Honorary Citizens of Bangladesh

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Correction: Father Marino Rigon – a missionary priest from Italy was given honorary citizenship of Bangladesh in 2009. That makes total number of citizenship four, not three. There are only three honorary citizens of Bangladesh, one from the USA, one from India and one from New Zealand. One is a world famous sports icon of … Read more…

Maps of Bangladesh you may never seen or how to draw map the British way!

Shapes of Enclaves near Bangladesh-India Border

To draw a map of Bangladesh is not easy. It is close to impossible for anyone to draw an accurate and complete map of Bangladesh if all the enclaves are included into the account. No geography books in Bangladeshi schools have them drawn! These enclaves are also kind of unseen, forgotten and neglected because they … Read more…

A Woman’s War: Bangladesh

Elizabeth D. Herman is a New York based freelance photographer and researcher. Since 2010, she has been working on a photography and oral history project called, ‘A Woman’s War‘ – which documents the lives of women engaged in recent conflicts worldwide, as well as their struggle for justice, rights, and their identity as female fighters. … Read more…

William Ouderland – A ‘Bir Protik’ From A Distant Land

William A.S. Ouderland

William A.S. Ouderland (1917-2001) was a Dutch-Australian commando officer who actively took part in the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. He was awarded the fourth highest gallantry award, the Bir Protik, by the government of Bangladesh. He is the only foreigner to receive this honorary award. I was wondering about him for a while…found some … Read more…