Ekattorer Dinguli forces one to acknowledge the dire reality of ethnic and religious violence, and the harsh legacy of colonial oppression and divide that has ruptured the fabric of the South Asian subcontinent since 1947.
In 1938, as Hitler marched across Europe, Virginia Woolf, in Three Guineas, urged women to “maintain an attitude of complete indifference” to war. She took a clear position on whether or not women have a stake in politics and war.
"I selected excerpts from eight famous works, books like Begum Rokeya’s 'Motichur' and 'Ekattorer Diary' by Sufia Kamal, and expanded on their implied or intended meaning as best as I could."
It was February 27, 2004. I was a resident of Shaheed Janani Jahanara Imam Hall at Jahangirnagar University.
The prosecution has dedicates a war crimes tribunal’s verdict, which handed death to four Kishoreganj Razakars, to Shaheed Janani Jahanara Imam.
Shaheed Shafi Imam Rumi, a guerrilla fighter who fought valiantly in the Liberation War of Bangladesh will always remain 19 in the eyes of people of the country who know the history of sacrifices of a mere teenager and his family for this country.
Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee demands the government to confiscate properties of condemned war criminals and enact new law to compensate the victims of war crimes.
On her 21st death anniversary, we pay homage to Jahanara Imam, the iconic activitst who inspired the entire nation to unite in the efforts to bring those accused of committing war crimes in the Bangladesh Liberation War to trial. Shahriar Kabir and Shameem Akhtar talk to THE DAILY STAR about the Jahanara Imam they knew.