Bengal History Week 2021 – extended

Changing Occupations and Emerging Markets: The Becoming of the Indentured Labour Recruiter in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

By Sudipto Mitra (PhD Candidate)

Saturday, 2 October 2021, 3-5 pm

The Nightingale is a Graceful Dancer’: Bulbul Chowdhury’s Dance Tours in the UK and Europe (1953)

By ​Dr Priyanka Basu

Sunday 3 October 2021, 3-5 pm

The Changing Form of Memory: Poems, Stories, Pamphlets, Songs

By Dr Richard Williams

Tuesday 5 October 2021, 6.30-8.30 pm

Van Bengalen (of Bengal)

By Maria Holtrop

Wednesday 6 October 2021, 6.30-8.30 pm

Currying to tunes: musical tales from Bengal in the curry houses of Britain

Budhaditya Bhattacharyya (PhD Candidate)

Photo by: Raju Vaidyanathan

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 6.30-8.30pm

Bengal’s Muslims and the Global Politics of Feminism

By Professor Elora Shehabuddin

Saturday 9 October 2021, 4 – 6 pm

Transformations within Bānglā-gān : Dylan consciousness since the 1960s

By Arka Chakraborty (PhD Candidate)

Sunday 10 October 2021, 3-5 pm

Trade, Conquest, Enlightenment and Revolution: the forgotten history of French colonialism in Bengal

By Dr Robert Ivermee

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 6.30-8.30pm

The Dupleix Palace in Chandernagar, built in the 1740s as the residential palace of Joseph Francois Dupleix

Robert Clive’s colossal Bengal loot after the Battle of Plassey (23 June 1757) – how much money he took and how he spent it

By Dr M Ahmedullah

This event is being rescheduled from Wednesday 13 October 2021, 7-9 pm to 23 June 2022. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Popular East India Company Dockside Walk

By Dr Georgie Wemyss

Saturday 11am-1.00pm, 16 OCTOBER 2021

Places are free but advance booking only

“Add another lak to it”

A reading of the play on the Habshi (Ethiopean) rule of Bengal (1487-94), written by M Ahmedullah, and scripted and directed by Dr Canan Salih (theatre director, Arts Without Border)

The event originally scheduled for 16 October 2021 has been rescheduled for Saturday 18 December 2021, time to be confirmed

Kobi Nazrul Centre

From an old banger to the mighty RMX-1

How I transformed in two months, by hand, an old Capri into a futuristic super Capri

By Nizam Uddin Awlia Leepu

This event scheduled for Monday 18 October 2021, 6.30-8.30pm has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

‘Secular’ politics and the ‘communal’ outcome: Sachar committee report and the marginalization of Bengali Muslims in contemporary India 

By Abdul Matin

Tuesday 19 October 2021, 6.30-8.30 pm

The History and Challenges of Bangladesh’s Transition into a Middle-income Country

By Professor Mushtaq Khan

Lipi Begum. Village-Sengua Purbapara Village, Upazilla-Sarisabari, Dist-Jamalpur

Wednesday 20 October 2021, 6.30-8.30 pm This event scheduled for Monday 18 October 2021, 6.30-8.30pm has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

Thieves of Bengal: In Search of a Marginal Character

By Prabir Mukhopadhyay (Librarian)

Thursday 21 October 2021, 2.30-4.30pm

The Migrant Non-Bengali Shiʿas in Dhaka: Urban Settlement and ʿAshura Processions as Sites of Contestation

By Muhammad Abdur Raqib

Friday 22 October 2021, 6-8 pm. This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

The Lives and Times of Foreign Soldiers in Bengal, 1942-46

By Reeti Basu (PhD Candidate)

Saturday, 23 October 2021, 3-5 pm

Plassey Conspiracy- Reflections on the event (a new documentary)

By Mujibar Rahaman Seikh

Wednesday 10 November 2021, 6.30-8.30 pm

Bengali Seafarers in the Archives and Beyond: How researching the seafaring life of my grandfather led to sources about Bengali seafarers

By Asif Shakoor, Abdus Saleh and Dr Georgie Wemyss

25 October 2021, 6.30-8.30 pm

Disappearing Villages: Social and Economic Change in Rural Bangladesh, 1942-2020

By Dr Shapan Adnan

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 6.30-8.30 pm

Growing up Bengali/Bangladeshi in North-East India

By Dr Nabanipa Bhattacharjee

Wednesday 27 October 2021, 5.30-7.30pm

Bihari Indian Refugees in Bangladesh

By Khalid Hussain (Advocate)

Thursday 28 October 2021, 3.00-5.00 pm

Evolution of Indigenous attire

By Moh Hla Yee

The history of cultures of the hill people of Bangladesh

By Noe Tha Yee

Saturday 30 October 2021, 3-5 pm

In partnership with Oitijjo

Bengal History Week