March 1971

March 28, 1971: Bangladesh seeks global support

After one of the deadliest nights in the country on March 25, the arrest of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the declaration of independence on March 26, freedom fighters kept fighting against the Pakistan army.

March 12, 2018
March 12, 2018

March 12, 1971: More support for movement

The black flag continued to wave.

March 10, 2018
March 10, 2018

March 10, 1971: Bangladesh flag hoisted

The situation in the then East Pakistan was rapidly changing as people from all walks of life responded to the calls of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

March 9, 2018
March 9, 2018

March 9, 1971: Hours of solidarity

March 9th, 1971, was a day of solidarity.

March 26, 2016
March 26, 2016

The Treasury Officer and those dark days of March 1971

This is the story of my father who was a civil servant assigned as the treasury officer of Dhaka in 1971.

August 12, 2015
August 12, 2015

Rayerbazar memorial

The Rayerbazar momorial is the site we go to pay our respects every year to intellectuals massacred on the eve of victory on December 14, 1971.

March 31, 2015
March 31, 2015

The trial is more important than the accused

Here we publish a letter written by Kamruddin Ahmad to the Law Minister on November 21, 1972. Kamruddin Ahmad was a Language Movement hero, politician, lawyer and diplomat.

March 30, 2015
March 30, 2015

“I Don't Like Twirling the Baton of Politics”

BEFORE we knew it, it was the year 1970. There were political movements all around. The confrontations of the students and the public of East Bengal had reached their peak.

March 28, 2015
March 28, 2015

Bangladesh's Liberation War -- Documents and History

Here we publish an excerpt from Hasan Hafizur Rahman's introduction to History of Bangladesh War of Independence: Documents, the largest collection of the Liberation War documents.

March 23, 2015
March 23, 2015

A journey through light and shadow

BANGLADESH'S War of Independence in 1971 was the culmination of a prolonged movement for emancipation from economic, political and cultural subjugation by West Pakistan.

March 23, 2015
March 23, 2015

The independence movement of Bangladesh

DURING the latter half of the last [ 19th] century, when the poet Nabinchandra Sen was a student of Presidency College, the boys from West Bengal used to poke fun at him by calling him a 'Bangal.'