Liberation War 1971

Crossing the Padma

Here was a river that was larger than life, larger than anything I had encountered before. Flowing gloriously and indifferently, the river presented a mythic scale against which I felt terribly puny.

January 10, 2023
January 10, 2023

Bangabandhu comes home, completes victory

It was the British Royal Air Force comet jet that, on January 10, 1972, carried Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to his freed motherland -- the country he had led to independence.

December 24, 2022
December 24, 2022

Crossing the Padma

Here was a river that was larger than life, larger than anything I had encountered before. Flowing gloriously and indifferently, the river presented a mythic scale against which I felt terribly puny.

December 19, 2022
December 19, 2022

The price of freedom: Reminiscing ‘Joyjatra’

"Joyjatra" begins in a remote village. Even though the Liberation War is already underway, there is a sense of denial regarding the looming danger.

December 16, 2022
December 16, 2022

Revisiting Jochna O Jononir Golpo on victory day

Humayun Ahmed’s Jochna O Jononir Golpo is a timeless classic.

December 16, 2022
December 16, 2022

Snapshots from 1971

On this day in 1971, Bangladesh was liberated from the Pakistan occupation forces following a bloody nine-month war. These pictures were taken in December, 1971.

December 16, 2022
December 16, 2022

Victory Day Today: Freedom dawns

It was like a radiant dawn shining after a long and dreadful night. The cool wind of freedom was blowing in mid-December 1971.

December 15, 2022
December 15, 2022

The price of victory: 1971 and the mental health of a generation

What has never been discussed is the impact of these memories, the persisting scars they left in people's minds.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

 'Omar Faruk er Ma' to release on December 

Noted actress Dilara Zaman starrer liberation war-based short film titled “Omar Faruk er Ma”, directed by Zahidur Rahman Biplob, is set to release on the month of victory, December. The premiere show of the film will be held at Bangladesh Film Archive on December 3. 

November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022

Guerrilla Hafiz and the freedom fighters we have failed

Almost 50 years after the war, freedom fighter Guerrilla Hafiz is yet to receive state recognition

October 23, 2022
October 23, 2022

Academics discuss Afsan Chowdhury’s ‘Narider Ekattor’

“The liberation war was terrifying for women and this is why Afsan Chowdhury’s book is crucial. It is important to study our culture to understand the history of our liberation war,” said Professor Sonia Nishat Amin.