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The postal tax that helped millions

For netizens of the time, postage stamps are mere remnants of history. Almost every Bangladeshi, 30 and above, will recollect fond memories of this collecting pursuit and their prized stamp album,...

The Birangona beyond her wound

Merely days after the Liberation War ended in 1971, the government of the newly formed Bangladesh, in a historically unprecedented move, termed women who were victims of sexual violence during the...

The women in our Liberation War

One of the greatest shortcomings in the perception of our fight for Independence is our consistent failure to recognise the role of women in our Liberation War.

December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016

The postal tax that helped millions

For netizens of the time, postage stamps are mere remnants of history. Almost every Bangladeshi, 30 and above, will recollect fond memories of this collecting pursuit and their prized stamp album,...

December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016

The Birangona beyond her wound

Merely days after the Liberation War ended in 1971, the government of the newly formed Bangladesh, in a historically unprecedented move, termed women who were victims of sexual violence during the...

December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016

The women in our Liberation War

One of the greatest shortcomings in the perception of our fight for Independence is our consistent failure to recognise the role of women in our Liberation War.

December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016

The Guerrillas of Dhaka in 1971

On the morning of December 14, Tuni, Tito, Sabu, Ifu, Zami and I were sitting with others and eating breakfast when we noticed some villagers rushing into the camp. They had seen a large army of...

December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016

Remembering Lieutenant Samir Das

Samir Das was a Bengali belonging to a middle class family of Calcutta. He was born in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh in India.

December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016

Editor's Note

This day comes in the life of every Bangladeshi with unfathomable joy. Regrettably the feeling of joy is tinged with pain and loss, although victory against such a rapacious and brute force is...

December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016

Muktijuddho: Polyphony of the Ocean

As a PhD candidate at Columbia University with a research focus on Bangladesh history, I paid close attention when media reports came out about a draft bill that would punish any distortion of the...