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Category Archives: 1971

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

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

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 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

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

Ekusher Prothom Kobita

Ekusher Prothom Kobita By Ikhtisad Ahmed for AlalODulal History exists in the abstract. Vague theories are posited, established and refuted, but rarely felt. Over the years mankind has perfected this … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Placing the Voices of Shahbag in Modern Narratives of Transnational Youth Protest – Part 2

  If trolling through history reveals involvement of youth in political or socioeconomic upheavals, in case of Bangladesh their raison d’etre has been simple and straightforward: to bring about (political) change.

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Placing the Voices of Shahbag in Modern Narratives of Transnational Youth Protest – Part 1

If trolling through history reveals involvement of youth in political or socioeconomic upheavals, in case of Bangladesh their raison d’etre has been simple and straightforward: to bring about (political) change.

February 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

December at the Pakistan Embassy

December at the Pakistan Embassy by Irfan Chowdhury for AlalODulal.org December often sees an out-pouring of emotions in Bangladesh for the 1971 war.

December 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

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