Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Understanding of Democracy: A Brief Analysis

Ayesha Siddika, Amia Saara Khan
2021 Scholars Journal of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences  
Original Research Article The philosophical position of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is known as Mujibvada comprising four core principles; democracy, socialism, secularism and nationalism. Throughout his political life, he propagated these principles and gave those an institutional form with the birth of Bangladesh by incorporating those principles in the constitution of Bangladesh. This article argues that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman accelerated his political carrier through
more » ... tic values guided by his other philosophical spirits. His arguments in three published books resembles his cravings for establishing democracy in true essence for the emancipation of people. As the founding father of Bangladesh, his journey as political leader must be studied keeping contexts into full account. This contextual considerations allows this study to study his democracy from his writings, speeches and political actions. This study precisely argues that the original constitution of Bangladesh epitomizes the understanding of democracy of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in institutional manner.
doi:10.36347/sjahss.2021.v09i01.006 fatcat:byxgpxqgsbg6bcmd5bri7u56ea