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An ancient cult and the associated legends: Where the Goddess, earth and mother become...

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After the harsh inflammation of Grishma or summer, as slowly the earth turns moist, lenient and suitable to sustain the new seeds- the time...

Why the second generation looks for justice

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“Memory is now our only tool against the falsification of history” says Aditya, the protagonist of the novel “The infidel next door” when the...

Addressing the peculiar impacts of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu on Bengali literature

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Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has composed not a single verse in Bengali. So apparently his contribution to Bengali literature seems to be nil, right? Still his...

Linguistic conflict on the Internet: Time to recognize Bengali and Bangladeshi as separate languages?

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Linguistic conflict on the Internet: Time to recognize Bengali and Bangladeshi as separate languages? Sumit Roy Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella’s son 26 year old Zain Nadella,...

Remembering Chuknagar, whose magnitude and intensity is matched only by the Holocaust massacres

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Remembering Chuknagar, whose magnitude and intensity is matched only by the Holocaust massacres On a sultry afternoon in May 1971, Wajed Ali stood exhausted on...

Zerin M. Firoze – Journey of a Bangladeshi Woman from Islam to Atheism

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Journey of a Bangladeshi Woman from Islam to Atheism Zerin M. Firoze I never believed in religion, not even as a child. Religions, particularly Islam, never...

‘Bengali Muslim’ As An Oxymoron: Crisis And Conflict Of Identities

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  Legendary Bengali novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay sets the context in this regard when he remarks in one of his famous literary works,‘Srikanta’, “The Bengali...

In search of the connection between songs and soul – a book review

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Book Review: In search of the connection between songs and soul, Gitanjali, the Song Offerings by Rabindranath Tagore The dawn of 20th century witnessed a...

Problems With Fetishizing Bengali Women

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A friend recently sent me the link to a video of a Bengali woman’s obsession to cook the perfect fish dish and 15 seconds...

Ten Saraswati Puja traditions that Bengalis are proud of

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Saraswati Puja, harbingering the arrival of spring, is widely known as ‘Vasant Panchami’ in the other parts of India. In Bengal, it is an...

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‘Bengali Muslim’ As An Oxymoron: Crisis And Conflict Of Identities

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  Legendary Bengali novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay sets the context in this regard when he remarks in one of his famous literary works,‘Srikanta’, “The Bengali...

From Ekushey to Muktijuddho: The Myth of Bengali Nationalism

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  In 1964, the entire East Pakistan was rocked by violence against the minority Bengali Hindu community. Anti Bengal Hindu riot broke out across the...

Is Bengal Heading Towards A Genocide?

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India, it is said, lives in her villages. But she can be understood through the slogans that rents her skies and the way her...