An on-line museum of images from the 9-month long liberation war dedicated to those who gave their lives for our country.
The story of Bangladesh
Is an ancient one again made fresh
By blind men who carry out commands
Which flow out of the laws upon which nations stand
Which say to sacrifice a people for a land
A collection of images from Bangladesh’s history.
4. Bangla2000 Photo Gallery – Liberation war 1971
5. Bangla Gallery: Images on History, war and Freedom of Bangladesh
6. Images of the liberation war of Bangladesh at Bharat Rakshak
9. E-Thikana: Language Movement 1952 – Independence War 1971
“Rashid Talukder’s photo of the dismembered head in Rayerbazar, or the Pullitzer winning image by Michel Laurent and Horst Faas, of the bayoneting of Razakars have been used to represent Bangladesh’s war of liberation. Kishor Parekh photographed a different war. An old man held up a tiny flag of the new Bangladesh. A child cast a furtive glance at a corpse in the street. Jubilant children laughed as they ran across mustard fields in bloom. Women shed silent tears. “Shoot me right now, or take me”, he had said to the major who refused to take this unaccredited photographer. But Parekh did board the helicopter, but then went his own way. On his own, with limited film, Parekh photographed the war that ordinary women, men and children had fought.” – Drik Calender 2004
(Image Credit: Rashid Talukder/Drik/Majority World)
Exhibition open April 4th – 31st May 2008
A major documentary photographic exhibition of primarily Bangladeshi photographers that focuses on the independence struggle in 1971. The exhibition is produced in partnership with Shahidul Alam, a media activist and journalist from Bangladesh. This will be the first comprehensive review in the UK of one of the most important conflicts in modern history. It is recognised that over a million people died in 266 days during the struggle for an independent Bangladesh.
1971 Bangladesh war of independence – A slide show of 12 images from the above exhibition published in the Guardian Online, UK