Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Flirting With the Past: National Electioneering in Bangladesh (June, 1978)


A national election graffiti on a wall in Dhaka asking for votes. In English,
it says, "Vote for Osmani" (General Muhammad Ataul Gani Osmani,
who was the Supreme Commander of Bangladesh Forces during the
Bangladesh War of Independence in 1971) and, in Bangla (Bengali),
it says, "Beware, the enemies of democracy. --Jagjubodol"
(Jatiyo Gonotrantrik Jubo Dol, which means
National Democratic Youth Party)
Photo (Dhaka: June, 1978) © Jerome D'Costa

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