Category Archives: Garments

‘Beauty’ for the Owner, ‘Deformity’ for the Labor

“While you (factory owners) eat the chicken’s thigh, we chew its feet, its claws.”

May 12, 2014 · Leave a 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 “[T]he connection between mosques, Muslims and conservative parents is ‘common sense’ in Euro American … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

American Apparel, gain cheap popularity, but do not act as the grand savior

“more than three million women have been guaranteed jobs through the RMG sector, thus uplifting their status within the family, the society, and the state. If anyone has demolished the … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Embrace Love

Embrace Love by Shamsul Islam They call it the love campaign. We called it the last embrace. They say we are the happiest people in the world. Because we are … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

The state of the Bangladesh economy

by Abdullah Shibli for Bangladesh, the country and its economy, is full of contradictions. To list a couple, while it is one of the world’s fastest growing nations, it … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Decoding the Bangladesh Paradox — A Research Agenda

Decoding The Bangladesh Paradox — A Research Agenda by Jyoti Rahman for Alal O Dulal Bangladesh is getting quite an attention from the world. But unlike the seventies and eighties, not for the … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

My Factory Burned In Workers’ Jealousy

My Factory Burned In Workers’ Jealousy: RMG Factory Owner Delwar by Udisa Islam for Drighangchu, translated for ALAL O DULAL by Irfan Chowdhury  Who started the tradition of wearing clothes? Human beings … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Simulacra…of the fumes

Simulacra… of the fumes by Seema Amin for On September 2nd the Prime Minister visited Ashulia to lay the foundation for the ‘first’ women’s dormitory in the RMG hub. … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Anjali Khan: BGMEA’s “Act of God” citation is an Act of Blasphemy

BGMEA’s “Act of God” citation is an Act of Blasphemy by Anjali Khan for It’s Lailatul Qadr and I’m trying to pray. But I can’t.

August 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Road to Court 21

The Road to Court 21 by Seema Amin for “O bleating without wool! O Wound!” Lorca Prologue: the incidental messenger ‘Now you say the income of the Adamjis, Dauds … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment



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