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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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Shirin Neshat’s Women without Men (2009)

Shirin Neshat’s Women Without Men (2009), a visual treat – screened at the Lincoln Plaza Theater (New York City) this Sunday (16 May, 2010) – is  an adaptation of Shahrnush Parsipur’s eponymous novella revolving around the lives of five Iranian … Continue reading

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