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  • Shamsuddoza Sajen

    The writer is Sr. Editorial Assistant, The Daily Star. E-mail:

  • Bara Katra

    A glimpse into the pre-modern Islamic culture in Bengal

    Did you know that the famous Bara Katra, located in the old quarters of Dhaka city, was built to be an exact replica of the garden of paradise? It is also little known that its patron Mughal Prince Shah Shuja (1616–1661AD) was not satisfied with the structure and thus ordered it to be used as a caravanserai instead.
  • The unexplored treasures of old Bengali manuscripts

    Dr Md Shahjahan Mian, Professor of the Department of Bengali, Dhaka University talks to Shamsuddoza Sajen and Moyukh Mahtab about the importance of studying and preserving old Bengali manuscripts to write a comprehensive history of the Bengali speaking region.
  • Justice is the only way to prevent recurrence of genocide

    Eminent Indian political psychologist and social theorist Ashis Nandy talks to Shamsuddoza Sajen of The Daily Star about various aspects of genocide in the context of South Asia, particularly Bangladesh.
  • All you need to know about Rooppur Nuclear Power Programme

    Bangladesh has been maintaining robust growth over the last two decades. The present government is committed to
  • Rampal Power Plant: Myths debunked

    The critics of Rampal include environmentalists, scientists and experts. Yet, the defence for the power plant has remained the same. But, under scrutiny, how do these claims, meant to relieve us of our fears about the potential risks of the power plant, hold?