4d ago| In Focus

Bangabandhu and his unrealised dreams

The murder and its political background

1w ago| In Focus

Bangladesh's new data protection act: brittle shield or blunt sword?

The Government of Bangladesh is drafting a data protection and localisation law (“draft data protection act, DPA” or “the law”), which, once enacted, will be the first of its kind data privacy law...

2w ago| In Focus

Dispute settlement mechanism under the UNCLOS 1982

The Law of the Sea dispute settlement mechanism is an area of great academic, economic, and political interest where the relationship between public and private law is in full evolution and...

An unparalleled veteran in the world of publishing

Behind his big glasses and mischievous smile hid over 50 years of experience in publishing. Very few people would be able to claim the same kind of knowledge and understanding of the ins and outs...

History and the Birangona

In December 1971, East Pakistan became the independent nation of Bangladesh after a nine-month war with West Pakistan and their local Bengali collaborators.

Remembering the Battle of Bhomra

Hell had broken loose. The sky above the Bhomra bund of Satkhira suddenly turned bright, thunderous colours going in all directions.

September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021

Bangabandhu and his unrealised dreams

The murder and its political background

September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

Bangladesh's new data protection act: brittle shield or blunt sword?

The Government of Bangladesh is drafting a data protection and localisation law (“draft data protection act, DPA” or “the law”), which, once enacted, will be the first of its kind data privacy law...

September 6, 2021
September 6, 2021

Dispute settlement mechanism under the UNCLOS 1982

The Law of the Sea dispute settlement mechanism is an area of great academic, economic, and political interest where the relationship between public and private law is in full evolution and...

August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021

Early Barristers from East Bengal

The failed Indian rebellion of 1857 also led to the ‘demise’ of the rapacious East India Company (EIC) in 1858, when political power was transferred to the crown-in-parliament in England with the...

August 23, 2021
August 23, 2021

Bangladesh's foreign policy compulsions, constraints and choices

Policies are ethereal. Instead of a specific set of instructions, it is a general sense of being and a spatial sense of direction as to where we might be heading as a country, an institution, a...

August 16, 2021
August 16, 2021

Two women, one family, and divided nations

I was born in 1899 in the Raychaudhuri family in the village of Gabtali, Sonargaon, East Bengal. My father worked in the Treasury in Mymensingh.

August 9, 2021
August 9, 2021

Memories of lives from villages under water

Speaking from his home in Agartala, the capital of the Northeast Indian state of Tripura, Mohendro Chakma recalls his role as the leader of the 19th group that was preparing to trek to the North...

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

'It was like the morning after a nuclear attack'

The following is the field report on trip to Jessore, Khulna, Chalna and Kushtia submitted by Hendrik Van der Heijden, Economist, Pakistan Division, the World Bank, dated June 23, 1971.

July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021

The Dhaka Muslin Industry

The subject of this paper is the old muslin industry of Dacca [Dhaka] and its neighborhood. I shall not deal in this article with the Muslins produced here with British yarn.

July 19, 2021
July 19, 2021

The China wave in literature

At the Hay Dhaka Literary Festival of 2012 the celebrated Indian writer Vikram Seth, after reading some of his fine translations of Chinese poetry, remarked that he found it odd that his fellow...