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The women of 1952

Throughout history, women have been written out or else largely ignored—even in revolutions.
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The women of 1952

Throughout history, women have been written out or else largely ignored—even in revolutions.
Amar Ekushey 2020

The women of 1952

Throughout history, women have been written out or else largely ignored—even in revolutions.

Amar Ekushey 2020 The women who broke the barricades

The women who broke the barricades

The Language Movement is an indelible incident in the history of the Bengali nation and Bangla...

Amar Ekushey 2020 Protibha Mutsuddi: An Indomitable Spirit

Protibha Mutsuddi: An Indomitable Spirit

It was March, 1948. A 13-year-old girl in a remote village in Cox’s Bazar would often hear her...

Amar Ekushey 2020 Halima Khatun: On the frontline

Halima Khatun: On the frontline

“On February 20, the government invoked Section 144. During the meeting organised by us...

Amar Ekushey 2020 Sofia Khan: Resolute in her fight against oppression

Sofia Khan: Resolute in her fight against oppression

Sofia Khan showed a keenness in politics and patriotism from a very early age. She was initiated...

Amar Ekushey 2020 Jobeda Khanam Chowdhury: Rallying the women of the north-east

Jobeda Khanam Chowdhury: Rallying the women of the north-east

Jobeda Khanam Chowdhury was a prominent figure in the language movement in Sylhet. She is one of...

Amar Ekushey 2020 Rowshon Ara Bachchu: On the grounds with Salam, Barkat and Rafiq

Rowshon Ara Bachchu: On the grounds with Salam, Barkat and Rafiq

When Rowshon Ara Bachchu was studying at Dhaka University, female students could not even talk to...

Amar Ekushey 2020 ANWARA KHATUN: The outspoken voice

ANWARA KHATUN: The outspoken voice

“A nation that does not respect its mothers is destined for destruction.”

Amar Ekushey 2020

ANWARA KHATUN: The outspoken voice

“A nation that does not respect its mothers is destined for destruction.”

Amar Ekushey 2020

LAILA NUR: A force of resilience

Laila Nur first stood up against the Pakistan government as a schoolgirl of only 15, just about to...

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