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The Perception of a City Makes a City

The city belongs to the citizens. People make the city, they make it what it is, and the city itself dictates the lives of its citizens. The way the city is perceived by its citizens becomes embedded in the culture. According to Bangladeshi academic, writer and columnist Syed Manzoorul Islam “A city lends itself to […]

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Mapping It All!

Muntakim Haque and Afifa Razzaque on the lectures by Timmy Aziz, April 2017 A map is usually defined as a graphical representation of a surface. An image of a city, country or a continent is caught in several gridlines in a map showing its physical features and relative locations. From the ancient period, map was […]

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Excavating the Histories of Bengal

Muntakim Haque writes on the lectures by Shahnaj Husne Jahan and Sufi Mustafizur Rahman at Bengal Institute in 2017. Archaeologist and professor at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Shahnaj Husne Jahan has been navigating the challenging practice of archaeology in Bangladesh for decades. She affirms that in order to understand an ancient culture […]

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Reading Relics

Muntakim Haque writes on the significance of ancient ruins based on the lectures at Bengal Institute by Nisar Hossain, Shahnaj Husne Jahan and Michael Meister. One of the earliest civilisations to have existed was in the Indian Subcontinent. The stories of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa are usually part of any fundamental study of history. However, there […]

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You Think You Know What Art Is?

Muntakim Haque writes on the role and perception of Art based on the lectures at Bengal Institute by Nisar Hossain, Monirul Islam, Wakilur Rahman and Sajjad Sharif. Whenever the question of what art is crosses one’s mind, it will invariably be swarmed with conflicting if not contradictory answers. If one were to look at the ancient Greeks’ […]

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