IUB students write about Feburary 25th


Army tanks roll into Dharmondi, Photo © Salman Saeed

As part of their midterm assignments I had my students write a post about what happpened on Feburary 25, 2009. These essays are a powerful testimony to the “decade zero” generation of Bangladesh- those coming of age in the early part of the twenty- first century. They are eloquently written, in the student’s second language no less. I’m proud of you. Take a look here, here, here and here.

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3 thoughts on “IUB students write about Feburary 25th

  1. linda sladek (from the USA)

    The student blogs bring it all home , like no news professionals can- they bring up the basic questions, beyond the monetary or political dispute between the Army officers and BDR: why the bloodbath? How did things get so out of control?

    As most lament, unlike 1971-great they put it in historical context for us foreigners- the tragedy is that this internecine violence is the last thing this struggling nation needs now!

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  2. Which main? what cross?

    It’s sad and very moving. The students forgot the theme of their blogs and have written about what they felt. It seems to have been a been very traumatic incident.

    I think BD as a country will come out stronger from this incident.

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  3. Craig B. (in USA)

    Hello Geoffrey,
    I thought I would like to see where your passion in life has taken you. Thank you for your photos, they are powerful, and often beautiful as well.

    Reply

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