Memories Of Underdevelopment – Grand Alliance And The Third Force In Power Politics

Memories Of Underdevelopment – Grand Alliance And The Third Force In Power Politics By Faruk Wasif, translated by Emon Sarwar for Alal ODulal Friedrich Engels in his 1887 essay,  “The Role … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Not a mindless atrocity but an atrocity of ‘war’

By Shafiqur Rahman for AlaloDulal The boy Monir died at last after three days of indescribable pain from burning of 95% of his body. The whole country silently prayed that … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Red Line and Failure of Intellectuals

The Red Line and Failure of Intellectuals By ShafiqurRahman for Alalodulal [In a democracy, public Intellectual have a duty to protest and indict when power centers in the state and … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Paltan to Shahbag

An election is approaching.  Government is set make the playing field as uneven as possible.  Opposition needs a major street victory to change the game.  Jamaat is flexing its muscle.  Secular-liberal-progressives … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

Making a stand, taking a side

In the current political theatre, the central character is Jamaat-e-Islami. The Shahbag Awakening started as a reaction against a possible Jamaat-Awami backdoor deal. A month on, I think such a deal looks … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Rani-noitik Pechal

Dear Readers, we know that you care about nothing more than good old fashioned speculation about Bangladesh’s politics.  It’s the same for us over here at AoD.  During this election year, … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Amnesty’s selective silence on Bangladesh

Amnesty International came out with its annual report on Bangladesh on 23 May. State Minister for Home Shamsul Haque Tuku was unhappy with the report because he thought it exaggerated … Continue reading

June 4, 2012 · 1 Comment



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