Syed Manzoorul Islam

April 14, 2018
April 14, 2018

A Review of His Chariot of Life: Liberation War, Politics and Sojourn in Jail

After Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury was slapped an uncertain prison term at the end of what he describes as a 'kangaroo trial,' on 18

September 26, 2017
September 26, 2017

Zero tolerance for violence against children

Media reports about the abuse of children tell us a chilling story that we have suddenly become a nation which doesn't value its children, which takes cruelty against them as a matter of routine, and which doesn't feel ashamed when a 5-year-old girl is raped in front of her parents.

October 3, 2016
October 3, 2016

Are we running out of thought leaders?

Professor of English at Dhaka University and writer, Syed Manzoorul Islam talks to Eresh Omar Jamal on the core purpose of a university education...

March 11, 2015
March 11, 2015

Degrees of empowerment: Higher education and its challenges

In 1837 Ralph Waldo Emerson spoke to Harvard's Phi Beta Kappa Society about the responsibilities of a scholar and the role played by an institution of higher learning in shaping the mind.