Obaid Chowhdury is pen name for R Chowdhury.
By R Chowdhury 23 May 2019 Following my escape from Pakistan Army in 1971, I was posted to Z Force of Colonel Ziaur Rahman in the eastern theater of the Bangladesh liberation war. The nearly 20-day journey took me from Lahore to Khem Karan to Rajoke to Ferozepur to Delhi to Kolkata to Agartala andREAD MORE
by R. Chowdhury 4 April 2019 Yes, 10 seconds. While celebrating anything about Sheikh Mujibur Rahman—there are scores of them– his party and sycophants have only one thing to show: A ten-second video footage of his March 7, 1971 speech, eliminating the remaining 1010 seconds of the delivery. As if that heavily edited ten-second oratoryREAD MORE
by R. Chowdhury 27 March 2019 March 1971 carries a special significance for Bangladeshis. This eventful month saw the culmination of the Bengalis’ movement for self-realization and independence. It also saw Pakistan’s heinous military crackdown on the unarmed Bengalis of then-East Pakistan with far-reaching consequences: Pakistan lost its significant half. BackgroundAfter the Awami League, underREAD MORE
by Obaid Chowdhury * 5 February 2019 Little is known about the 1971 jail life of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Pakistan. It remained shrouded in mystery amidst various rumors and narratives. Recently, I had an opportunity to watch an episode of Naqta-e-Nazar, first aired in December 2015 by a Pakistani television channel. My interest was evoked as it containedREAD MORE
by R Chowdhury April 11, 2018 A comment, with particular reference to Bangladesh National Anthem Congratulations to Dr. Jalal Khan. I greatly appreciate his patience and diligence. I can visualize the amount of painstaking efforts that have gone in collecting a mountain of materials and references for his book, Bangladesh: Political and Literary ReflectionsREAD MORE