Ekushey Special 2021

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    Language and people

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 02:39am on February 21, 2021

    SCIENTIFIC pursuit, struggles in the arena of production, and class war making language dynamic and rich are related to the issues of the world around...

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    The rise and fall of urban middle class

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 02:24am on February 21, 2021

    HISTORY is built around alliances amongst classes, groups and communities. Each of these segments has its own characteristics and alliance formation. These identities are cross-cutting...

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    Indigenous languages and linguistic pluralism

    Pavel Partha | Updated at 02:17am on February 21, 2021

    ON FEBRUARY 21, schools are closed to celebrate International Mother Language Day. After having his breakfast with thajong alu (wild potato), George Chiran, a student...

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    The national language movement

    Afroza Anwary | Updated at 02:11am on February 21, 2021

    FROM 1947 to 1956, a language movement swept through East Pakistan. There were three phases of the movement, which signify transitions in the dynamics of...

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    Locked up by lingo

    Faria Rashid | Updated at 02:08am on February 21, 2021

    DALE Spender rightly said, ‘It is language which determines the limit of our world, which constructs our reality’. Language, as a vital component of our...

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    On endangered language and democracy

    Ahmed Shamim | Updated at 02:00am on February 21, 2021

    ‘TIME changes all things: there is no reason why language should escape this universal law.’ We do not have any tenable evidence to contradict the...

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    The Roman cloak of Bangla texts

    Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 01:55am on February 21, 2021

    WHEN we write Bangla texts in Bangla script, we do not usually write how we pronounce the words. We, but for a few who are...