Posts tagged "bangladesh"
Bangladesh: Taking Sides

Bangladesh: Taking Sides

In the aftermath of contested elections, Nayma Qayum looks at the origins of continuing tensions in Bangladesh and a growing ideological divide.
Shahbag: Religion and Politics in Dhaka's Public Square

Shahbag: Religion and Politics in Dhaka’s Public Square

By Nayma Qayum War crimes trials usher in a new era of religious politics in a nation still suffering the wounds of a brutal war.

Bangladesh (Further) Surrenders Secularism

Kathryn Montalbano: This week, the Bangladeshi government has pushed to retain the state's Islamic status, a move that requires an amendment to the constitution that originally declared Bangladesh secular and independent from Pakistan in 1971.  Bangladesh's path to independence could almost be credited to Indian Muslims, who sought reprieve from social and political marginalization in...