Archive for December 16th, 2016

Reclaiming the spirit of Bangladesh’s independence war

The spirit of the war for national liberation of any country is nothing but the summation of the collective aspirations of a people evolved through a series of their…

When did the 1971 war begin: History and identity fundamentalism

When did the 1971 war begin: History and identity fundamentalism

The big fight over 1971 is about who declared independence. It is one of the least meaningful of all discussions as it reduces the liberation movements to…

Rekindling the spirit of independence

Rekindling the spirit of independence

The battle cry: Independence is humanity’s yearning. Independence is humanity’s lifeline. Independence is bud for humanity’s blooming. Rangalal Bandyopadhyay, a poet from…

History and the Birangona

History and the Birangona

In December 1971, East Pakistan became the independent nation of Bangladesh after a nine-month war with West Pakistan and their local Bengali collaborators. Faced with…

In a darker December

In a darker December

December is the month of blood-drenched victory for us. To earn this victory, we paid a price in the form of millions of skulls and skeletons, hundreds of mass…

Rethinking ‘Stop Genocide’

Rethinking ‘Stop Genocide’

Early on in Stop Genocide dispatches about the American bombing of Vietnam intercedes and frames the film’s narrative arc. Not exactly an interruption as much as…

Home they brought his warrior dead

Home they brought his warrior dead

Md Shahidul Islam Miah writes a ballad of a fallen freedom-fighter called Mufti Mohammad Kased…

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