1971

Cinema and the melodrama of nationalism

Understanding the recent furore over Hindi cinema in Bangladesh.

| Sep 15, 2015

Remembering our own

The Blood Telegram by Gary J Bass reminds us that 1971 is an evolving story.

| Sep 07, 2015

The man who would not die

Humayun Ahmed's storytelling power could draw astounding emotions out of otherwise worn-out middle-class Bangladeshis.

| Aug 01, 2012

Looking Biharis in the eye

They are another souvenir of Partition, the Biharis – or stranded Pakistanis – of Bangladesh.

| Aug 01, 2006

Back in ’71: US policy revisited

Newly declassified US records show a more full and gruesome picture of what took place behind the scenes of the 1911 Southasian Crisis in Islamabad, New Delhi and Washington, DC. They also show a softer …

| May 01, 2006

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