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    ISSUE 01

    MUJIB

    This issue frames-out the thematic policy actions and the progressive outlook of Bangladesh’s first government on independent soil: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s administration. Little is known about the post-independence period, especially around Mujib government’s efforts in nation-building, post-war reconstruction and governance. This issue delves into the various and little-discussed challenges that Mujib faced in building Bangladesh back up from scratch. The issue also outlines lessons which remain relevant today.

        
    

    A step towards [email protected]

    March 17, 2020
    Welcome to the inaugural issue of WhiteBoard, a quarterly policy magazine with a difference. WhiteBoard is the first publication of its kind in Bangladesh: created by and aimed at young people. Why have we launched this new initiative? Because Bangladesh is growing rapidly and confronting…
        
    

    Mujib’s economic policies and their relevance today

    March 17, 2020
    Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s economic policies were guided by his vision of establishing a democratic state with a just and equitable social order. He perceived the Bengali nationalist movement as a struggle not only for independence from the rule of an external colonial power but…

    Mujib Administration’s Policy Action Timeline

    March 17, 2020
    1972 Governance In January, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, as president, introduced a Westminster-style parliamentary system, as an interim measure, through a Presidential Order. The system was adopted to manifest the priority aim of establishing a parliamentary democracy in Bangladesh. In January, Mujib’s administration enforced a decree…
        
    

    Friendship towards all was a masterstroke

    As Bangladesh prepares to celebrate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the revered founding father of the country, and as this youngest of the three post-Raj sub-continental nation-states approaches 50 years of independence, it is worth recounting the foreign policy vision of Mujib…

    Economic development through political stability

    March 17, 2020
    Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Second Revolution represented a significant chapter in Bangladesh’s history. Through the formation of BaKSAL – Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Awami League (the Bangladesh Worker-Peasant People’s League) – Mujib announced his intention to revive the country’s famine-stricken and fragile economy. But overhauling the…

    Emerging from the village to mark a new country on the map

    March 17, 2020
    Very few people in history can be credited with accomplishing what Mujib has accomplished. Yet many students of world history know very little of this larger-than-life figure. It is an unfortunate fact of history that the life and work of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman are…

    How Mujib co-managed one of the largest relief operations in the world

    March 17, 2020
    The 1972 post-liberation period in Bangladesh was chaotic. A number of challenges needed emergency attention, and a course of action had to be determined immediately. A strategic approach to rehabilitation and restoration was needed. Hopes were pinned on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, whose government, with…

    Bangladesh’s Constitution of 1972: an exposition of Mujib’s political philosophy

    March 17, 2020
    [caption id="attachment_1057" align="alignright" width="354"] Sheikh Mujibur Rahman sharing a light moment with some of his close confidantes on 9 January, 1972. After his release from Pakistani jail, Mujib was returning to his homeland via London. This photo was taken in the British airbase “RAF Akrotiri”…

    Just like today’s progressive politics, BaKSAL was social-democratic in nature

    March 17, 2020
    On 25 January 1975, a significant amendment to Bangladesh’s Constitution was brought about on the watch of the government led by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. This fourth amendment, adopted by Parliament, legislated for a sweeping change in the nation’s political system. The country took a new…

    Mujib Administration’s Policy Action Timeline

    March 17, 2020
    1972 Governance In January, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, as president, introduced a Westminster-style parliamentary system, as an interim measure, through a Presidential Order. The system was adopted to manifest the priority aim of establishing a parliamentary democracy in Bangladesh. In January, Mujib’s administration enforced a decree…