1952 Language Movement | The Daily Star
  • Director Shabnam Ferdousi

    'Bhashajoyita: The Language Fighter' screened at Goethe Institut Bangladesh

    Many brave souls, both men and women, fought for our mother language Bangla during the 1952 Language Movement. However, the names of women language fighters hardly appear in written history.

  • International Mother Language Day 2019 observed today countrywide

    Nation pays tributes to language martyrs

    The nation pays rich tributes to the martyrs of the 1952 historic Language Movement with the clock striking 12:01am, marking 'Amar Ekushey', the Language Martyrs' Day and International Mother Language Day.

  • Language Movement Heroes: No list yet as HC order unheeded

    On this day in 1952, many brave sons of this soil laid down their lives to establish Bangla as a state language. But when it comes to the Language Movement, the country's young generation only knows the names of Salam, Jabbar, Barkat, Rafique, and Shafiur, mainly due to indifference by successive governments in this regard.

  • 1952 Language Movement based on film Phagun Hawa release soon

    'Phagun Hawa' to release soon

    Based on the 1952 Language Movement, the film Phagun Hawa is set to release on February 8, under the banner of Impress Telefilm Limited. The film is adapted from a story named Bou Kotha Kou, written by Tito Rahman. Directed by Tauquir Ahmed, the film was shot in Paikgachha Upazila of Khulna.

  • Language hero Syed Abdul Hannan dies

    Syed Abdul Hannan, a language movement veteran and Freedom Fighter, died from old age complications at a private hospital in Dhaka city early Tuesday. He was 87.

  • Tauquir Ahmed's new film Phagun Hawa

    Tauquir Ahmed on 'Phagun Hawa'

    Phagun Hawa is scheduled to release on February 8. We have chosen the month of February for the release, because the film is about the 1952 Language Movement.

  • Language veteran, journo Zainul Abedin laid to rest

    Zainul Abedin, a Urdu speaking senior journalist and one of the 1952 Bengali Language Movement veterans, is buried at Intellectual Martyrs graveyard at Mirpur in Dhaka.

  • A different ‘Amar Ekushey’ in Netherlands

    Hundreds of children, men and women from as many as 10 countries join in a solemn pledge at Zuiderpark in The Hague, Netherlands saying they will do what they all can to save their mother tongues, cultures and unity in diversity.

  • 2 bombs blasted at Jessore Shaheed Minar

    Two crude bombs are exploded at central Shaheed Minar in Jessore at midnight when people were paying tributes to the martyrs of the Language Movement in 1952.

  • Nation pays homage to Language martyrs

    Throngs of people walking barefoot, singing songs of patriotism are paying homage to the Language Movement martyrs, who sacrificed their lived for mother tongue Bangla marking a day of supreme sacrifice.

  • A language hero’s search for patriotism

    Language hero Abdul Quader Bhasani says he gets teary eyed when he sees people have no patriotism in them. “I shall never forget Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani’s advice of loving this country, my nation with patriotism. And I still continue to do that.”