Liberation War 1971

March 24, 2022
March 24, 2022

Alamgir Kabir: “Zahir in Kolkata”

17 April, 1971. I reached Kolkata from Agartala on the previous day. Word reaches me that Zahir Raihan has also arrived at Kolkata on the same day.

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

UPL launches Samuel Jaffe’s book on US grassroots activism in Bangladesh Liberation War

In a live YouTube broadcast, The University Press Limited (UPL) launched their book, An Internal Matter: The U.S., Grassroots Activism and the Creation of Bangladesh, written by Samuel Jaffe, at 7...

January 16, 2022
January 16, 2022

UPL launches Samuel Jaffe’s book on grassroots activism in the Liberation War

In a live YouTube broadcast, University Press Limited (UPL) launched their book, An Internal Matter: The U.S., Grassroots Activism and the Creation of Bangladesh, written by Samuel Jaffe, at 7 PM...

December 18, 2021
December 18, 2021

Untold stories of war heroines: Revisiting Rizia Rahman’s ‘Rokter Okshor’

Published as early as 1978, Rizia Rahman’s well-acclaimed book, Rokter Okshor, narrates the lives of the women who were forced (directly and indirectly) into prostitution in the post-Liberation War...

December 16, 2021
December 16, 2021

Stories of the liberation war, and how we must never forget to pass it on

Fifty years have now passed since that glorious day in December 1971 when we achieved victory after a battle for nine months.

December 16, 2021
December 16, 2021

A Walk to Victory

The idea was to put ourselves face to face with history.

August 15, 2021
August 15, 2021

Knowing Bangabandhu

On 15 August, we mourn the loss of our founding father and charismatic leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. For most of us, he remains a figure larger than life we were not fortunate enough to...

July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021

The Birangona in fiction: ‘1971’ and ‘Talaash’

In this addition to this series, following up on the previous installment’s focus on nonfiction narratives of Birangonas’s lives and experiences, we recall Tarashankar Bandopadhyay’s '1971&...

March 27, 2019
March 27, 2019

Mapping genocide in Khulna

War leaves its traces everywhere, be it in the form of memories or mass graves.

March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019

MARCH 18, 1971: So-called talks enter third day

The so-called negotiation, which will later be proved as a ploy of the Pakistan military junta to kill time for military buildup in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, rolled into third day.