Political Life

Rehman Sobhan

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.

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