From Muslin To Museum: The Rise and Fall of Bengal’s Textile Empire-1

M Ahmedullah, PhD presents the first of a three part series on the rise and fall of Bengal’s textile empire. Bengal, once dubbed as the ‘paradise on earth’ was renown for its textile industry and its fabrics enjoyed the prestige of popularity abroad, particularly in Britain. M Ahmedullah contextualizes legendary reputation and decline of the historical Bengal textiles, exclusively for Alochonaa.com

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India’s Political Landscape – Past, Present & Future

Mustafa Zaidi* explores the political landscape of India in the lead up to the 2014 general election. Through the analysis of the Indian Congress Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party & the Aam Aadmi Party, Mustafa shares his vision of India’s political future.

The ICT & The Shahbagh Movment: The Crisis of Neutrality in British Bangladeshi Media

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.

Cambodian Concepts of Justice & My First World Syndrome

Cambodia suffers from a dark past. The Khmer Rouge regime was responsible for the death of over 1.2 million Cambodians from 1975-1979. While there is a formal mechanism of justice now in place, known as the ECCC (an international hybrid court), many Cambodian’s have embraced the Buddhist values embedded in their society and live alongside ex KR soldiers. This is a story of Cambodian concepts of justice vs. the Western driven notion of punishment for perpetrators.

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Good Bye and Thank You!

Alochonaa’s journey ends here and now!

The blog is not in operation anymore. We thank  all the editors, contributors, newspapers and media  who republished our content and helped us grow. We are proud of our achievement. What started as an experiment by few PhD students at Griffith University, Australia, turned out to be a source of reference for many academic articles and books.

Even though we are finishing our journey, we will still maintain the site for educational purpose.

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