As the next general elections draw near, Bangladesh’s ruling party and its opponents once again find themselves on a collision course. What consequences could outside intervention have under the circumstances?
In this special episode of the Shuddhashar Free-thought podcast, we focus on the theme of our November 2022 issue, Cultural Genocide. Joined by contributors Esther Brito and Henrik Kjellmo Larsen, PhD researchers at the American University School of International Service and Monash University in Australia, respectively, we attempt to deconstruct and walk through the evolution of cultural genocide in the 21st century.
In this episode of the Shuddhashar Free-thought Podcast, Sofia Karim, an architect, campaigner for prisoners of conscience and founder of the Turbine Bagh project, an art movement borne against fascism and authoritarianism in Bangladesh and India. Karim sheds light on the sytematically censored stories of enforced disappearances, incarceration, and the war on information by the …
In this episode of Shuddhashar Free-thought Podcast, we discuss the history of race relations and prejudice, the role of NGOs in contentious politics, and Europe since the Syrian refugee crises of 2015. Our guest is Henrik Kjellmo Larsen, a PhD researcher on humanitarian volunteers at Monash University.
In a show of solidarity, Shuddhashar FreeVoice signed this joint statement opposing the implementation of blasphemy laws in Denmark.
Shuddhashar FreeVoice is deeply worried about the long-term implications and consequences if Denmark illegalizes the burning of the Qur’an because of outside pressure. While we consider the burning or banning of any book to be abhorrent and anti-democratic, we also strongly support freedom of expression and freedom to critique religious norms, practices, and all political …
Publication houses play an vital role in sponsoring and promoting writers and thought-provoking work in a marketplace of ideas. Shuddhashar proposes we recognize this by making 31 October Freedom to Publish Day.