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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

June 25, 2014 · 7 Comments

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

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

Open Letter to Narendra Modi

By Nadine Murshid for AlalODulal.org OPEN LETTER TO NARENDRA MODI Dear Mr. Modi, It has come to our attention that you are about to head the next government in India. Many congratulations. It … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 10 Comments

T20 Debate And Narcissism Of Small Differences

Narcissism of Small Differences: Some Comments on the T20 Debate and on Nationalism in the Era of Neoliberal Globalization by Humayun Kabir for Alal O Dulal The ICC T20 World Cup … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · 3 Comments

Stars, planets, black-holes – West Bengal’s glamorous turn

Stars, planets, black-holes – West Bengal’s glamorous turn By Pratik Deb for AlalODulal.org The recent announcement of candidates for the upcoming parliamentary election by Trinamul Congress supremo and the current … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Liberation through the Gunday lens

Liberation through the Gunday lens By Fahima Durrat for AlalODulal.org Factual errors made in a fictitious storyline may seem like a trivial matter, but they can hide icebergs. The iceberg … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sexuality as Liberation? The Work of Salvation Narratives in Neoliberal Times

Sexuality as Liberation? The Work of Salvation Narratives in Neoliberal Times By Dina Siddiqi for AlalODulal.org “[T]he connection between mosques, Muslims and conservative parents is ‘common sense’ in Euro American … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

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