Bangladesh Awami League – Resilient at 70

Abdul Mannan: June 23rd is the 70th founding anniversary of Bangladesh Awami League, perhaps the most resilient political party of the sub-continent. It is also the party that led the Bengali nation to have a country of their own and produced not only the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman but also statesmen like his daughte...

The Awami League, seventy years after 1949

Syed Badrul Ahsan: Seventy years ago, on 23 June 1949, history took a definitive and decisive new turn. There were some courageous men - Moulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, Yar Mohammad, Shamsul Haque, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and, of course, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy - whose names are today engraved in the Bengali consciousness. These men, grown ...

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