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.

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.  

Episode: 11 | Interview with Avery Delany

On this episode of the Free-Thought podcast, we are joined by Avery Delany to discuss the work of the decolonisation collective, DecolAnth @ Gold. Avery works alongside Nicole Mayangi, Rambasayi Marufu, Dr Adom Philogene and Heron and Dr Gabriel Dattatreyan to intersectionally critique and change structural issues in anthropology scholarship and practice.  

Episode: 10 | Interview with Dr. Heather Alberro

In this new episode of the Shuddhashar Free-Thought podcast, we are joined by Dr. Heather Alberro, whose work focuses on intersectional approaches to environmentalism. We discuss the challenges that lay ahead in creating a world that is sustainable and environmentally just.  

Episode:9 | Interview with Amy Baxter

In the first episode of the new year, the Free-Thought podcast talks to Amy Baxter, founder and chief editor of Bad Form Review. She reflects on the need to highlight voices of colour in writing and publishing, and the challenges that lie ahead.  

Shuddhshar demands the immediate release of Cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishor

Shuddhashar reiterates its deep concern at the prolonged incarceration of Bangladeshi Cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishor, known for his political cartoons, who has been denied bail so far. Kishor was arrested from his home under the Digital Security Act — a draconian law the government regularly exploits to muzzle dissent in Bangladesh. It is noteworthy that, …

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