1d ago| In Focus

Mary Frances Dunham: In memoriam

The blood of the farmer is very sweet and everybody wants to taste it;

2w ago| In Focus

Hatiya fishermen working in oman

“We try to stop them, but they want to go. They say that Allah may help them to find a good malik. And so, they go; and we let them go because we need food, because here we don’t have enough.

3w ago| In Focus

Dhirendranath Dutta: Portrait of a patriot

Dhirendranath Dutta was born on November 2, 1886 to a lower middle-income family in Ramrail village of Brahmanbaria sub-division under Tripura district, now known as Cumilla.

Bangladesh's foreign policy compulsions, constraints and choices

Policies are ethereal. Instead of a specific set of instructions, it is a general sense of being and a spatial sense of direction as to where we might be heading as a country, an institution, a...

Two women, one family, and divided nations

I was born in 1899 in the Raychaudhuri family in the village of Gabtali, Sonargaon, East Bengal. My father worked in the Treasury in Mymensingh.

Memories of lives from villages under water

Speaking from his home in Agartala, the capital of the Northeast Indian state of Tripura, Mohendro Chakma recalls his role as the leader of the 19th group that was preparing to trek to the North...

September 6, 2021
September 6, 2021

Dispute settlement mechanism under the UNCLOS 1982

The Law of the Sea dispute settlement mechanism is an area of great academic, economic, and political interest where the relationship between public and private law is in full evolution and...

August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021

Early Barristers from East Bengal

The failed Indian rebellion of 1857 also led to the ‘demise’ of the rapacious East India Company (EIC) in 1858, when political power was transferred to the crown-in-parliament in England with the...

August 23, 2021
August 23, 2021

Bangladesh's foreign policy compulsions, constraints and choices

Policies are ethereal. Instead of a specific set of instructions, it is a general sense of being and a spatial sense of direction as to where we might be heading as a country, an institution, a...

August 16, 2021
August 16, 2021

Two women, one family, and divided nations

I was born in 1899 in the Raychaudhuri family in the village of Gabtali, Sonargaon, East Bengal. My father worked in the Treasury in Mymensingh.

August 9, 2021
August 9, 2021

Memories of lives from villages under water

Speaking from his home in Agartala, the capital of the Northeast Indian state of Tripura, Mohendro Chakma recalls his role as the leader of the 19th group that was preparing to trek to the North...

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

'It was like the morning after a nuclear attack'

The following is the field report on trip to Jessore, Khulna, Chalna and Kushtia submitted by Hendrik Van der Heijden, Economist, Pakistan Division, the World Bank, dated June 23, 1971.

July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021

The Dhaka Muslin Industry

The subject of this paper is the old muslin industry of Dacca [Dhaka] and its neighborhood. I shall not deal in this article with the Muslins produced here with British yarn.

July 19, 2021
July 19, 2021

The China wave in literature

At the Hay Dhaka Literary Festival of 2012 the celebrated Indian writer Vikram Seth, after reading some of his fine translations of Chinese poetry, remarked that he found it odd that his fellow...

July 12, 2021
July 12, 2021

The Incorrigible Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

The misdemeanors of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan are legendary.Tomes have already been written about this ‘dark, diabolical prince’ of Larkana, Sind, in Pakistan.

July 5, 2021
July 5, 2021

Habshi rule in Bengal (1487-94)

Very few people know that Bengal was once ruled by Habshi African sultans. Four rulers from an African background occupied the Sultanate of Bengal during 1487-94. Those who know about that period...