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Bangabandhu and his unrealised dreams

The murder and its political background

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Bangladesh's new data protection act: brittle shield or blunt sword?

The Government of Bangladesh is drafting a data protection and localisation law (“draft data protection act, DPA” or “the law”), which, once enacted, will be the first of its kind data privacy law...

2w ago| In Focus

Dispute settlement mechanism under the UNCLOS 1982

The Law of the Sea dispute settlement mechanism is an area of great academic, economic, and political interest where the relationship between public and private law is in full evolution and...

An unparalleled veteran in the world of publishing

Behind his big glasses and mischievous smile hid over 50 years of experience in publishing. Very few people would be able to claim the same kind of knowledge and understanding of the ins and outs...

History and the Birangona

In December 1971, East Pakistan became the independent nation of Bangladesh after a nine-month war with West Pakistan and their local Bengali collaborators.

Remembering the Battle of Bhomra

Hell had broken loose. The sky above the Bhomra bund of Satkhira suddenly turned bright, thunderous colours going in all directions.

July 12, 2021
July 12, 2021

The Incorrigible Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

The misdemeanors of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan are legendary.Tomes have already been written about this ‘dark, diabolical prince’ of Larkana, Sind, in Pakistan.

July 5, 2021
July 5, 2021

Habshi rule in Bengal (1487-94)

Very few people know that Bengal was once ruled by Habshi African sultans. Four rulers from an African background occupied the Sultanate of Bengal during 1487-94. Those who know about that period...

June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021

An unparalleled veteran in the world of publishing

Behind his big glasses and mischievous smile hid over 50 years of experience in publishing. Very few people would be able to claim the same kind of knowledge and understanding of the ins and outs...

June 21, 2021
June 21, 2021

History and the Birangona

In December 1971, East Pakistan became the independent nation of Bangladesh after a nine-month war with West Pakistan and their local Bengali collaborators.

June 14, 2021
June 14, 2021

Remembering the Battle of Bhomra

Hell had broken loose. The sky above the Bhomra bund of Satkhira suddenly turned bright, thunderous colours going in all directions.

June 7, 2021
June 7, 2021

A photographer named Fritz Kapp

It was in the early 1980s, that I became aware of Frederick Fritz Kapp popularly known as Fritz Kapp, a German photographer through his photographs printed in a book published from Calcutta.

May 24, 2021
May 24, 2021

How the Mukti Bahini was trained

On May 1, 1971, General SHFJ Manekshaw issued the Indian Army Operational Instruction No. 52. A structured policy to provide training facilities and logistical and operational support for the...

May 17, 2021
May 17, 2021

The current status of Jerusalem

This is an excerpt of the paper delivered by Edward Said, author of the famous book Orientalism, at a conference on Jerusalem held in London on 15-16 June, 1995.

May 10, 2021
May 10, 2021

Ray and His Political Films

“Films cannot change society. They never have. Show me a film that changed society or brought about any change,” said master director Satyajit Ray in an interview for the American magazine Cineaste...

May 3, 2021
May 3, 2021

The early history of press freedom in Bengal

In mid-eighteenth century Mughal India, slowly but surely, the old was giving way to the new in complex ways.