‘The Historian’s Craft Revisited’

Who is a historian? What is the task of a historian? How does a historian engage with writing social, political, cultural and intellectual history? What are their methods and materials for interpreting and understanding historical events, figures and institutions? What are the limitations of a historian, and perhaps of history itself? This workshop engages with […]

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Lessons of Freedom

I shall begin with a story, to which I will return again. In 2013, on the occasion of the 37th death anniversary of Maulana Bhashani, I met the vivacious and spirited 84-year old Burhan Uddin in Tangail (passed away in 2014). Bhashani’s murid of 50 years and a peasant for far longer, his dress of […]

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