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November 5, 2015

October 30, 2015

Ocean of Stories: Telling Tales through Tagore's Music and Poetry.
Lecture | October 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 (The Maude Fife Room)

A summary of the lecture
by Sridevi Prasad, ISAS Program & Publications Assistant

October 28, 2015

October 1, 2015

July 2, 2015

On 20 December last year, the Bengali language daily Prothom Alo published a statement signed by a group of 50 prominent individuals (one revoked her position a day later). It expressed concern over the effects on freedom of expression of the guilty judgment issued by Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in a contempt-of-court case.

May 15, 2015

mural of avijit royEvery year in February the Dhaka University area proudly hosts its Ekushey Boi Mela or the the Book Fair commemorating the 21st of February, now celebrated as the International Mother Langauge Day. With spring in the air, the fair is a time of celebration of the Bengali language and the struggle for cultural sovereignty that gave the language its place in the world.

May 1, 2015

Dhaka and ChittagongAfter three months of doom and gloom, arrested protests and tyranny on citizens through petrol bombs and strikes, Dhaka and Chittagong came alive in April with the call of the mayoral elections that were held on the 28th of April, 2015. The impending Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation elections were received jubilantly for several reasons.

April 17, 2015

child marriageBangladesh has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world and estimates suggest 74% are married below the age of 18 years.1 From a health perspective, child marriage results in pregnancy and childbirth complications, and other adverse health consequences on young women and their newborns.

April 7, 2015

March 30, 2015

October 30, 2014

August 2, 2014

August 1, 2014

October 11, 2013

February 22, 2013

Repositioning Bangladesh: A Conversation on its Achievements and Future Challenges
Lecture | February 22 | 12-2 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall (CSAS Conf. Room)

November 17, 2011