Communist, Peasant, Labour and Cultural Movements of Bangladesh and India Oral History Collection (বাংলাদেশ এবং ভারতের কমিউনিস্ট, কৃষি,শ্রমিক এবং সাংস্কৃতিক আন্দোলনের মৌখিক ইতিহাসের কালেকশন)

Biographical / Historical Note

Shahriar Kabir (শাহরিয়ার কবির), 1950 was born in Islampur (ইসলামপুর), old Dhaka (East Pakistan) and now in Bangladesh. Kabir joined in the liberation war of Bangladesh when he was a student of Bengali Department of University of Dhaka (ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়). He is one of the revolutionary juvenile writer in the history of Bangladesh, and he started his writings for teenagers and juveniles when he was a university student. After the war he joined as a journalist in the Daily Bangla (দৈনিক বাংলা) and also in the Weekly Bichitra.(সাপ্তাহিক বিচিত্রা) In 1976 he became the general secretary of the organization Bangladesh Lekhok Shibir (বাংলাদেশ লেখক শিবির). Kabir has been active for years as a journalist writing about human rights issues in Bangladesh. His numerous books, which include both books for young readers and works on political issues, have been published in the Bengali language. He is also a filmmaker and author.


The audiocassettes were handed over to the IISH as part of a larger project on South Asian Oral History. 2008


The digital files are described like the original material. In case of a cassette this means the mention of side A and side B. The collection originally consisted of 102 cassettes.


This collection contains interviews with members of the communist, peasant, labour and cultural movements in Bangladesh and India.

Processing Information

Mieke Stroo, 2016

Related Material

See also the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Archives at the IISH