Shuddhashar

Shuddhashar (শুদ্ধস্বর) was established in 1990 at the advent of the little magazine movement in Bangladesh as an independent magazine and periodical of anti-establishment writing, working towards a broader socio-cultural movement.

Avijit-Ananta Mentorship Programme for writers

Since its inception, Shuddhashar has remained committed to giving marginalised voices a platform. Over three decades, we have had the privilege of publishing works of writers, poets, and artists who represent communities that live on the margins, who are denied rights by the dominant majority, and whose voices are silenced by governments and mainstream media …

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Foster Interfaith Solidarity to Defeat the Scourge of Communal Violence

Shuddhashar expresses its deep concerns about reports that Hindu temples, establishments, and Puja venues are subjected to vandalism in Bangladesh during the ongoing Durga Puja festival. Local news media reports that as many as four people were killed and hundreds were injured in the clashes between the rioters and the police. The situation remains volatile …

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Episode: 17 | Interview with Mahi Akter

“TW: domestic abuse, violence, racism, rape. In this episode of the Shuddhashar Free-Thought Podcast, we speak to therapist and feminist . In our conversation, she dispels the utopian myth about contemporary Sweden by sharing her knowledge on the intersectionality of intimate partner violence, feminism and racism.”  

Episode: 16 | Interview with Zane Robinson

On this episode of the Free-Thought Podcast, we speak with Zane Robinson, the Community Programmes Manager and Trans Programme Coordinator at LGBT Foundation. We discuss intersectionality, accessibility, accountability, and self-care in LGBTQ+ activism.    

Call for submission for an e-book on queer** utopia in South Asia

Abstract/pitch deadline: June 30, 2021 Article/submission deadline: November 30, 2021 (Re)Imagining Queer Utopias: Voices from South Asia (tentative title)   Overview The diverse queer movements in South Asia continue to fight for justice and visibility and are carving out their own spaces and identities. From decriminalization to legal gender recognition to same-sex relationships, these collective …

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Episode: 13 | Interview with Andrew P. Kroglund

Author and commentator – and Shuddhashar contributor – Andrew P.  Kroglund joins us for this episode of the Free-Thought Podcast. Our conversation covers the urgency of tackling the climate crisis, with a specific focus on how developed countries like Norway can and should play a part.  

Episode: 12 | Interview with Prof. Tom Moylan

In this episode of the Shuddhashar Free-Thought Podcast, we welcome Prof. Tom Moylan, a founding director of the Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies. We discuss the values of utopianism in the modern era and have a detailed discussion about the politics of non-violence in activism.  

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