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Kazi Nazrul Islam and “World Literature”: Some Questions and Concerns

Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976) has been customarily characterized as a rebel poet, particularly, if not exclusively, because of his 1922 poem called “Bidrohi” (the Rebel)—a poem that fiercely stages his political, linguistic, even metrical rebellion all at once.

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

Evolving mosques in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, many new mosques with their edgy architecture are reflecting changes in the populace’s changing mores.

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

Kazi Nazrul Islam and “World Literature”: Some Questions and Concerns

Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976) has been customarily characterized as a rebel poet, particularly, if not exclusively, because of his 1922 poem called “Bidrohi” (the Rebel)—a poem that fiercely stages his political, linguistic, even metrical rebellion all at once.

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

The Islamic strain in Kazi Nazrul Islam

Nazrul’s iconic poem uses both Islamic lore as well as Hindu myths to rebel against all that dehumanises and discriminates against human beings.

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

5 top Buddhist sites in Bangladesh

Although Buddhism comprises a very small percentage of the population, there are Buddhist temples and monasteries aplenty, especially due to Bengal’s rich Buddhist heritage.

April 26, 2022
April 26, 2022

Religious freedom worsening in Bangladesh, across South Asia: US report

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has expressed deep concerns about the worsening religious freedom conditions in Bangladesh and other South Asian countries.

April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022

No clash between religion and culture: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said culture has no clash with religion -- referring to numerous attacks on cultural programmes including bombings at Pahela Baishakh celebration.

September 7, 2018
September 7, 2018

Church of England numbers in Britain are at record low

The number of Britons who describe themselves as belonging to the Church of England has fallen to a record low with more than half now saying they have no religion, according to a survey.

May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016

Imam sent to jail for ‘demeaning Islam’

An imam (religious leader) and two others have been sent to jail in Lalmonirhat over a case filed for allegedly demeaning Islam.

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

Humiliated headmaster reinstated

A primary probe report found untrue the allegation against the headmaster that he insulted religion, for which he was publicly humiliated triggering public outrage and a firestorm of protest on the social media.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

Muslim woman's cheeky selfie with anti-Islam group goes viral

When hijab-wearing Zakia Belkhiri saw members of a far-right anti-Islam group protesting outside an Islamic lifestyle event she was attending in Belgium she responded like a true Millennial.