As Bangladesh steps into its 46th year as an independent and sovereign nation, it is celebrating its vast achievements,while contemplating the intricate mechanisms needed to address its problems.
Bangladesh becoming independent was the inevitable conclusion of decades of struggle against the blatant subjugation that deprived
We lived in Rajarbagh Road, across the tin-roofed bamboo barracks of the Police Lines. On the night of March 25, 1971, my brother-
The year 1971 was a landmark in South Asian history for many reasons. It included the birth of Bangladesh but also the war fought by
On the occasion of 46th Independence Day we are publishing a translation of the renowned litterateur and educationist Dr Muhammad Enamul Haq's article titled Bangladesh: Sangskriti o Sovvotar Loksho. It was published in early 1972. In this article Dr Haq elucidates the importance of adopting secularism as the state policy of the newborn nation.
Qurbani Eid (Eid-ul-Azha) was in February and one of my uncles had arrived from London. Together with other relatives we left for
One of the reasons of making Urdu the sole national language, was that the British had forcefully imposed it in Punjab as the