Rawshan Ara Bachchu

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Rawshan Ara Bachchu
রওশন আরা বাচ্চু
Rowshan Ara Bachchu 02.jpg
Bachchu in 2012
Born(1932-12-17)17 December 1932
Died3 December 2019(2019-12-03) (aged 86)
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Rawshan Ara Bachchu (17 December 1932 – 3 December 2019)[1] was a Bangladeshi activist.[2] She took part in Bengali Language Movement in 1952.[3][4] She was awarded Anannya Top Ten Awards in 2009.[5]

Early life[edit]

Bachchu's family originated from Kulaura in Moulvibazar District. She was a student of Brojomohun College. In 1947, at the initiative of the university students and Tamaddun Majlish, she along with 7 or 8 other students formed the State Language Action Council.[6]

Language movement[edit]

Bachchu got involved in the politics of Gonotantrik Pragotishil Chhatra Front (Democratic Progressive Student Front) in 1950 after getting admitted into the University of Dhaka.[6][7] She argued in favor of women's participation in politics in a radio program in April 1950.[7] She took part in the meeting held in Amtola at the University of Dhaka on 30 January 1952 to protest Prime Minister Khawaja Nazimuddin's declaration to make Urdu the sole language of Pakistan on 27 January.[7]


Bachchu died on 3 December 2019.[8][9]


  1. রওশন আরা বাচ্চু [Rawshan Ara Bachchu]. The Daily Ittefaq (in Bengali). 2014-02-10. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  2. "Study of philosophy can eliminate superstitions". The Daily Star. 2010-03-13. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  3. "8 language veterans honoured". The Daily Star. 2011-02-27. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  4. "Women freedom fighters and language activists honoured". The Daily Star. 2004-03-26. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  5. "Give due recognition to women's contribution". The Daily Star. 2010-04-05. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "The forgotten women veterans of the Language Movement". bdnews24.com. 2007-02-24. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "His-story vs Her-story". The Daily Star. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  8. "Language Movement activist Rawshan Ara Bachchu dies at 87". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  9. না-ফেরার দেশে ভাষাসৈনিক রওশন আরা বাচ্চু. bdview24.com-Bangla News Portal (in Bengali). 2019-12-03. Archived from the original on 2019-12-03. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
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