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  • A woman carrying a rifle and her children emerge out of hiding during the war of independence. Bangladesh, 1971. ©Penny Tweedie

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Basic rights need to be made legally enforceable duties of the state

FOLLOWED by a series of political and cultural movements for the right to autonomy and self-determination, Bangladesh emerged as an independent state through a people’s war in 1971. It was those social... Full story

Immediate steps to arrest price spirals essential

THE fresh hike in the prices of a number of essential commodities, as mentioned in a report published in New Age on Sunday, over the last fortnight yet again highlights the indifference of the Awami League-Jatiya... Full story

Muktijuddho and Bengali exceptionalism

A woman carrying a rifle and her children emerge out of hiding during the war of independence. Bangladesh, 1971. ©Penny Tweedie
STORYTELLING often helps convey the message more sharply, more pointedly than lengthy passages full of heavy prose. A friend’s daughter, who is British and of Bangladeshi parentage, works in the British army. Full story


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