Serajul Islam Choudhury | The Daily Star
  • Serajul Islam Choudhury

    Serajul Islam Choudhury is a Bangladeshi public intellectual, and professor emeritus at the University of Dhaka.

  • August 1975 and thereafter

    What happened in August 1975 was a great tragedy perpetrated by an anti-people clique who did not want Bangladesh to move in the direction its people had desired it to take. The desire embodied a dream and an ideology, and for its fulfilment the people had
  • A rare kind of literary talent

    I have always been fascinated by writer Abul Mansur Ahmad's boldness and his political consciousness.
  • The spectre of Red October: 100 years of the Russian Revolution

    The 1917 October Revolution was a watershed moment in history. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels set the philosophical vision for the scientific theory of revolution, and even actively fought for it, but it was Vladimir Lenin under whose stewardship it became a reality.
  • How a nationalist movement turned communal

    Who is to blame for the 1947 Partition of India and the large-scale violence that it triggered? There are accusations and recriminations.

    An intellectual is a person who tries to understand the world and, not less importantly, to communicate his/her understanding