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Mujibur Rahman

Mujibur Rahman

Born Bengal. Bangladeshi politician and statesman. Father of the Bangladeshi nation, popularly known as Bangabandhu (various spellings), Bengali for "Friend of Bengal". First President of Banglade...

Person, Nationalism, Tragedy, Bengal, Indian Sub-continent

1 memorial

Shaheed Minar martyrs

Shaheed Minar martyrs

Those killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations in 1952. At this time Bangladesh was part of Eastern Pakistan and the rulers of Pakistan were seeking to impose Urdu on the Bengalis...

Group, Tragedy, Bengal, Indian Sub-continent

1 memorial

Lord Teignmouth, John Shore

Lord Teignmouth, John Shore

Anti-slavery campaigner.  Born St James Street, Piccadilly but brought up in Romford.  1769 went to work in Bengal where he was one of the first to learn a number of the local languages.  Like many...

Person, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Religion, Indian Sub-continent

1 memorial

Abolition of slavery

Abolition of slavery

The British abolition of slavery came in two parts: first the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act became law on 25 March 1807, which left slavery itself still permitted until the Slavery Abolition Act...

Event, Race Issues, Social Welfare, Africa, Australia, Bermuda, Caribbean Islands, Ceylon, Indian Sub-continent, Jamaica

10 memorials

Tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Tsunami in the Indian Ocean

More than 230,000 people died, 153 being British.

Event, Tragedy, Africa, Burma, India, Indian Sub-continent, Indonisia

1 memorial

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