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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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An excerpt from Begum, Bengali Muslim women’s weekly magazine

[First published in Cafe Dissensus Everyday.] The Bengali weekly magazine, Begum, was first published in Calcutta on 20 July, 1947, when India was poised to attain freedom from the British colonial rule. While many Hindu women had played an active role … Continue reading

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