Category Archives: History

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

July 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

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

Open Letter to Narendra Modi

By Nadine Murshid for 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

The Trial of David B.

The Trial of David B. by Tibra Ali “Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.”—Franz Kafka, “The Trial” I … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

Liberation through the Gunday lens

Liberation through the Gunday lens By Fahima Durrat for 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

Bengal Textiles in Britain

Bengal Textiles in Britain By Muhammad Ahmedullah for The English East India Company first visited Bengal in the early 1660s to purchase textiles. At that time Bengal was already … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

March 2, 2014 · 7 Comments

আনু মুহাম্মদ: আরেকটি সর্বনাশা চুক্তি

আরেকটি সর্বনাশা চুক্তি আনু মুহাম্মদ for Alal O Dulal দেশের ভবিষ্যৎকে বিপদাপন্ন করে আরেকটি সর্বনাশা চুক্তি করলো সরকার। যুক্তরাষ্ট্র, ভারত, চীন খুশি, কিন্তু বিপদাপন্ন বাংলাদেশ। গত ১৭ ফেব্রুয়ারি সংশোধিত ‘পিএসসি … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment



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