বাংলাদেশে দু সপ্তাহ

বাংলাদেশে দু সপ্তাহ: বাংলাদেশী স্বত্বার দুটি প্রধান অঙ্গ — ধর্ম ও ভাষা। সত্যি বলতে কি বলা যেতেই পারে যে অধুনা বাংলাদেশ সৃষ্টির পেছনে রয়েছে মুখ্যত: ভাষা। ব্রিটিশ ইণ্ডিয়া ১৯৪৭ সালে ধর্মের ভিত্তিতে বিভক্ত হয় ভারতবর্ষ এবং পাকিস্তান নামের দুটি রাষ্ট্রে। সেই সময় অধুনা বাংলাদেশের তৎকালীন অধিবাসীদের অধিকাংশরাই ধর্মীয় সত্ত্বাকে প্রাধান্য দিয়ে পূর্ব পাকিস্তান হিসেবে পাকিস্তানে যোগ দেয়। তখন ভাষাভিত্তিক সত্ত্বাটা সাময়িকভাবে গৌণ হয়ে গেলেও খুব শীগগিরই সেটা মাথা চাড়া দিতে শুরু করে। ১৯৪৮-এর ফেব্রুয়ারিতে ঘটে এক ঐতিহাসিক ঘটনা। করাচীতে পাকিস্তানের কনস্টিটিউয়েন্ট এসেমব্লির সভায় সদস্য ধীরেন্দ্রনাথ দত্ত বক্তৃতা দিতে উঠে প্রস্তাব রাখেন যেন উর্দুর সাথে বাংলাকেও রাষ্ট্রভাষা হিসেবে মর্যাদা দেওয়া হয়। সে প্রস্তাব সে …
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12 Responses to বাংলাদেশে দু সপ্তাহ

  1. KDM says:

    Nice to see an optimistic note at the end…

    • Md. Ruhul Amin says:

      Actually Bangladesh is more advanced as Mr. Bagchi said. The huge population is a big issue but women education, child mortality rate etc. socioeconomic parameters are really optimistic. Indian media provides very little space to Bangladesh issue, and no Bangladeshi TV is available in India. So, Indian people including West Bangle have many fake assumption on total Bangladesh.

  2. dr aminul says:

    চট্টগ্রাম নদীবন্দর নয়, সমুদ্রবন্দর।

  3. Subir Purkayastha says:

    I really enjoyed বাংলাদেশে দু সপ্তাহ written by Dr. Amitava Bagchi and the excellent pictures by Mrs. Dhriti Bagchi. This travel piece captures the current state of the country and the landscape really well. I would love to know the dreams and aspirations of the young generation in Bangladesh and the reflections of the older generations. I strongly recommend a “Bangladesh Re-visited” travel story by the Bagchi family after an extended return trip to both urban and rural areas in Bangladesh.

  4. Hijbul Bhuiyan says:

    The relation between Muslim and Hindu in Bangladesh is more pleasant than Mr. Bagchi mentioned in his writing. Thanks to Mr. Bagchi for his insightful writing about Bangladesh.

  5. I had the opportunity to view a few Bangladeshi channels from Canada.Even during very technical discussions between ministers/journalists/academicians,on different subjects like,economy,industry,population,they avoided use of any
    English word without ever fumbling for an appropriate Bengali word. It was a pleasure listenning to such discussions.

  6. Sumit Roy says:

    Dipak, you are right on the nose. That is because they speak in baangalaa, whereas I and my friends from West Bengal speak in baangarejee!

  7. nirmal debnath says:

    Nice to see an optimistic note at the end…

  8. Shekhar Choudhury says:

    I think 2 weeks a very small time period to learn about a country’s socio-economic conditions but thanks for the gesture by an Indian to visit & get some idea about Bangladesh. I would have been more happy if you got the opportunity to talk & exchange views with some of the elite intellectuals of the country those are relentlessly trying to make the country a better place for peace loving people

  9. Debabrata Bhattacharjee says:

    I grew up in Dhaka and left Dhaka in 1950. I visited Dhaka in 2009. Traffic jam, congested cities, poverty etc are definitely a problem but I must say that Bangladesh after independence in 1971 made good progress in all fronts to give its citizens a better life. They are a nation of self assertive friendly people and trying to make everyones life better. The cities are fairly clean and people of Bangladesh are very friendly to visitors. My native village was Bikramhati near Tangail and I was very happy to see that the writer visited Tangail and Korotia. Korotia was famous for cattle market also besides Sadat College. It was a very nice reading the ” two weeks in Bagladesh”.

  10. MOFIZUL HOQUE FOUZDAR says:

    YOU HAVE VISITED BANGLADESH WITH COMMUNAL MIND. PLEASE FEEL FREE FROM COMMUNAL, THEN WRITE IT.

  11. jahangir alam says:

    Mr Bagchi,namasker.You are invited to my home in savar,near Dhaka for travelling because we are Bengali.

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