Drik Picture Library

Agency and network in Dhaka, Bangladesh

© Drik Picture Library

At the tender age of 16, Alamtaz Begum became a muktijoddha (freedom fighter) for Bangladesh's War of Liberation in 1971. When I met her in 2000, she lived in a two-room flat with a sister, two daughters and granddaughter.
Nearly 30 years after the war ended she was still fighting – for a decent livelihood, independent life and the future of her daughters and grandchild.

Sameera Hugue (photographer)