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.
Mubashar Hasan presents initial findings from research that explores the global drivers of Bangladesh’s ‘boat people’.
What the ‘Sudir Incident’ shows us, according to Arafat Kabir, is that a healthy dose of professionalism can shield cricket from unnecessary squabbles.
In this insightful piece, Mohammad Abu Bakar Siddique asserts that emotion should take pride of place as an aspect of Bengali identity.
Mubashar Hasan locates the origin of the secular discourse in the “Islamic” Bangladesh.
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.
In this piece Mubashar Hasan shares the summary of his recently published scholarly article titled ‘Sport as a critique of politics: Everest climbing, nationalism and the failure of politics in Bangladesh.’ Mubashar argues that in Bangladesh, Everest climbing has political significance as these mountaineers use their public platform to criticise national politics. Even hoisting the flag at the top of the world (after risking own lives) can be used as a way to express dissatisfaction over the country’s politics.