Bangladesh and Bangla-related writings
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Bridge-building (Shetu-bondhon): The case of Rabindranath and Nazrul Bringing the Rebel to the Cyberspace Electoral Reform and the Political Culture Genocide 1971: What does the world know about it? Islam and Genocide: The Case of Bangladesh in 1971 Jamaat, 1971 and Apology Humanity, Universalism and Nazrul In search of the bottom: Focus on the top The Issue of Farakka: An Introduction
I. Introduction II. The Stated Goals III. The Sealed Fate BEFORE 1947 IV. The "Expert" Game V. WATER-related Promises Can't be SOLID! VI. Pakistan's handling: "The Smell of Fried Fish" Approach VII. Meaningless, pre-1971 negotiations and the Fait Accompli VIII. Ganges: The INDIAN River IX. The "Ad Hoc" agreement of 1975 X. The Mujib Period XI. Treatment of Ungrateful, Post-Mujib Bangladesh XII. Bangladesh: Instability, chaos and follies XIII. Conclusion: Some Forward-Looking Thought Moving Past the Politics of "Family Baggage"
Nazrul: An Enduring Voice, A Neglected Legacy Nazrul: The Call for Sportsmanship Nazrul and Labeling based on fragmented views On Illegitimization of Muslims of Bengal Partition of India and the Creation of Pakistan: Maulana Azad's account in India Wins Freedom (a 8+ part series; not concluded yet) Reflections on Tagore's Gora: Layers of ignorance and voices against prejudice
I. Appreciation of an essential Islamic spirit
II. A rare understanding of Islam and Muhammad (s)
III. One day it might not be fair to call India "Hindustan"
Ramadan and Eid in Poetry: The Contribution of Kazi Nazrul Islam Reflections on a few aspects of Kazi Nazrul Islam
I: "I belong to the world"
II: Egalitarian, not Marxist (The MISSILE story)
III: "KAFIR is this Kazi!"
IV: The primary source of the Rebel's inspiration
V: Conclusion and an invitation
SHAME: The first and real one, but we did not listen! Shetubondhon: Toward a Paradigm of Bridge-Building Some contrasting and juxtaposed ideas from the World of Nazrul [Watch video] Sonar Bangla: Some Reflections
I. The dream and the Betrayal in a historical perspective
II: For the just cause of a people, not for or against any specific ideology
III: Betrayal that was worse than just "bloody"
IV: The curse of PARTISANSHIP
V: Opportunities lost - more than once!
VI: Conclusion: UP from partisanship!
The State of Bangladesh Economy: Issues and Concerns Toward Political Transformation in Bangladesh: The Demand and the Supply Side of Healthy Politics (an important concept paper) Toward Understanding Nazrul: The Rebel and More The Uncivil War
I. The Fourteen+ Wrongs II. Who Killed Badsha Mian? III. The Unfolding Machinations? IV. The Reactionary Religionists V. The Callous Ultra-Secularists VI. The Uncivil War