The liberation war of 1971 was an extremely painful event in the country’s history, costing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) rejected the notion of Islamic nationhood and separated from Pakistan (then West Pakistan). The museum is a worthwhile attempt to preserve the memory of that period, and to create awareness in the lives of Bangladeshis today.
The museum also has an inspiring outreach program for school children. Don’t expect swanky displays. Currently the whole place is a bit crude and mouldy. However there are plans to move the museum and upgrade it generally. Books, postcards, posters, tapes, t-shirts on the war are available. There is also a small café.
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