Bengal History Week 2021 – extended

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

By Sudipto Mitra

Saturday, 2 October 2021, 3-5 pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-becoming-of-the-indentured-labour-recruiter-in-19th-century-bengal-tickets-166088987633

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

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/bulbul-chowdhurys-dance-tours-in-the-uk-and-europe-1953-tickets-166569442687

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

By Dr Richard Williams

Tuesday 5 October 2021, 6.30-8.30 pm

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/the-changing-form-of-memory-poems-stories-pamphlets-songs-tickets-165882469933

Van Bengalen (of Bengal)

By Maria Holtrop

Wednesday 6 October 2021, 6.30-8.30 pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/van-bengalen-of-bengal-by-maria-holtrop-tickets-165795253065

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

Budhaditya Bhattacharyya

Photo by: Raju Vaidyanathan

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 6.30-8.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/currying-to-tunes-musical-tales-from-bengal-in-the-curry-houses-of-britain-tickets-166021814717

Bengal’s Muslims and the Global Politics of Feminism

By Elora Shehabuddin

Saturday 9 October 2021, 4 – 6 pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bengals-muslims-and-the-global-politics-of-feminism-by-elora-shehabuddin-tickets-165748453085

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

By Arka Chakraborty

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transformations-within-bangla-gan-dylan-consciousness-since-the-1960s-tickets-165834047099

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

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/the-forgotten-history-of-french-colonialism-in-bengal-tickets-166290179403

How Robert Clive spent his Bengal loot after the Battle of Plassey

By M Ahmedullah

Wednesday 13 October 2021, 7-9 pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-robert-clive-spent-his-bengal-loot-after-the-battle-of-plassey-tickets-154191307351

Popular East India Company Dockside Walk

By Dr Georgie Wemyss

Saturday 11am-1.00pm, 16 OCTOBER 2021

Places are free but advance booking only

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/popular-east-india-company-dockside-walk-by-dr-georgie-wemyss-tickets-167680014437

“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)

Saturday 16 October 2021, 5.30 pm

Kobi Nazrul Centre

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/add-another-lak-to-it-tickets-168989695729

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

Monday 18 October 2021, 6.30-8.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/from-an-old-banger-to-the-mighty-rmx-1-tickets-165606739215

The Sachar Committee Report and the trajectories of Marginalization: Mapping Bengali Muslims in the contemporary West Bengal, India

By Abdul Matin

Tuesday 19 October 2021, 6.30-8.30 pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mapping-bengali-muslims-in-the-contemporary-west-bengal-india-tickets-167479031291

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

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/historychallenges-of-bangladeshs-transition-into-a-middle-income-country-tickets-165614053091

Thieves of Bengal: In Search of a Marginal Character

By Prabir Mukhopadhyay

Thursday 21 October 2021, 2.30-4.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/thieves-of-bengal-in-search-of-a-marginal-character-tickets-166996766825

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

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/dhakas-urban-space-and-shia-ashura-processions-as-sites-of-contestations-tickets-166198457059

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

By Reeti Basu

Saturday, 23 October 2021, 3-5 pm

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/the-lives-and-times-of-foreign-soldiers-in-bengal-1942-46-tickets-165727101221

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

By Mujibar Rahaman Seikh

Sunday 24 October 2021, 3-5 pm

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/plassey-conspiracy-reflections-on-the-event-a-new-documentary-tickets-165834713091

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 Georgie Wemyss

25 October 2021, 6.30-8.30 pm

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/bengali-seafarers-in-the-archives-and-beyond-tickets-168129502869

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

By Dr Shapan Adnan

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 6.30-8.30 pm

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/disappearing-villages-social-and-economic-change-in-rural-bangladesh-tickets-166020956149

Growing up Bengali/Bangladeshi in North-East India

By Nabanipa Bhattacharjee

Wednesday 27 October 2021, 5.30-7.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/growing-up-bengalibangladeshi-in-north-east-india-tickets-167433589373

Bihari Indian Refugees in Bangladesh

By Khalid Hussain (Advocate)

Thursday 28 October 2021, 3.00-5.00 pm

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/bihari-indian-refugees-in-bangladesh-by-by-khalid-hussain-advocate-tickets-165837595713

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

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/evolution-of-indigenous-attire-and-the-cultures-of-the-hill-people-tickets-165970689801

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