In this strong analysis, Arifuzzaman Tuhin argues that the West must do more to help Bangladesh properly address the rise of extremism within its borders.
In this insightful piece, Mohammad Abu Bakar Siddique asserts that emotion should take pride of place as an aspect of Bengali identity.
In December 2014, Dave Riley began the Twitter-based public history project, @SouthAsia71. From this handle, Dave live-tweets the Bengali struggle for independence as if it were happening today. This article describes the rationale behind the project, an overview of the ground covered to-date and provides an indication as to where the project is headed.
What is the state of female empowerment in Bangladesh today? Well-known Bangladeshi businesswoman and philanthropist Rubana Huq discusses.
In this raw and emotive piece, Faruk Wasif of Bangladesh’s largest Bengali newspaper, Daily Prothom-Alo, discusses the recent death of his countrymen, Rubel Ahmed, in a UK detention centre and the continuing degradation of the rights of immigrants around the world.
In the final part of this series, Finlay Green explores the lives of Lakchunhar, who suffers at the hands of an abusive husband, and Rawshunara, who outlines the detrimental impact of the ‘Aratdar’.