national anthem

Swansong of Unity

Sinhala nationalism in Namo Namo Matha.

| Jun 01, 2003

The king’s song

The military tune that became the anthem.

| Jun 01, 2003

In Search of Shonar Bangla

The Bangladesh constitution of 1972 directs the first 10 lines of Amar Shonar Bangla to be sung as the national anthem.

| May 01, 2003

Singing the nation

Singing the concept of an akhand Bharat or of a Persianised sultanat or of a shonar Bangla when part of Bengal is- in India is unreal.

| May 01, 2003

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