Posts Tagged ‘ Liberation War ’

Syed Ashraf falls, as Tajuddin Ahmad fell

July 14, 2015
Syed Badrul Ahsan
Syed Ashraf falls, as Tajuddin Ahmad fell

One more child of Liberation has fallen. Syed Ashraful Islam’s fall from grace is not something to be happy about. One of the few decent men in Bangladesh’s politics today and certainly incorruptible, he leaves government under a cloud that ought not to have been there. His detractors have over the years spread canard about...
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Down memory lane: The devils of 1971

June 16, 2015
Anwar A. Khan
Down memory lane: The devils of 1971

The Bangladesh flag is a symbol of what Bangladeshis treasure; it represents the values we cherish beyond measure. Our flag flies high for freedom, bravery, the courage to fight, and sacrifice of one’s life for a just cause. The Bangladesh flag is an icon representing the Bangladeshi way.
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Boom!

July 22, 2014
Ishrat Firdousi
Boom!

In 1971, Syed Mahbub Ali was a 20-year-old student and jobholder who lived in Dhaka city. This is his story of the war year.
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Boy soldier

April 29, 2014
Ishrat Firdousi
Boy soldier

Shahzaman Mozumdar was born at Dinajpur in 1956. At curfew break on March 27, 1971, he saw the gruesome handiwork of the Pakistani army in Dhaka
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How much land do Gunday require?

March 10, 2014
Ahmed Shafee
How much land do Gunday require?

After 45 minutes of watching the much talked about Indian movie ‘Gunday’, I could not resist falling asleep.
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The Speech

March 7, 2014
Julian Francis
The Speech

In March 1971, I was working as an agricultural volunteer on a Gandhian related poverty alleviation project in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, in the villages worst hit
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The road back

January 23, 2014
Julian Francis
The road back

On January 21st, 2014, I was in thought remembering the difficult journey I made from Kolkata to Dhaka all those years ago in 1972.
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Envisioning a victim-centred war crimes tribunal

December 18, 2013
M. Sophia Newman
Envisioning a victim-centred war crimes tribunal

My friend’s father used to tell a story from the war: He was a teacher at a university in Dhaka, housed in the campus residence hall, in 1971. One day, he heard Pakistani soldiers talking
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The war that was

December 16, 2013
Ishrat Firdousi
The war that was

Our war has many faces and so our stories are also varied. The ones we mostly hear are of suffering or valour
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