Afsan Chowdhury

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    1947-71: Was Pakistan a ‘false’ state?

    by Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 01:30am on March 26, 2020

    THE analytical problem troubling the history of both Pakistan at birth and Bangladesh in being is that it takes colonial interpretations and narratives of state...

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    Sheikh Mujib: Class, community and decolonising historical analysis

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on March 17, 2020

    CONCEPTUALISING an independent Bangladesh struggle located in socio-economic realities expressed through both class conflicts and class alliance is not common in historical research...

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    Class conflicts in a remittance-economy state

    by Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:10am on February 21, 2020

    ALL history hitherto known is one of seeking class advantages through various alliances and combinations. These alliances are formed in response to challenges posed to...

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    A proxy cold war that hurt Left?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 10:29pm on December 15, 2019

    The Kagmari conference of 1957 of the Awami League is one of the most significant political events in our history in the long walk to...

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    Whose sovereignty should we measure?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    IN BANGLADESH, the notion of sovereignty is taken for granted. Most countries do, based on certain conceptual frameworks. It is generally assumed that if there...

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    A time to read, a time to remember Prof Abu Mahmud

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    READING to review a book of this kind is not easy but as it belongs to a past almost lost. This is particularly so when...

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    And who qualifies as a freedom fighter?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    THE recent decision of the Supreme Court that lifted the bar on someone being considered too young to be designated a freedom fighter makes sense...

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    Good-bye, Mahfuz Ullah bhai, your history has ended

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on May 15, 2019

    THE death of Mahfuz Ullah bhai has shocked many because no matter if he was ailing like many of his age and time, he seemed...

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    Allegation of sexual harassment against a teacher and protests

    by Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on May 04, 2019

    A TEACHER of the English literature in Chattogram University of Science and Technology and former professor of Chattogram Univesity for more than for decades, Professor...

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    Sheikh Mujib and historical identity of the margin

    by Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:38am on March 26, 2019

    THE Indian India National Congress peddled its One-Nation Theory, the Muslim League counter-produced the Two-Nation Theory as a negotiating tool with British colonialism and everyone...