Special Article

Historic 7 March Speech: Context and Significance

50 years ago, Bangabandhu gave the finest speech of his life at the erstwhile historic Race Course Maydan. Disregarding the intimidation and threats of the Pakistani Army's tanks, guns and machineguns, and in the presence of a million audience, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared in a booming voice: "This time, the struggle is for our lib...

BAKSAL: The Ultimate Move Towards Fulfilling Public Aspirations

Bangladesh achieved its much-awaited independence on December 16, 1971, after a nine-month Liberation War under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But many obstacles paved the development of the just-liberated country. The new-born nation just freed from the vicious chain had the cherished dream of leading a prosperous and dign...

International Mother Language Day and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Barrister Shah Ali Farhad: During her first tenure as Prime Minister of PR of Bangladesh (1996-2001), H.E Sheikh Hasina played a crucial role in establishing 21st February and the Bangla language movement internationally. An initiative was undertaken by two expatriate Bangladeshi in Canada, Freedom Fighter Mr. Rafiqul Islam and Mr. Abdus Salam...

How can I leave my people? I am the leader of the nation. I can fight and die. - Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's interview with David Frost

This interview is an excerpt of the transcript of interview telecast in The David Frost Show, WNEW-TV, New York on January 18, 1972 Frost: On the night that you were arrested, on the night when in fact West Pakistan was about to invade where they'd been talking with you for some time disguising their intentions and then they invaded, now at 8 O...

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...