Tag: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

  • ROMEL CHAKMA. PART-I: Is custodial killing heroic?

    by rahnuma ahmed Romel Chakma, 20 year-old HSC examinee and student leader of Pahari Chatra Parishad, was picked up by army personnel on April 5, 2017. Allegedly tortured, he died in hospital two weeks later. Romel Chakma ? Photographer not known. How does one restore dignity to the memory of a youth who was picked up…

  • The Statesman, and the Photographer

    The statesman, and the photographer Originally published as an Op-Ed in The New Age August 24, 2015 by Shahidul Alam LOOKING at this photograph, one of the few in our library where the photographer is unknown, I realise how times have changed. This is the undisputed leader of a country with his arms across the…

  • Rare and Unseen photographs of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from the Drik archives

    A self-taught photographer with a strong sense of humour Rashid Talukder received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chobi Mela international photography festival in Dhaka, in 2006. His images of the war of liberation of Bangladesh and the political events leading up to it, are the most comprehensive visual documentation of Bangladesh’s political history on record. Rashid Talukder handed…

  • The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide.

    ?By Gary Bass. The Economist UNTIL 1971 Pakistan was made up of two parts: west and east. Both Muslim-dominated territories were born out of India?s bloody partition 24 years earlier, though they existed awkwardly 1,600km apart, divided by hostile Indian territory. Relations between the two halves were always poor. The west dominated: it had the…

  • The autobiography of an unknown Bangladeshi

    by?Afsan Chowdhury bdnews24.com July 15, 2012 This is an amazing book because although it is the tale of the most successful Bengali politician of all times, it is one of the simplest stories told. The lack of pretension and straightforwardness of the narrative is humbling.?It is not the ?great leader? who is speaking in this…

  • Bangladesh war: The article that changed history

    By Mark Dummett BBC News On 13 June 1971, an article in the UK’s Sunday Times exposed the brutality of Pakistan’s suppression of the Bangladeshi uprising. It forced the reporter’s family into hiding and changed history. Abdul Bari had run out of luck. Like thousands of other people in East Bengal, he had made the…

  • Two Kinds of Death and the Unattended ?National Wounds?

    By Saydia Gulrukh For the past few months, I have been preparing for an almost meaningless exam, one which graduate students in the US have to take, called ?comps? (short for comprehensive/PhD candidacy exam). During moments of sarcasm, we also call it the intellectual boot camp. While preparing for the exams, I have created a…