In July 2022, an elderly person in Dhaka was not allowed to enter a cinema hall as he was clad in Lungi. This is not the only incident. Discrimination due to what dress one is wearing is a common phenomenon. The long poem by Bangladeshi poet and academic Kaiser Haq brings out the social-exclusion practiced in the name of dress, our colonial hang overs about clothes in a powerful manner. Here is the Hindi translation of the poem.
Babu Bangladesh is a celebrated novel written by a young Bangladesh novelist Numair Atif Choudhury. The book tells the story of Bangladesh through its protagonist Babu Bangladesh. The author is tracing the whereabouts of this young idealistic politician as he disappears one day from Dhaka. The author died in a car crash before the novel was published. It is making waves in Bangladesh, India and many parts of the world as the literary work of a genius.