Tag Archives: Colonialism

Propaganda, and the suppression of dissent

By Rahnuma Ahmed   First published in New Age I have not acquired any fortune but I have my paternal estate and the pension of a Subedar. This is enough for me. The people in my village seem to respect me, … Continue reading

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Amritsar Massacre. Cameron in India

Better redress is to never forget If Cameron feels real contrition he should make teaching of the British empire a compulsory part of the GCSE history syllabus William Dalrymple The Guardian David Cameron at the Golden temple in Amritsar this week. … Continue reading

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An Assassination?s Long Shadow

Subscribe to ShahidulNews By Adam Hochschild Published: January 16, 2011 in the New York Times TODAY, millions of people on another continent are observing the 50th anniversary of an event few Americans remember, the assassination of Patrice Lumumba. A slight, … Continue reading

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Bangladesh, Pakistan and India through a lens

A major new exhibition of photographs from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India leaves novelist Kamila Shamsie troubled, captivated ? and wanting more So much for the post-national, globalised world. Looking through hundreds of photographs from?India,?Pakistan and?Bangladesh, which will go on show … Continue reading

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The familial order, not easily undone

Subscribe to ShahidulNews By Rahnuma Ahmed The starting-point of critical elaboration is the consciousness of what one really is, and is ?knowing thyself? as a product of historical process to date, which has deposited in you an infinity of traces, … Continue reading

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Another View

Subscribe to ShahidulNews Lucia Chiriboga portrays the deep spirituality in Ecuadorian life. Long before Photoshop became commonplace, Lucia began creating complex images by subtle multiple exposures, as a way of weaving multilayered stories of her ancestors. ? Lucia Chiriboga/Drik/Majority World … Continue reading

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The Missing Piece of the Jigsaw

The battle lines appear to have been drawn. Guimet is a respected museum, and there has been natural interest in a show that should be very special. Why then such resistance from art lovers of Bangladesh? Surely art is to … Continue reading

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Having the Eye

Subscribe to ShahidulNews Preface to Drik Calendar 2006 It was a stinker of a letter. Written to an organisation I knew little about. I was angered that World Press Photo (WPP) had little to do with the world and was … Continue reading

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