However, the news that gripped … Continue reading

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