By Humaira ZakariaIt has not been an easy road to recovery after Imperial Britain. My father came to America after he witnessed the atrocities of the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971; a war that was fought for Bengali language, identity and independence from what was then West Pakistan. Through the horrors of the struggle…
Cooking, feeding, and eating make up the South Asian love language. Surely, trying to change it would seem like sacrilege!
While being an annual celebration, marking the apex of Bengali culture, Pohela Baishakh it is not an invention made by Bengalis for the explicit benefit of Bengalis.
Satyajit Ray, the legendary filmmaker, defined the Bengali film industry and reshaped the context of filmmaking to address contemporary social issues of his time.
When the Liberation War of 1971 established a new Bangla-speaking country, Ms. Smith’s acquaintances began to ask her why she was still there. She would say, “I’m Bengali. Where am I supposed to go?”