March 26 - A walk through history

March 26 - A walk through history

Bangabandhu’s Vision of Independence

One of the most striking characteristics evident in The Unfinished Memoirs is how the young Sheikh Mujibur Rahman showed

“It was an existential choice to join the Resistance”

Soon after the crackdown I was supposed to go with a couple of friends to Chittagong, where Bengali soldiers and Rifles

Counting the days to independence

“The struggle this time is for emancipation. The struggle this time is for independence.” These historic words rang through the air

Fakir Alamgir recalls his journey towards independence

Ekushey Padak awardee and Shadhin Bangla Betar Kendra singer Fakir Alamgir is one of the leading exponents of Gono Sangeet -- the songs of the masses, in the country. He played an important role as a member of Kranti Shilpi Gosthi and Gono Shilpi Gosthi, during the mass upsurge in 1969. On the Independence Day of Bangladesh, he looks back on 1971.

First year of Bangladesh Bangabandhu’s nation-building challenges / Free Bangladesh celebrates first Independence Day

In a historic address to the nation broadcast and telecast today from his office, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declares his commitment towards establishing socialism in Bangladesh and presents his nationalisation scheme.

A Time Capsule to the Liberation War

In the momentous month of March, I seized the opportunity to visit the Liberation War Museum.

Cover story / Posters of 1971 A guide to freedom

At every refugee camp in the neighbouring country; at every training camp where valiant youth of the nation, farmers, day labourers, and able men and women learned warfare in the spirit to free their native land; at every liberated zone of Bangladesh — there were travelling musical troupes singing songs of freedom and victory.

Musings / Memories at War

I often consider war as a quasi-synonym for memory. After all, memory is nothing but our present in constant war with our glorified, vilified, expressed, suppressed, erased, and fragmented selves floating in past space and time.