Posts Tagged ‘ History ’

Cinema and literacy

July 28, 2014
Nadia Chowdhury Kahn
Cinema and literacy

Let it be known to all and sundry, I am a cinema enthusiast. Ever since my childhood, Madhuri Dixit’s swinging hips and Salman Khan’s flexing abs
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Posted in Entertainment | 3 Comments »

Political Islam and Bengal: A brief history from 1203 to 2013

August 27, 2013
Md. A Hossain
Political Islam and Bengal: A brief history from 1203 to 2013

The topic which was almost off the table for long is back on and it’s Islam and by some extension its political role. For the moment
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, Religion | 14 Comments »

Prisoners of misinformation

March 29, 2013
Irfan Chowdhury
Prisoners of misinformation

A child’s future is potentially decided before it is born, even conceived: its race, religion, socio-economic status. As it grows up, it can reshape some of this future
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Posted in 1971, Education, History | No Comments »

Knowing thyself

February 23, 2012
Zeeshan Khan
Knowing thyself

Muslim culture in India has a uniformity about it that even reaches into regions you might not expect it to. Friends of mine from Hyderabad, and deeper south have an Urdu cultural orientation that is present even as close to home as Bihar.
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Posted in History | 21 Comments »

American amnesia

April 11, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
American amnesia

In our neighbourhood, on the edge of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, we have a sort of Olfactory news service. The smell of spit and salt in the breeze signify a storm brewing at sea. The scent of smoke from the West means that the cycle of fire and renewal continues in the forests....
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