Language Movement 1952

‘I have dedicated my life to instilling the values of our Liberation war in youths’

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Star, the eminent artiste talked about his Liberation War days, our independence, theatre activism, his upcoming film projects, and more.

Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, a legacy beyond words

Chowdhury’s contributions go beyond this iconic song and journalism. He was a distinguished storyteller with notable works, including the acclaimed short story collection “Samrat-er Chhobi” (The Emperor’s Picture). He also authored significant novels and plays, consistently emerging as an active progressive writer and political commentator through the twists and turns of history. He was not just an observer of history but an active participant.

Relive Shaheed Dhirendranath Datta’s life in docu-fiction ‘Obinasshor’

National Award-winning director Fakhrul Arefeen Khan has made the government-financed docu-fiction film, in collaboration with Gorai Films. To ensure easier access for the mass audience, the director has decided to release the film on YouTube on February 29, commemorating the last day of the month of language.

Ekushey shouldn't be consigned to routines and rituals

We must reaffirm our commitment to linguistic diversity

INTERVIEW / ‘The language movement did not reject the importance of dialects’: Syed Manzoorul Islam

Professor Islam sheds light on English writing in Bangladesh, its future, and the influence of the language movement on the Bangladeshi psyche.

Remembering the Bangla language movement through literature

Hasan Hafizur Rahman's 'Ekushey February' created huge turmoil and faced police persecution.

Whatever happened to Bangla being our state language?

There is no usage of Bangla by the state, and it is being pushed to the periphery.

BOOK REVIEW: FICTION / Niaz Zaman's 'An Ekushey Anthology': Reminiscing Ekushey, 70 years on

Zaman has classified the pieces in two groups: "the early stories focus on the events that took place on 21 February—the processions, the police action and the deaths—while the later ones show how the attitude to Bangla has changed in these 70 years.

Nation paying homage to language martyrs

The nation is paying glowing tribute to the Language Movement martyrs, who laid down their lives for the mother tongue in 1952, amid countrywide ongoing blockade

May 22, 2024
May 22, 2024

‘I have dedicated my life to instilling the values of our Liberation war in youths’

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Star, the eminent artiste talked about his Liberation War days, our independence, theatre activism, his upcoming film projects, and more.

May 19, 2024
May 19, 2024

Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, a legacy beyond words

Chowdhury’s contributions go beyond this iconic song and journalism. He was a distinguished storyteller with notable works, including the acclaimed short story collection “Samrat-er Chhobi” (The Emperor’s Picture). He also authored significant novels and plays, consistently emerging as an active progressive writer and political commentator through the twists and turns of history. He was not just an observer of history but an active participant.

February 26, 2024
February 26, 2024

Relive Shaheed Dhirendranath Datta’s life in docu-fiction ‘Obinasshor’

National Award-winning director Fakhrul Arefeen Khan has made the government-financed docu-fiction film, in collaboration with Gorai Films. To ensure easier access for the mass audience, the director has decided to release the film on YouTube on February 29, commemorating the last day of the month of language.

February 21, 2024
February 21, 2024

Ekushey shouldn't be consigned to routines and rituals

We must reaffirm our commitment to linguistic diversity

February 25, 2023
February 25, 2023

‘The language movement did not reject the importance of dialects’: Syed Manzoorul Islam

Professor Islam sheds light on English writing in Bangladesh, its future, and the influence of the language movement on the Bangladeshi psyche.

February 25, 2023
February 25, 2023

Remembering the Bangla language movement through literature

Hasan Hafizur Rahman's 'Ekushey February' created huge turmoil and faced police persecution.

February 21, 2023
February 21, 2023

Whatever happened to Bangla being our state language?

There is no usage of Bangla by the state, and it is being pushed to the periphery.

August 11, 2022
August 11, 2022

Niaz Zaman's 'An Ekushey Anthology': Reminiscing Ekushey, 70 years on

Zaman has classified the pieces in two groups: "the early stories focus on the events that took place on 21 February—the processions, the police action and the deaths—while the later ones show how the attitude to Bangla has changed in these 70 years.

February 21, 2015
February 21, 2015

Nation paying homage to language martyrs

The nation is paying glowing tribute to the Language Movement martyrs, who laid down their lives for the mother tongue in 1952, amid countrywide ongoing blockade

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