Syed Badrul Ahsan critically examines Bangladeshi politician Dr. Kamal Hossain’s record as a political negotiator as this 80 years old politician leading an alliance of opposition parties to hold dialogue with the Prime Minister with an aim to end a political deadlock loomed over the management and administration of the next general election.
In Part 2 of this three part series, Finlay discusses the lives of women in Bangladesh in the aftermath Cyclone Aila, 2009, as well as the benefits to women of owning their own land.
This is the first instalment of a three-part report on the state of women in agriculture on Bangladesh’s southern coast in November/December 2010. In Part 1, Finlay covers the first village he encountered, Chakbara, where Bangladeshi woman, Monowara, describes life as a tiger widow.
Mubashar Hasan examines the rise of ‘rockization’ and Global political Islamist parties as conflicting aspects of globalization in Bangladesh. He argues, “unavoidable discursive transnational forces of globalization disrupt the nature of traditional culture, social boundaries and foster the rooted cosmopolitanism within Bangladeshis where agents for consumer cultures and rebels of globalisation who themselves are products of globalisation, are maneuvering.”
There are no Muslims in Bangladesh, or alternatively there are many Muslims in Bangladesh. What this question actually refers to is the confusion about either a political, or a religious ideology within the political parties in Bangladesh. Therefore, an expectation for a secular ideology, or a religious ideology in Bangladesh’s politics, considering the contemporary political situations is highly challenging, and ultimately impossible.
A London Based British Bangladeshi journalist Mr. Muhammad Abdul Hye Ibne Safi presents an insightful evaluation of the growing partisanship in Bangladeshi journalism and its negative impact on British Bangladeshi media in the UK, set against the backdrop of two most talked about political events of Bangladesh in 2013- The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) and the Shahbagh Movement.