Heritage - Archives of Bangladesh History

A new initiative in preserving the social history of Bangladesh:
"We are losing our memory. Our heritage is slipping away. The collective memory of our country and its 130 million inhabitants is severely threatened because there are no places where we can deposit our historical material. There are only a few archives in Bangladesh and they collect state records.
What about the many political, social and cultural movements in which we were involved? What will our children and grandchildren remember about our lives? Not much, unless we take action to leave information about it. Bangladesh has a vibrant civil society, and it is a great pity that there are no depositories to preserve our memory of it."

This text is taken from the introduction brochure from a new initiative in Bangladesh called 'Heritage - Archives of Bangladesh History'.

For the full text (in Bengali):
Brochure 'Heritage Archives of Bangladesh History'

To contact Heritage:
Dr. Md. Mahbubar Rahman
Professor of History
University of Rajshahi
Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh
email: sharmin@librabd.net

See also: http://www.iisg.nl/collections/bengal.html