1971

The lost history of one of our lowest moments

November 21, 2013
Sunil Khilnani
The lost history of one of our lowest moments

Among the many bizarre White House conversations between President Richard Nixon and his national security adviser Henry Kissinger
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Posted in 1971 | 3 Comments »

1971 and the expatriate war criminals

November 8, 2013
Julian Francis
1971 and the expatriate war criminals

I have been following the war crimes trials since they started and I was wondering what would happen if Bangladeshis who are now foreign nationals are found guilty of murder and crimes against humanity.
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Posted in 1971, Uncategorized, War Crimes Trial, War and conflict | 12 Comments »

To be or not to be

October 2, 2013
Syed Bashir
To be or not to be

BNP stands for Bangladesh Nationalist Party. It was founded by one of the leading freedom fighters of 1971, Ziaur Rahman.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War Crimes Trial | 14 Comments »

Archer Kent Blood’s shining legacy

October 5, 2013
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Archer Kent Blood’s shining legacy

The recent publication of “The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide” by Gary J. Bass, a professor of politics and international affairs
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Posted in 1971 | 11 Comments »

Birangona

September 13, 2013
Shabnam Nadiya
Birangona

The winter of 2010 was particularly cold. I remember the first week of January; fleeing to the relative warmth of Dhaka from my parents’ freezing house in Savar
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Posted in 1971 | 17 Comments »

Isolated and cornered

August 2, 2013
Syed Bashir
Isolated and cornered

The High Court’s order cancelling the registration of the Jamaat-e-Islami has left the party with not many options. Specially if the Supreme Court turns down
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 5 Comments »

Crime and punishment

July 28, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Crime and punishment

Not guilty. Innocent, but executed. Guilty, but not executed.
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Posted in 1971, International, Law and Justice, Politics | 34 Comments »

We have failed history

July 17, 2013
Hammad Ali
We have failed history

I stood there, not sure what to do or how to feel. The afternoon sun shone down on us with an angry might, but somehow that no longer bothered me.
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 22 Comments »

Ghulam Azam and the politics of verdict

July 16, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Ghulam Azam and the politics of verdict

So finally Ghulam Azam got sentenced. There was never any question about his guilt. As the leader of Jamaat-e-Islami in 1971, he did his best to
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, War Crimes Trial | 29 Comments »

Lest we forget!

July 15, 2013
Meghna Guhathakurta
Lest we forget!

I remember the day distinctively. It was a day that made me think I no longer belonged to Bangladesh, a day that I felt I was still living in the state of Pakistan.
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Posted in 1971, Uncategorized, War Crimes Trial | 46 Comments »

Freedom Fighter’s quota: A son explains his burden

July 13, 2013
Tanim Ahmed
Freedom Fighter’s quota: A son explains his burden

There are no two ways of saying this. I am proud of my parents. And it is not in a politely humble way that we are often taught to be.
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Posted in 1971, Public Policy, Uncategorized | 29 Comments »

Songs and music of 1971

July 7, 2013
Julian Francis
Songs and music of 1971

In 1971, Oxfam was assisting about 600,000 Bangladeshis in over 50 refugee camps in the border areas from Tripura right round to the outskirts of Kolkata
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Unity in troubled times

Unity in troubled times

For the first time in history, our land is facing a threat of being permanently divided along the religious lines. While some progressives do squirm at the sight of tupee-daree
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Religion, Religious Extremism, Shahbagh Movement | 20 Comments »

Betrayers of people’s interest

April 29, 2013
Mo Chaudhury
Betrayers of people’s interest

The historical betrayal of the people of Bengal by Mir Jafar Ali Khan in the 18th century is held with such disdain that the name Mir Jafar is synonymous with treachery among Bangalis
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Democracy, Disaster, Violence, War and conflict | 5 Comments »

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