Ekushey Special 2019

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    Can marginalised history be told by middle class?

    by Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:23am on February 21, 2019

    The peasant existed as far as history goes back but the middle class is largely a colonial product....

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    Why was there a battle of Urdu-Bangla?

    by Kaniz Fathema | Updated at 12:19am on February 21, 2019

    SOON after the partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan, especially after India had taken Hindi as the official language, central leaders of Pakistan...

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    Language and construction of stereotypes

    by Anika Mahin | Updated at 12:09am on February 21, 2019

    WHILE writing about language and construction of image which in itself leads the way to the act of creating stereotypes, a quotation from Ngugi WA...

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    Rohingya: inclusion of a new derogatory term in Bangla

    by Nasrin Siraj | Updated at 12:08am on February 21, 2019

    NOVEMBER, 2017. I went for an evening walk with a (female) friend at Agargaon. Different departments of the government are located here....

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    The Shaheed Minar controversy

    by Shakhawat Tipu | Updated at 12:05am on February 21, 2019

    SIXTY Four years after its inception controversies around the central Saheed Minar (Language Martyrs Monument) linger on....

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    The Shaheed Minar controversy

    by Shakhawat Tipu | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    SIXTY Four years after its inception controversies around the central Saheed Minar (Language Martyrs Monument) linger on. There is an ongoing debate as to what...

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    Great language movement: some reflections

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    THE ‘Language Movement’ of erstwhile East Bengal/East Pakistan and Bangladesh today was more than a language movement, it was a cultural-political movement for Bangladesh....

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    State of the rich and language of the poor

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2018

    THERE is hardly any Bangladeshi intellectual, even in these days of the production and reproduction of the crudely classed and partisan narratives of Bangladesh’s ‘national...

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    Dating the first Bengali block print specimen

    Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:10am on February 21, 2018

    GEORGE A Grierson, in the first part of the fifth volume of his Linguistic Survey of India, in 1903, established that Orientalisch- und Occidentalischer Sprachmeister...

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    Bangladesh, Bengal, or identity nationalism and fundamentalism

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on February 21, 2018

    BENGALI nationalism means several things and is interpreted accordingly. Several notions operate in this space and they do not mean the same thing. Cultural identities...

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