Freedom Movements and Economic Struggles of Bengal
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The purpose of this research is to rediscover history of the nation and to honor those who have sacrificed for its political and economic emancipation. The result will be a three volume publication, covering the history of a hundred heroes and approximately twenty movements. The first volume will cover different movements from the post British period up to 1990. The second volume will have a special focus on various peasant movements and finally, the third volume will cover the biographies of national heroes and their contributions to history. The publications, especially targeted towards the Bangalee diaspora, will be written in Bangla. However, English translations shall also be included for the benefit of non Bangla speaking readers.
The project will start at the British period, highlighting the lives and struggles of Nurul Din, Titumir, Khudi Ram, Bagha Jatin, Binoy-Badal-Dinesh, Surjya Sen, Preetilata, Kalpana Datta and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, and then move up all the way to more recent times to include, Rafiq, Salam, Barkat, Shamsuzzoha, Asad, Shiraj Shikdar, Bhashani, Mujib, Tajuddin, Taher, Dr Milon and Nur Hossain. In the process, the project team will revisit the proud moments in our history by recalling the momentous movements and struggles, such as the Nil Bidroho, Shautal Bidroho, the first Indian war of independence, the Faraizi movement, Nankar Bidroho, Tebagha Andolon, Nachol Bidroho, the naval rebellion, Azad Hind Fouj, Khapra Ward, Bhasha Andolon, Six points, the 1969 democratic movement, the war of independence, jail killings and the 1990 uprise against the autocratic regime amongst others.
Ahmed Kamal, Lead Researcher & Chairperson, Department of History, Dhaka University
Syed Hashemi, Director, BRAC Development Institute
Shakhawat Ali, Communications Coordinator, BRAC Development Institute
For more information, please contact:
Communications Coordinator, BDI
freedom, movement, bengal