From the language movement of 1952 to the Road Safety Movement of 2018, the history of Bangladesh is deeply rooted in its history of mass youth movements. This book is dedicated to analyzing the specific methods that worked and did not work in those movements, from the theoretical framework of political economy.
It briefly discusses the Language Movement of 1952, Mass Uprising of 1969 and the Movement for Democracy in 1990. It, then, provides an extensive critical analysis of the 2013 Shahbag movement and the political events and the overall atmosphere of the democratic space ever since.
It also provides an analysis of the new movements, i.e the “No VAT” movement of 2015, and the quota reform movement and the road safety movement of 2018.
The book shows how the new movements have learned from the old movements and how they are increasingly improving in terms of methods and tactics.
This book has been translated to Bangla as কালকের আন্দোলন, আজকের আন্দোলন
Anupam Debashis Roy is an editor and organizer of Muktiforum, a platform for anti-authoritarian writers, artists, and political activists in Bangladesh. He is currently a graduate student of Political Science at Boston University and an incoming JD candidate at Harvard University.
In 2019, he graduated magna cum laude from Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Interdisciplinary Studies. Anupam’s papers have been published in BDRWPS, South Asia Research and NYU Undergraduate Law Review. Anupam regularly writes columns on political and economic issues on Dhaka Tribune and Prothom Alo.
Anupam is also the author of Sontan (2014) and Opraproboyoskota (2016). His first novel, Abbaya (Unmetamorphosed) will be published in February 2020.
Anupam was born on May 14, 1997, in Syedpur, Bangladesh. He grew up in Chattogram and went to Collegiate School there and passed higher secondary school from Rajuk Uttara Model College in Dhaka. His parents are from Bagerhat and Khulna, Bangladesh.
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