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I am not a hanger for your ideology

June 01, 2013 | Op-Ed | Rubaiyat Hossain Why have women’s bodies become a political battleground? I had faced the threat once before. It was in 2001. Delwar Hussain Sayedee’s tape titled “Nari O Porda” (Women and the Veil) was selling everywhere. Bangladesh … Continue reading

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The fractured Bangladeshi nation

May 24, 2013 | Op-Ed | Rubaiyat Hossain The national rhetoric must evolve and learn from history Today we stand fractured as a nation. The umbrella of homogenous national identity is ruptured. We are divided in the way we recall our history, recollect … Continue reading

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Let’s keep filming and fighting

Let’s keep filming and fighting Rubaiyat Hossain ———————————- Facts about our films: * The first motion picture was projected in Bangladesh on April 4, 1898 in Bhola. * The first cinema theatre in Bangladesh was called Picture House, located in … Continue reading

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Taking Women Forward: The Role of Begum Rokeya and Sultan Jahan

Volume 5 Issue 12| December 2011 Taking Women Forward: The Role of Begum Rokeya and Sultan Jahan RUBAIYAT HOSSAIN examines the lives, works and social influence of Begum Rokeya and Sultan Jahan Begum of Bhopal. The sudden reformist zeal of the 20th century South Asian … Continue reading

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Sylvia Plath

Volume 5 Issue 6 | June 2011   Sylvia Plath (1932-1963): Stars open among the lilies . . . RUBAIYAT HOSSAIN delves into the love, loss and life of an extraordinary poet. Sylvia Plath, who has been called the Marilyn Monroe … Continue reading

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