<%-- Page Title--%> In This issue <%-- End Page Title--%>

<%-- Volume Number --%> Vol 1 Num 133 <%-- End Volume Number --%>

December 12, 2003

<%-- Navigation Bar--%>
<%-- Navigation Bar--%>
<%-- 5% Text Table--%>

Cover Story

Memorials are signs in the shape of architectural structures or sculptures. They rekindle our spirit that we once invested in actions, actions that made history and later translated into deferential forms or structures.
In Bangladesh the Shahid Minar that was erected to commemorate the martyrs of Language Movement set off the culture of building monuments. Later, after the seminal victory in 1971, structures dedicated to the history of independence were built. Though years have elapsed since the completion of these national monuments they aptly define our cultural and historical heritage.
But there is another hidden element behind these glorious structures. There are many untold stories of the artists who turned their visions into such tangible forms. The architects behind the main monuments that depict our struggle for freedom give a rare insight into the thoughts behind their creation, their moments of frustration and elation during envisioning or planning these remarkable labours of love.






The Team

Mahfuz Anam

Managing Editor
Syed Fahim Munaim

Magazine Editor
Aasha Mehreen Amin

Senior Staff Writer
Fayza Haq

Staff Writers
Lavina Ambreen Ahmed
Shamim Ahsan
Imran H. Khan
Mustafa Zaman
Ahmede Mainul Hussain
Kajalie Shehreen Islam
Srabonti Narmeen Ali

Regular Contributors
Neeman A Sobhan
AFM Mohiuddin 

Manan Murshed

Zahedul I Khan

Monirul Islam Bhuiyan

Md. Shaheen Hossein

Selim Shamsul Huda Chowdhury

Published by the Editor from:
Transcraft Ltd
229 Tejgaon Industrial Area

on behalf of

Mediaworld Ltd

52 Motijheel C.A

Editorial, News & Commercial Offices:
19, Karwan Bazar (2 & 3 Floors)
Phone: 8124944, 8124955, 8124966
Fax: 8125155
GPO Box No: 3257
Cable: DAILYSTAR, Dhaka.
email address:
[email protected]


(C) Copyright The Daily Star. The Daily Star Internet Edition, is published by The Daily Star