ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Love in the Time of 1971: The Furore over Meherjaan

The film Meherjaan, which was released in Dhaka in January 2011, was quickly pulled out of theatres after it created a furore among audiences. The hostile responses to the film from across generations highlight the discomfort about the portrayal of a raped woman, and its depiction of female and multiple sexualities during the Bangladesh liberation war of 1971. The furore also underscores the nationalist repoliticisation of the younger generation in Bangladesh and its support for the ongoing war crimes tribunal of the 1971 war.

'Research' on Bangladesh War -II

II Nayanika Mookherjee Nixon, the critical engagement with the US role is conspicuously absent. In the 2005 article, the author had also mentioned the lack of incidents of rape during the Bangladesh war in her
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