Special Article

BANGLADESH: Mujib's Road from Prison to Power

This article was the cover story of Tiem Magazine's January 17, 1972 edition. TO some Western observers, the scene stirred thoughts of Pontius Pilate deciding the fates of Jesus and Barabbas. "Do you want Mujib freed?" cried Pakistan President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, at a rally of more than 100,000 supporters in Karachi. The crowd roared its assen...

10 January 1972: Liberator Reunites with His People

Liberty was in the air. The chant of “Joy Bangla”, in bold voices, reverberated at Tejgaon old airport and its surrounding areas on a chilly afternoon of January 10, 1972. Minutes after the daybreak, emotion choked tens of thousands of newly freed Bangalees of his Bangladesh gathered there, even after knowing that the Father of the ...

We don’t know defeat: Bangabandhu's speech on 10th January

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's speech on 10th january 1972 at the then Racecourse ground. The translations has been done by Professor Rashid Askari: At first, I remember the students, the labourers, the peasants, the intellectuals, the soldiers, the police, the people, the Hindus and the Muslims of my Bangladesh who were killed. I, wishing...

16 December Victory Day: Minds Without Fear, Heads Held High

Today is National Victory Day. The 49th anniversary of victory earned through the sacrifice of enormous bloodshed. The day of the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent sovereign state to this world. After a long 9 months of armed struggle, sacrificing a lot of lives and huge bloodshed, valiant Bengalis claimed the victory on this very day. ...

Martyred Intellectual Day, Bangladesh: Our Deepest Tribute to The Brightest Minds of Our Soil

14 December, the Martyred Intellectuals’ day. The day we lost the best children of the soil. The most grieved day of the Bangali nation. On this day on 1971, when the final victory of the War of Liberation was sure to happen, at that very moment the attacking Pakistani forces and their collaborators – the Razakars, Al Badr, Al Shams ...