Brick Lane Circle
CONTEMPORARY GROWTH CHALLENGES IN BANGLADESH: THE CHALLENGE OF BUILDING ORGANISATIONAL CAPACITY
By Professor Mushtaq Khan
Thursday 20 November 2014, 6.30-8.30pm, Conference Room, Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Rd, E1 1BU
He is Professor of economics at SOAS, who completed his PhD in Economics at Cambridge. Previously he taught at the universities of both Oxford and Cambridge. Information on his research interests are available on
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It was chaired by Professor Mushtaq Khan
Brick Lane Circle invited Sarmila Bose to talk about her new controversial book called 'Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War', on Sunday 29 May 2011 at Queen Mary College, University Of London.
The Circle believes that it is very important to have open and honest discussion on important subjects relevant to the Bangladeshi community, which should be undertaken in a spirit of critical and counter critical enquiry and reconsideration, based on empirical research, scientific methodology and rules of logic.
We encourage all individuals who are being energised by the publication of the book, whether through a sense of fear or enragement or feeling relieved by its conclusions, to undertake fresh research and engage critically with Sarmila's findings.
Muslin: The famous textile from Bengal
By Professor Dr. Sharif uddin Ahmed
The famous textile from Bengal
By Professor Dr. Sharif uddin Ahmed
He gained his MA at Dhaka University, undertook postgraduate studies (B.Litt) at Oxford University and completed his PhD at London University (School of Oriental and African Studies). Currently he is a Professor of History Department at Dhaka University and Director of Centre for Dhaka Studies. Previously he was the Director of National Archives for Bangladesh and president of the historical society of Bangladesh. He has authored several books on city of Dhaka, including Dhaka: A study in urban history and development (English) and Mitford Hospital and Dhaka Medical College (Bengali).
MONDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2010, 7.00-9.00PM
Lab 3, Idea Store Whitechapel
321 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU
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Brick Lane Circle
Partition and South Asia's Diaspora?
2 July 2008, 7-9pm
Seminar by Dr Joya Chatterji
Venue: Lab 1&2, Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU
Dr Joya Chatterji was educated at the Universities of Delhi and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she is now a Fellow and Lecturer in History. Her first book published in 1994, Bengal divided, Hindu communalism and partition,1932-1947 was the first work which drew attention to the role of Hindu communalism in 1947. It was translated into Bangla by University of Dhaka press in 2003. Last year, her second monograph on the consequences of the partition, The spoils of partition, was published by Cambridge University Press. Dr Chatterji has written widely on communalism, borders, refugees, migration and identity-formation, and is presently leading a large AHRC project on the Bengali diaspora in the delta and the UK.
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Climate Injustice, Bangladesh and Coal Power
Climate change is the most urgent issue facing humanity. It is likely to have devastating effects for many people on the planet, with an increase in drought, famine and disease. Bangladesh is already seeing the consequences of climate change, with increases in flooding affecting millions of people.
what can we do here to fight climate change? Is it enough to make
changes in our own lives, and what changes should we be demanding from
governments? How do we achieve a low carbon economy which can combat
the most catastrophic effects of climate change?
This seminar will bring together speakers on the effects of climate change on Bangladesh, an Islamic perspective on Climate issues, and the campaign against new coal power in the UK and for renewable energy.
Raja, Executive member of Islamic Foundation for Ecology and
Environmental Sciences (IFEES) will speak on IFEES response to Climate
Change and possible solutions.
2. Tim Jones – Campaigns Policy Officer – World Development Movement will speak on the impacts of climate change on Bangladesh
3. Sara Ayech – Climate campaigner – World Development Movement will speak about the campaign against new coal fired power stations in the UK, and for renewable energy.
World Development Movement campaigns to tackle the root causes of poverty. Joining movements around the world, we win justice for the world's poorest people.
‘Dead Reckoning’: A Response
By Sarmila Bose
By Naeem Mohaimen
Flying Blind: Waiting for a Real Reckoning on 1971
By Naeem Mohaiemen
‘Research’ on Bangladesh War
By Akhtaruzzaman Mandal and Nayanika Mookherjee
BANGLADESH WAR OF 1971: A Prescription for Reconciliation?
By Nayanika Mookherjee
The continuing rape of our history
By Mashuqur Rahman
Critics of Sarmila Bose often cite the article below which appeared in the Christian Science Monitor on 5 April 2005 as evidence of her pro Pakistan bias when discussing her writings on the Bangladesh Liberation War 1971. You may want to read it for yourself.
The right stuff: F-16s to Pakistan is wise decision
By William B. Milam
and Sarmila Bose
By Ian Jack, The Guardian, Saturday 21 May 2011
'Mujib's confusion on Bangladeshi deaths'
By Serajur Rahman, Retired deputy head, BBC Bengali Service, The Guardian, Tuesday 24 May 2011.
'Truth about deaths in Bangladesh War'
By Rashed Chowdhury, Bangladesh High Commision, London, The Guardian, Thursday, 2 June 2011
"This account of the Bangladesh war should not be seen as unbiased"
By Nayanika Mookherjee, The Guardian, Wednesday 8 June 2011
"Controversial book accuses Bengalis of 1971 war crimes"
By Alastair Lawson, BBC, Thirsday 16 June 2011
"The Bangladesh War"
By Sarmila Bose, The Guardian, Thursday 30 June 2011
"Dead Reckoning by Sarmila Bose- review: A long-overdue study of Bangladesh's war of independence"
By Martin Woolacott, The Guardian, Friday 1 July 2011
"Subcontinental Drift: Does the controversial book about Bangladesh’s war of liberation uncover new truths, or simply reverse old biases?"
By Salil Tripathi, The Wall Street Journal, Friday 15 July 2011
"Sarmila Bose and bad arithmetic"
By Syed Badrul Ahsan, The Daily Star, Wednesday 13 July 2011
"Misusing the past"
By A.R, The Economist, Monday 1 August 2011
"Sarmila Bose: Responses"
in Unheard Voice: All things Bangladesh
"Thoughts on Dead Reckoning"
By Arnold Zeitlin, The Daily Star, Saturday 17 December 2011
"Dead Reckoning: Disappearing stories and evidence"
By Gita Sahgal, The Daily Star, Sunday 18 December 2011