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My Canada Part 1

Writer: Belaluddin Category: আত্মজীবনী (Memoir) Edition: Dhaboman - Winter 2017

I arrived in Canada from UK on Friday May 8th, 1981. I was 26 ½ years old. For almost eight formative years prior to that, I had lived, worked and studied in and around London, UK. I even spoke with a British accent, which disappeared rather quickly after I arrived in Canada.

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1971—The Journey

Writer: Belaluddin Category: আত্মজীবনী (Memoir) Edition: Dhaboman - Eid 2017

Almost until the end, normal everyday Bangladeshis had no idea as to how long our struggle would have to be or how long we would be able to continue resisting a fully armed professional army. Nevertheless, thousands of young people in their teens joined the Mukti Bahini. Many had no choice but to join either because their families were killed, or were driven out of their homes, or were being hunted by the enemy, but some joined even though they were in no apparent danger, perhaps because of their passion for independence, or perhaps they just could not sit back and watch the atrocities without doing anything - or some other reason.

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Memories From My Cadet College

Writer: Belaluddin Category: প্রবন্ধ (Essay) Edition: Dhaboman - First Edition

Even after five decades, I remember the musty moldy smell of the book store that I grew to love. Whenever I walk into an old book shop or a small local library, the smell reminds me of my FCC (Faujdarhat Cadet College) bookstore. When winter blankets were issued, we used to put them out in the sun before using them.

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