Bangabandhu had no illusions about Pakistanis

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#bangabandhu : Even in the early days of Pakistan, Bangabandhu…

HIS GREATNESS CANNOT BE TARNISHED

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The reactionary forces who captured the state power immediately…

THE STORY OF AN INSPIRATIONAL FIGURE

The genre of biography has been undergoing lots of changes in…

The Declaration of Independence

The 7th March speech of Bangabandhu was the definitive commencement…

The day they killed Bangabandhu

IT was Friday, August 15, 1975. It was one of the most tragic…

The ramifications of August 15, 1975

The murder of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has had grave…

Mujib’s Secret Trial : TIME (23-08-71)

“Our people will react violently to this,” a member of…

Life of the Greatest Poet of Politics

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is not just a name, an icon…

Life of My Father : Sheikh Hasina

BANGABANDHU SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN DEDICATED his life to establishing…

A historian searching roots

I do remember him, like most of his living acquaintances, who interacted with him in any phase of his not-so-long life of seventy two years. He is Abdul Huq Chowdhury, a humble folk researcher and historian, attired in white lungi and kurta, as far as I recall his figure. He departed twenty two years back, […]

Books on the life, career and times of Bangabandhu

On his final night alive, hours before he was assassinated, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman spent time reading George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman. Thirty four years after the murder of the Father of the Nation, and the members of his family, Syed Badrul Ahsan makes note of some of the books that have been written […]

Founding father under siege . . .

Abdul Matin’s persistence in keeping the historical record straight for Bangladesh is admirable. More to the point, it has been a necessary truth in the collective life of the Bengalis. You could suggest that if Matin were not around to keep us focused on the politics of Bangladesh as it was forged and pressed forward […]

The day Bangabandhu came home

THE crowds began converging in front of Tejgaon airport at dawn. By early morning, the place was dense with people — young and middle aged, with a smattering of the aged — come to welcome the founding father of the new state of Bangladesh, back home from ten months of captivity in Pakistan. It was […]

Bangabandhu – The Legend

 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (March 17, 1920 – August 15, 1975) was a Bengali politician and the founding leader of Bangladesh, considered the father of the nation. He headed the Awami League, served as the first President of Bangladesh and later became its Prime Minister. He is popularly referred to as Sheikh Mujib , and with […]

Bangabandhu was charismatic and genial

Bangabandhu was charismatic and genial: Sir Mark Tully Mark Tully, former BBC bureau chief in India is a renowned journalist and needs no introduction. Covering the Liberation War of Bangladesh was a high point in his career; that he did extensively for the BBC and had the fortune to watch the founding father of Bangladesh, […]

Bangabandhu and Bangladesh

 By Muntasir Mamun The inhabitants of Bangladesh had dreamt of a free land for long. Many individuals had sought to materialise this dream in the past. Many had spoken about that land during the first forty years of the last century. That plan was once again drawn during the partition of India. Moulana Bhashani had […]

It’s Bangabandhu, not Zia HC rules Sheikh Mujib declared independence

In a watershed judgment, the High Court yesterday ruled that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, not Ziaur Rahman, proclaimed the republic’s independence on March 26, 1971. The proclamation was relayed by Kalurghat Betar Kendra (radio centre) in Chittagong the following day, it added. Observers say the judgment will help end the long, bitter wrangle over a […]

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