Posts Tagged ‘ Ziaur Rahman ’

The Awami League in our history

June 22, 2015
Syed Badrul Ahsan
The Awami League in our history

History took a new turn on June 23, 1949. There were some courageous men — Moulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, Yar Mohammad, Shamsul Haque, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and, of course, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy — whose names are today engraved in the Bengali consciousness. These men, grown acutely aware of the growing authoritarianism of the...
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Posted in 1971, Democracy, Politics | 8 Comments »

Tarique Rahman and other histories of fiction

April 3, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Tarique Rahman and other histories of fiction

When Tarique Rahman said that Ziaur Rahman was the first President of Bangladesh many people were understandably incredulous.
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Posted in 1971, Politics | 11 Comments »

A brief look into history

February 6, 2014
Naaz Fahmida
A brief look into history

The afternoon of 18th December 2013, when “Ganajagaran Mancha” was marching towards the Pakistan High Commission in Bangladesh
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Posted in History, Politics | 6 Comments »

Strange legacy of Nov 7

November 7, 2013
Syed Bashir
Strange legacy of Nov 7

The BNP celebrates Nov 7 as the ‘national revolution and solidarity day’. The party’s Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has
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Posted in Army, Politics | 27 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 »

Halal novel

June 3, 2012
Rumi Ahmed
<em>Halal</em> novel

The Attorney General and the High Court are in agreement that a recent novel, Deyal, being written by popular novelist and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed contains some historical inaccuracies that should not be read by the people of the country.
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Posted in Literature, Politics | 15 Comments »

Divisive politics and BNP’s predicament

October 13, 2011
NM Harun
Divisive politics and BNP’s predicament

Seven leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami and BNP are now under trial or detention or free on bail on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971. Khaleda Zia calls them “political prisoners” and demands their release. She has also vowed to “throw away” the Constitution. The BNP...
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Ziaur Rahman: the kind of statesman we need now

May 30, 2011
Rumi Ahmed
Ziaur Rahman: the kind of statesman we need now

Today is the 30th death anniversary of President Ziaur Rahman. This anniversary comes at a time when Zia, his image, contribution and his philosophy are under fiercest attack ever. After decades of relentless attack on Zia, the war hero and Zia the statesman, after abysmal failure of Zia’s party to portray him appropriately and...
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Posted in Politics | 41 Comments »

Cricket and beyond: are we pro-Pakistani or anti-Indian?

April 15, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Cricket and beyond: are we pro-Pakistani or anti-Indian?

Is cheering for a cricket team a good test of the national psyche? Does the team we support indicate where our identity lies? Is that why we support Pakistan when they play, and not India? * * * During the recent World Cup, our cheering for Pakistan has caused many to wonder. After all, it’s the...
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Posted in Politics, Sport | 55 Comments »

Meherjaan controversy: It’s not about the film, but about us and our history

February 6, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Meherjaan controversy: It’s not about the film, but about us and our history

The film ‘Meherjaan’ depicting a Bangladeshi woman’s 1971 experiences including a relationship with a Pakistani Baloch soldier has caused great controversy. Reading the reactions, it becomes obvious that it’s not about the film good or bad, but about us and our collective history, sometimes read as facts and sometimes as myths. This post is not...
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Posted in Politics | 23 Comments »

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