A frontline of 1952

She has been an active name throughout many of the country’s crises including the 1952 language.

Hena Das is mostly recognised as a veteran leftist and a women rights leader.

Her other identity as a frontline for women activists in the 1952 language movement often remains. 

Her contributions are not limited to being an advocate for women only.

She has been an active name throughout many of the country’s crises, including the anti-British.

The 1952 language movement, the coup d’état of 1969 and the country’s struggle for independence.

She was the most active during the language movement, working in the wings of Ashu Sen.

A national award recipient, in later years Hena expressed her frustration at the role of women.

Being an active part of various movements had not been easy for Hena.

Who was born in a Hindu Brahmin family.

Born on February 12, 1924, in Sylhet, she was the daughter of renowned lawyer Roy Bahadur.

The eldest daughter of Jagat Chandra Biswas, a zamindar of Narpati village of Chunarughat.

Hena had been an avid lover of swadeshi songs and Rabindra Sangeet.

She grew up in Sylhet’s Puran-Lane Para area, close to the historic Govinda Park, the center of different.

The 1930s were a time when the Indian subcontinent saw protests, uprisings and insurrections.

Hena observed the slogans, processions and rallies very closely. 

At an early age, she was witness to police brutality on her compatriots, which left her deeply scarred.

Eventually led her to become active in movements and politics. 

Hena disregarded family reservations and overcame many obstacles to join the 1952 language movement.

The Pakistan regime’s plan of imposing Urdu as the national language.  

Pakistan’s 1948 announcement sparked extensive protests across the Bengali-speaking majority.

In the face of the mass discontent, the government outlawed public meetings and rallies. 

On January 27, 1952, the then Pakistani Prime Minister Khawaja Nazimuddin.

While addressing a rally at the council session of the Muslim League said.

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