2d ago| In Focus

Munshi Meherullah of Jessore and religious identity in 19th century Bengal

On 7 June 1907, a rural Bengali tailor, Meherullah, died of complications from pneumonia in a small village called Chatiantala, on the banks of the river Bhairab, in Jessore.

1w ago| In Focus

ALAMGIR KABIR: The conscience whipper

Alamgir Kabir’s death anniversary has been an occasion to celebrate and remember him as a prominent film director and tireless film society activist.

2w ago| In Focus

Insights from India’s Nurse Migration: Lessons for Bangladesh

It has now been almost half a century since Indian nurses began migrating abroad, long enough to understand the difficulties and benefits they have encountered in their professional and personal journey. I have studied their migration since the 2000s.

Syed Waliullah in Paris

It is well-known that Bangla literature took a new turn in the 1940s. Following the revolutionary work of Kazi Nazrul Islam, we got four powerful poets among Bangalee Muslims: Farrukh Ahmad,

Marc Riboud’s Bangladesh 1971: Mourning and Morning

Marc Riboud (1923-2016), one of the first generation of Magnum photographers, was born in Lyon, France.

Ethical encounters: A look into women, war, and cinema in Bangladesh

A modern remake of Ajoy Kar’s 1961 film Saptapodi, Shameem Akhtar’s film Rina Brown (2017) unfolds intimate geographies of love and loss among individuals from India, and West and East Pakistan.

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

Probashi: Histories of the Bangladesh diaspora

The term diaspora originates from the ancient Greek dia speiro meaning a scattering of seeds.

November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022

Buddhist theatre in South Asia and beyond

Considerable research conducted by renowned Orientalists such as Moriz Winternitz,

November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022

Syed Waliullah in Paris

It is well-known that Bangla literature took a new turn in the 1940s. Following the revolutionary work of Kazi Nazrul Islam, we got four powerful poets among Bangalee Muslims: Farrukh Ahmad,

October 31, 2022
October 31, 2022

Marc Riboud’s Bangladesh 1971: Mourning and Morning

Marc Riboud (1923-2016), one of the first generation of Magnum photographers, was born in Lyon, France.

October 24, 2022
October 24, 2022

Ethical encounters: A look into women, war, and cinema in Bangladesh

A modern remake of Ajoy Kar’s 1961 film Saptapodi, Shameem Akhtar’s film Rina Brown (2017) unfolds intimate geographies of love and loss among individuals from India, and West and East Pakistan.

October 17, 2022
October 17, 2022

Love Me Do: Sixty years ago, the Beatles began to play

Sixty years ago, John, Paul, George, and Ringo released their first single, Love Me Do, on October 5, 1962. It was a Parlophone 7-inch 45rpm with the seal 45-R 4949.

October 3, 2022
October 3, 2022

Gandhi’s sojourn in Noakhali

There are many ways a nation’s history can be understood, for it has many points, opinions, and arguments depending on the sources one can reach.

September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022

Student politics in private universities: To be or not to be …

On September 2, the student front of a political party announced its intention to form committees in 16 private universities.  It was greeted with apprehension and alarm. 

September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022

The glorious history of Goalanda

There is more fiction than historical truth about the origin of the name ‘Goalanda’. According to a legend,

September 12, 2022
September 12, 2022

1971 and the case for secularism in Bangladesh and India

Bangladesh has just celebrated fifty years of independence; this year also marks fifty years since its Ganoparishad ratified the Constitution of Bangladesh. Anniversaries are as worthy occasions as any to recall why certain ideological principles were chosen to guide the new nation.