MIA: Subjects: Bangladesh


Writers and Leaders of Political Struggle in Bangladesh

Kazi Nazrul Islam Kazi Nazrul Islam (1889-1976)

The national poet of Bangladesh. While he is best known for his romantic lyrics, his fiery and militant anti-colonial patriotic poems and songs also inspired millions of Bengalis in their fight for Indian independence.
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Begum Rokeya Begum Roquia (Begum Rokeya) (1880-1932)
Bengali author, educator and activist, best known for her work in furtherance of women's rights and gender equality.
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Kazi Nazrul Islam Shamsur Rahman (1929-2006)
Acclaimed poet and journalist.





Siraj SikderSiraj Sikder (1944-1975)
Bengali intellectual and revolutionary.  He helped found the Proletarian Party of East Bengal (Purba Banglar Sarbahara Party, PBSP) and took part in guerrilla warfare before being killed in police custody.





Other writings concerning Bangladesh

Ernest GermainThe Beginning of a Revision of Marxism (September 1973)
“No one in our movement has ever denied that even a struggle for an independent bourgeois state in Bangladesh would be progressive. We have written quite clearly that it is the duty of revolutionary Marxists to support every demand that expresses oppressed nationalities’ right to self-determination. ”