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.

Saleem Samad Interview

Shuddhasahr interviews Saleem Samad about the state of democracy and press freedom in Bangladesh

Saleem Samad is an award-winning investigative reporter and recognised as an Ashoka Fellow (USA) for agenda setting journalism in 1991 and a recipient of the Hellman-Hammett Award recipient (2005). He is a correspondent for Paris-based international rights organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and a pro-bono contributor to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the …

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Parvathy Baul

Shuddhashar speaks to Parvathy Baul about the role of compassion to reduce suffering in the world

Parvathy Baul (b. 1976) is an accomplished singer, teacher, instrumentalist, and practitioner in the Baul tradition of Bengal (India and Bangladesh).  She has performed in over forty countries, led several workshops, published a book on the Baul tradition, and recorded five CDs. As a teacher, she carries on the lineage of Sanatan Das Baul and …

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Helge Lunde interview

Helge Lunde talks to Shuddhashar about exile and why it is always by definition about loss, suffering, uprootedness.

Helge Lunde (1961) has been a longtime advocate for freedom of expression. He was the director of Kapittel, Stavanger International Festival of Literature and Freedom of Speech from 1998-2005. During the same period, he was responsible for Stavanger as the City of Refuge for persecuted writers, and he worked together with Norwegian PEN to develop …

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Shuddhashar urges to free Shahidul, drop charges against him

Shuddhashar stands with the international community to demand the immediate release of Shahidul Alam and to drop all the cases against him. Shahidul, a Bangladeshi photojournalist with international recognition, was seized from his home by plainclothesmen on August 5. He was blindfolded and dragged into a van. This occurred only a few hours after Shahidul’s …

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পার্থিব

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WILLIAM NYGAARD

In an interview with Shuddhashar, William Nygaard explains why, after the fatwa, publishing Rushdie’s book became a sacred and imperative duty

We received the English version of Satanic Verses in the fall of 1988, even before the demonstrations in Bradford took place. We were surprised that our colleague (Gyldendalske) in Denmark refused the book of such a promising author, and not for controversial reasons. None of us saw the dimension of the objectionable perspective until the …

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