East Pakistan
Opinion  /  Published 29.12.21

Selective memory: 1971 war

Earlier this month, the Indian subcontinent marked the 50th anniversary of one of its most dramatic and pivotal moments: the 1971 war and the creation of Bangladesh. For many Indian politicians and mi...
By Charu Sudan Kasturi

Opinion  /  Published 18.12.21

History’s ironies: Two-nation theory reborn

This month, we mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of East Pakistan. Although freedom fighters in exile had announced a ‘Provisional Government of Bangladesh’ as early as April 1971...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 24.06.21

Forgotten chapter: The BJP and West Bengal Day

The scope and meaning of Bengali culture and who are its rightful custodians were themes that played out in the recent elections to the West Bengal assembly. Although complex issues of culture and ide...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 16.04.21

India and Pakistan’s trade agenda

In so adversarial a relationship, there is no sphere of activity left untouched by the impact of India-Pakistan frictions. The recent U-turn by the government of Pakistan on the import of sugar and co...
By T.C.A. Raghavan

West Bengal  /  Published 11.10.20

‘Once again camps will come up...’

By Moumita Chaudhuri

India  /  Published 27.04.19

Settlers key in Naveen prestige fight

Sasthi Charan Das moved to Talchua — a rather inaccessible part of Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary — with his parents as a toddler. He is now 70.He does not remember the exact year he came, but re...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Kendrapara

West Bengal  /  Published 17.08.19

For them Independence Day came three days later

In Bengal’s Nadia and North 24-Parganas districts, Independence Day is celebrated on August 15, like it is in the rest of India. Two days later, however — on August 17 — some people take out pro...
By Prasun Chaudhuri


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