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Defining self and other: Bangladesh’s secular aspirations and its writing of islam
(© 2013 Sameeksha Trust, 2013-12)
Bangladesh’s experience with secularism has been a checkered one. Beginning with a strong constitutional mandate and political rhetoric, the word secularism has been changed, removed and restored, while Islam remains the ...
Piety, music and gender transformation: reconfiguring women as culture bearing markers of modernity and nationalism in Bangladesh
The rise in an intense, textually-based piety, which has become increasingly prevalent in many circles in Bangladesh in the past decade, sees music as taking away from an ideal pious disposition, and therefore considers ...