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Remembering Roja: A devout festive nation

Rumi Ahmed The last time I was in Bangladesh during roja, it was 1995. It has been 17 years since; I’ve regularly visited Bangladesh, but never during roja. Over the last 12 years, in this ‘bidesh bibhui’, ‘roja’ has been replaced by ‘ramadan’. Typical conversations like “roja rakha”, “roja bhanga/khola”, “roja dhora” is now “Ramadan […]