Entries by rrajowan

Bangabandhu-A Pluralist Dreamer

IN COLONIAL TIMES, religion and colonial imposition of Pakistan remained locked into the political order as a whole. It is only with the onset of Bengali nationalism that this interlocking was gradually split off from public life. Nationalism had sought to carve out for itself a discursive space within colonial society, in which a newly […]

The article that changed the history of Bangladesh

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 mistake – the fatal mistake […]

The Day Made the Victory Complete

January 10, 1972. Day dawned in Dhaka. The great leader of the Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is coming back home. The ocean of people passed the night sleepless. They thronged to the Racecourse and Tejgaon Airport to have a better place to sand on and have a glimpse of their beloved great leader from a […]