Published in: HomeCrisis of modernity and secularism: the cases of Egypt, Turkey and Bangladesh
Whenever democratic space has opened up, people have been eager to choose those who not only provide a better solution for their economic and social problems, but who can also offer them a recognition of the authenticity of their cultures.
Published in: openSecurityThe well of the past: the power of religion in Bangladesh
While secularism can be seen as a point of departure for Bangladeshi nationalism from the 1950s onward, the post-1971 reality is that it is now being imposed without taking into account the increasingly religious mindset of the overwhelming majority of Bangladeshis.
Published in: openSecurityReligion and after: Bangladeshi identity since 1971
Secularism was one of the cornerstones of Bengali nationalism, but its spirit was enforced only by pen and paper. How can demands to ban religion from politics be satisfied?