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History Wars: Kamal Hossain Interview (Part 1)

Our history is never still, and there are always processes of rewriting Bangladesh’s history, erasing crucial figures. The best response to such history wars is to let the record speak, … Continue reading

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AOD Interviews Kabir Suman — Kobigan, the lost musical heritage of Bengal and more

Kabir Suman, a songwriter, a singer, a musician, a journalist, an author, an activist, and an ex-parliamentarian (Lok Sabha, Parliament of India, 2009-2014), probably needs little introduction. About a quarter century … Continue reading

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Left Behind By the Nation: ‘Stranded Pakistanis’ in Bangladesh

AlalODulal condemns in the strongest terms the violence that left at least 11 Urdu Speaking people (“Biharis”) dead. Anthropologist Dina Siddiqi’s research on the conditions of “stranded Pakistanis” (alternately and … Continue reading

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Who is Somo Odhikar?

Yesterday’s attack on the motorcade of Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission injured Commission member Dr Iftekharuzzaman, also executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Rangamati sadar police station Officer-in-Charge Monu Sohel Imtiaz, Research … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

বিশ্বকাপ, আমাদের খেলার মাঠ কিংবা ‘ঘাড়ে মাথা’ প্রসঙ্গ

বিশ্বকাপ, আমাদের খেলার মাঠ কিংবা ‘ঘাড়ে মাথা’ প্রসঙ্গ –আনু মুহাম্মদ বিশ্বকাপ ফুটবলের আনন্দ উত্তেজনার অংশীদার কমবেশি আমরা অনেকেই। কিন্তু যারা বাংলাদেশের খেলার মাঠগুলো খেয়ে ফেলে এদেশের শিশু কিশোর তরুনদের বর্তমান … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

তোমার যাওয়া হবে না কবি/You Can’t Yet Leave, My Poet

by Shamit Mahbub Shahabuddin English Translation by Awrup Sanyal for AlalODulal.org তোমার যাওয়া হবে না কবি  আর একটু হাঁটো কবি পথ চলা এখানে থামালে যে চলবে না, আমার তো এখনও অনেক … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Killings at Bangladesh’s ‘Bihari Camp’ – Murder Mystery or Murder with Impunity?

The Killings at Bangladesh’s Bihari Camp – Murder Mystery or Murder with Impunity? By Nadine Shaanta Murshid There are multiple stories. We are either to believe one of them or … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home by Hana Shams Ahmed A young girl writes a poem where she asks a simple question — one which no one can answer. She asks, “Who … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Touching The Untouchables 

  The politics involving various minority groups have become a veritable concern. Well-meaning views, dialogues, and inceptions of new laws are very important. Yet, unless and until the complacent ‘majority’ makes … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Remembering Historian Amalendu De

It is due to the initiative of Professor Amalendu De that the grave of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, one of the vanguard thinkers of equity and rationalism in the subcontinent and … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Way of Living Lost In ‘Selfie’ and ‘WhatsApp’

A Way of Living Lost In ‘Selfie’ and ‘WhatApp’ By Garga Chaterjee for Alal O Dulal Our neighbour of many years, Ananda Santra, died yesterday. Anandda kaku lived in our apartment complex in the Chetla locality of Kolkata (Ward Number … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

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