Bangabandhu and the emergence of an independent Bangladesh

Author: Rehman Sobhan, Dhaka Tribune, August 15, 2013

During March 1971, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s assertion of the right to self-rule made him one of the most globally visible personalities of the Third World.

After nearly 42 years of existence as an independent nation state there is a tendency to take our nationhood for granted. This comfortable belief is however an injustice. Bangladesh emerged under unique circumstances, which even today are influencing our national politics.

Written by - Muntasir Mamun 

The inhabitants of Bangladesh had dreamt of a free land for long. Many individuals had sought to materialise this dream in the past. Many had spoken about that land during the first forty years of the last century. That plan was once again drawn during the partition of India.


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