Historical

‘Chose this land over my father’

By June of 1971, Pakistani forces had occupied most of Rajshahi district’s key installations and were expanding their control to remote areas through mass killings, rape and burning villages.

Blood, sweat, tears

“…Then after dark, a tentative ‘Joy Bangla’ in the back streets. Older men came out and persuaded the lads back into their homes; ‘there is still a curfew’. Then a more determined ‘Joy Bangla’. The Mukti Bahini had taken over the streets.

Of bravery, of Betiara

It was a cold winter night. Some 75 freedom fighters were deftly making their way in a quiet village called Betiara; only the whooshing sound of breeze blowing through bamboo bushes and trees and the chirping of insects were disturbing the eerie silence.

December 16, 2019
December 16, 2019

‘Chose this land over my father’

By June of 1971, Pakistani forces had occupied most of Rajshahi district’s key installations and were expanding their control to remote areas through mass killings, rape and burning villages.

December 16, 2019
December 16, 2019

Of bravery, of Betiara

It was a cold winter night. Some 75 freedom fighters were deftly making their way in a quiet village called Betiara; only the whooshing sound of breeze blowing through bamboo bushes and trees and the chirping of insects were disturbing the eerie silence.

December 16, 2019
December 16, 2019

Blood, sweat, tears

“…Then after dark, a tentative ‘Joy Bangla’ in the back streets. Older men came out and persuaded the lads back into their homes; ‘there is still a curfew’. Then a more determined ‘Joy Bangla’. The Mukti Bahini had taken over the streets.

December 15, 2019
December 15, 2019

Perfect cover for freedom fighters

The tin shack was almost hidden behind a bush. A thick canopy of mango and coconut trees kept it under a blissful shade. Behind its backyard was a wide canal that separated it from the rest of the village.

December 16, 2017
December 16, 2017

Victory day tribute: The legend of Jagatjyoti

It was sometime in mid-August of 1971. The Pakistan occupation forces continued its atrocities in the then East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. In the Haor region, encompassing Sunamganj, Habiganj, Kishoreganj and Netrakona, the marauding army was using the Bheramohona River on Sherpur-Ajmiriganj route to supply arms and ammunition to different places.

December 25, 2016
December 25, 2016

[WATCH] Maleka Khan’s tale of 1971 (Part-4)

Maleka Khan, former director of Bangladesh Central Women’s Rehabilitation Centre and former organising secretary of Bangladesh Girl Guides Association, shares her story of losing her younger brother in the Liberation War in 1971.

December 24, 2016
December 24, 2016

Maleka Khan’s tale of 1971 (Part-3)

Social worker Maleka Khan, who served as a director of the Bangladesh Central Women’s Rehabilitation Centre, shares how she became involved with the centre and started working with Begam Sufia Kamal.

December 19, 2016
December 19, 2016

Interview: Freedom fighter Ahamed Ali

Ahamed Ali, retired assistant director of BTCL and a freedom fighter who fought in Sector 8 under Major General Muhammad Abul Manzoor, tells his stories of training and war days during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.

December 17, 2016
December 17, 2016

Maleka Khan’s tale of 1971 (Part-2)

Maleka Khan, the former organising secretary of Bangladesh Girl Guides Association, tells her experience of the 1971 Liberation War.

December 15, 2016
December 15, 2016

Commander SMA Karim of Tangail

In 1971 Liberation War, freedom fighter SMA Karim fought in Sector 11. He joined the liberation movement from 1968 as Chhatra League worker.