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Volume 5 Issue 08 | August 2011



Original Forum

Readers' Forum

State Policy, the Constitution and 6
Equal Rights for Disadvantaged Groups
--Devasish Roy Wangza

State Religion for Whom?
-- Dr. Anish Mondal
The Curious Case of Rohingya Refugees
---- Ziauddin Choudhury
Incorporating Religious Institutions in Climate Change Adaptation:
an Islamic perspective

-- Mohammed Abdul Baten
Bollywood and Dhallywood: Contentions and connections
-- Zakir Hossain Raju
Photo Feature: Life on the Margins
Education in Transition:English based learning in Bangladesh today
-- Olinda Hassan

RTIA and People's Right to Know
-- AJM Shafiul Alam Bhuiyan

Knowledge Society: Manifesto for a new world

-- Alamgir Khan

Good governance in Bangladesh: The role of the civil services
-- Hafeejul Alam

Tagore on Film
--Trisha Gupta

Your savings can hurt you, especially, if you are Belal...

-- Nofel Wahid


Forum Home

Life on the Margins

A Photo Feature by Prito Reza

The picture we get of them most often is of colourful festivals, song and dance -- a drop of cultural diversity in our predominantly homogenous society. But over the decades, their lives have also, if not more so, been characterised by struggle -- armed and unarmed -- in their fight for basic rights to land, education, survival . . . and now constitutional recognition in a country where they are a marginalised minority.

On the occasion of International Day of the World's Indigenous People (August 9), Forum pays tribute to the indigenous communities of Bangladesh.

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