1947 Partition

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Dhaka before and after Partition

Dhaka has gone through many ups and downs over the past few centuries.

November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022

Displaced Music: Partition through the senses

Songs give a voice to the timelessness of the body’s performative archive.

November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: A relative’s perspective on an enigmatic hero

Nehru was revolted by Nazism and the persecution of Europe’s Jews. Bose…felt that the Indian struggle for freedom should override all other considerations.

November 11, 2022
November 11, 2022

75 years of Partition: The art of remembering

In our school textbooks, Partition was a minor detail in the climax of the rousing story of the Indian National Movement.

November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022

75 Years of Partition: The Many Migrations of Siraj-ul Huq

One man’s journey through the events of 1947 and 1971, and his experience of being a refugee and then a stateless person.

October 29, 2022
October 29, 2022

75 Years of Partition: Lessons we need to un/learn

Narratives from the peripheries are needed to balance out the indocentrism of Partition Studies

October 21, 2022
October 21, 2022

The perennial shadow of communalism

Communal violence is not a recent phenomenon in this part of the world.

October 15, 2022
October 15, 2022

‘Tailor-Made’ Partition: Saga of an Orchestrated Disaster

In 1947, “United India” got vivisected, in which Bengal experienced the divide along with Punjab.

October 7, 2022
October 7, 2022

75 years of Partition: The flow between two sides of a line

The reality of the communities that are yet to recover from the trauma of Partition.

August 19, 2022
August 19, 2022

How Partition impacted the Dhaka book trade

With the expansion of the publishing business, bookshops also sprang up in various parts of Old Dhaka, particularly in Chawkbazar, Islampur, Mughaltuli and Patuatuli. It is estimated that the number of bookshops in Dhaka till 1900 were no less than 40.