Afsan Chowdhury

Afsan Chowdhury is a Bangladeshi liberation war researcher, columnist and journalist.

How little we will ever know

One historian’s move away from history, and back into the real world.

Mar 06, 2019

The nearly secret Maobadi War

Red radicals of Bangladesh have been at it for five decades, but more than a law and order issue their presence points to a systemic failure of the state.

Jul 25, 2005

Scared and hungry in the air

Travellers thrombosis and bad films are some of the terrors that await the flyer who departs Dhaka for London.

Apr 01, 2003

Such long journeys of silence and forgiveness

Bangladesh is now being imagined outside, it has been externalized, and there is no longer the trickle-down of hope.

Jan 01, 2003

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