We bring out a special issue today dedicated to the man who led us to freedom and made possible the birth of our country – Bangladesh – and whose birth centenary we start observing from today.
Prio Deshbashi, my colleagues in the Government of Bangladesh, before my return had declared March 17 as a public holiday on account of my birthday. At that time as you may remember I was a captive...
[Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s confiscated letter written on 19.08.1966 from Dhaka Central Jail to Tajuddin Ahmed who was imprisoned in Mymensingh District Jail.]
When I went out in the morning, I noticed that those who had been interned in old cell number 20 were looking at me through an opening in the door. Little by little, I went towards them. I asked...
In 1938 a significant event of my life occurred. Mr [Fazlul] Huq was then the prime minister of Bengal and Mr Suhrawardy the
The Hindus and Muslims were somewhat wary of each other. There were a few Hindu villages surrounding Gopalganj town.
In school I was crazy about sports. However, my father tried to discourage me from playing since my heart wasn’t strong.
[Bangabandhu’s confiscated letter written to his father, Sheikh Lutfar Rahman, in Tungipara, Faridpur address
Renu is the nickname of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib. She wasn’t just a wife, but Bangabandhu’s companion,
[This confiscated letter was written on 21/12/1950 by Security Prisoner Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman while in Faridpur District Jail, addressed to H. S. Suhrawardy in Lahore (West Pakistan).]
I remember one particular day when my father and I discussed politics till two o’clock in the morning. My father was very impressed with my views. The only advice he had for me was that I should...