Books, Journals & Articles

List of books on Liberation War of Bangladesh

Books in English

Non Fiction

Bangladesh:

* S M Shafiullah – Bangladesh At War
* Sadiq Salik – Witness to Surrender
* Ahmad Sharif – Genocide 71

* Maj. Rafiqul Islam – A Tale of Millions : Bangladesh Liberation War – 1971
* Muntassir Mamoon – The vanquished generals and the liberation war of Bangladesh
* A. M. A. Muhith – Bangladesh : Emergence of a Nation
- American Response to Bangladesh Liberation War
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* Ishrat Firdousi – The year that was (review)
* A. F. Salahuddin Ahmed – Bengali Nationalism & The Emergence of Bangladesh : An Introductory Outline
* Faruq Aziz Khan – Spring 1971 : A Centre Stage Account of Bangladesh War of Liberation
* Kabir Uddin Ahmad – Breakup of Pakistan : Background & Prospects of Bangladesh
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* Quaderi Fazlul Quader – Bangladesh Genocide and World Press
* G. W. Choudhury – The Last Days of a United Pakistan

* Sukumar Bishwas – Mujibnogor Documents 1971
(Review by Syed Badrul Ahsan – Documenting a government in exile)

* Dr. Mohammad Hannan – Political History Of Bangladesh
* Prof. Talukdar Monirujjaman – Radical Politics And Emergence Of Bangladesh
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* Salam Azad – Contribution of India in The War of Liberation of Bangladesh
* Shahriar Kabir – Tormenting Seventy One – An account of Pakistani army atrocities
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* Badruddin Umar – The Emergence of Bangladesh: Class Struggles in East Pakistan (1947-1958)
* M. Rafiqul Islam -Genocide in Bangladesh : Harrowing Accounts of Some Eye Witnesses
* Dhaka City Museum -Dhaka 1971 : An Album of Liberation War
* Rounaq Jahan – Pakistan: Failure of National Integration
* Jaglul Alam – Emergence of Bangladesh and Big Power Role on 1971
* Benedict Costa – Dismemberment of Pakistan
* Sukharanjan Dasgupta – Midnight Massacre in Dacca
* A. M. Khandaker – Fall of Niazi and Birth of Bangladesh
* Abul Hasanat – Bangladesh , Sufferings, Survival : Let Humanity Not Forget The Ugliest Genocide in History
* Kalyan Choudhury – Genocide in Bangladesh
* Matiur Rahman – The Role of India and the Big Powers in East Pakistan Crisis of 1971
* Sheikh M. Rahman, ed. Ramendu Majumdar – Bangladesh, My Bangladesh : Selected Speeches and Statements (28/10/70 -26/03/70)

Pakistan:

* Brig. Siddiq Salik – Witness to Surrender
* Lt. Gen. A. A. K. Niazi – The Betrayal of East Pakistan Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195777271 ( A review by Ahmad Faruqui)
(A review)
* Lt. Gen. Gul Hassan Khan – Memoirs of Lt. Gen. Gul Hassan Khan (The Last C-in-C of the Pakistan Army)
* Maj. Gen. Shaukat Riza – The Pakistan Army 1966-1971
* K. M. Arif – Khaki Shadows: Pakistan 1947-1997 (Oxford University Press, Karachi)
* Kalim Siddiqui – Conflict, Crisis and War in Pakistan
* Hasan Zaheer – The Separation of East Pakistan : The Rise and Realisation of Bengali Muslim Nationalism
* Qutubuddin Aziz – Blood and Tears : Accounts of the Atrocities Committed in E. Pakistan AL militants
* Mahmood Safdar – Pakistan Divided : Study of the Factors and Forces Leading to the Break Up of Pakistan in 1971
* S. Humayun – Sheikh Mujib’s 6-point formula : an analytical study of the breakup of Pakistan (Royal Book Co.)
* Philip E. Jones – The Pakistan Peoples Party: Rise to Power, (Oxford University Press, Karachi)
* Lt. Gen. Kamal Matinuddin – Tragedy of Errors : East Pakistan Crisis, 1968 – 1971
* Maj. Gen. Rao Farman Ali – How Pakistan Got Divided
* Brig. Saadullah Khan – East Pakistan to Bangladesh
* Sarfaraz Hussain Mirza (editor)- Not the Whole Truth : East Pakistan Crisis (March – December 1971)
* White Paper on the Crisis in East Pakistan, Pakistan Ministry of Information and National Affairs
* Internal Strife and External Intervention : India’s Role in the Civil War in E. Pakistan, Hasan-Askari Rizvi
* East Pakistan : Roots of the Genocide, Pakistan Forum Publication
* Z. A. Bhutto – The Great Tragedy
* Muhammad Abbas Ali – The Salvation of East Pakistan
* Muhammad Zafarullah Khan – The Agony of Pakistan
* Lt. Gen. Kamal Matinuddin – Tragedy of Errors : East Pakistan Crisis, 1968 – 1971

* Major General Hakeem Arshad Qureshi – the 1971 Indo-Pak war -A soldiers narrative
* Maj. Gen. Tajammul Hussein Malik – The Story of My Struggle
* Maj. Gen. Fazal Khan Muqeem – Pakistan’s Crisis in Leadership
* Brig. H. S. Sodhi – Operation Windfall : Emergence of Bangladesh
* Brig. Saadullah Khan – East Pakistan to Bangladesh
* Javed Kamran Bashir – Big Power Role in the Indo – Pak Conflict of 1971
* D. G. A. Khan – Disintegration of Pakistan
* Safdar Mahmood – Pakistan Divided
* ed. Sarfaraz Hussain Mizra – Not the Whole Truth : East Pakistan Crisis (March -December 1971)
* Pakistan Ministry of Information and National Affairs – White Paper on the Crisis in East Pakistan
* Hasam Askari Rizvi – Internal Strife and External Intervention : India’s Role in the Civil War in E. Pakistan
* Mahmood Safdar – The Deliberate Debacle – Pakistan Divided : Study of the Factors and Forces Leading to the Break Up of Pakistan in 1971
* Pakistan Forum Publication – East Pakistan : Roots of the Genocide

India:

* S. K. Bhattacharyya, Genocide in East Pakistan/Bangladesh: A Horror Story (A. Ghosh Publishers, 1988)
* Air Chief Marshal PC Lal – My Years with the IAF
* Lt. Gen. J. F. R. Jacob – Surrender at Dacca – Birth of a Nation
* Maj. Gen. Lachhman Singh – Victory in Bangladesh
* Maj. Gen. D. K. Palit – The Lightning Campaign : Indo/Pakistan War – 1971 Compton Press Ltd (1972), ISBN 0-900193-10-7
* Maj. Gen. Sukhwant Singh – India’s Wars Since Independence Vol.1 : The Liberation of Bangladesh
- India’s Wars Since Independence Vol.2 : Defence of the Western Border
- India’s Wars Since Independence Vol.3 : General Trends
* Maj. Gen. Ashok Kalyan Verma – Rivers of Silence – the Dash to Dhaka Across River Meghna during 1971
* Maj. Gen. Jagjit Singh – Indian Gunners at War : The Western Front – 1971
* Anthony Mascarenhas – The Rape of Bangladesh
* A. Mascarenhas – Bangladesh : a legacy of blood (Hodder and Stoughton)
* Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi – Bangladesh Documents
* ed. M. S. Deora – India & the Freedom Struggle of Bangladesh
* K. K. Sinha – Bangladesh : Revolution for Liberation
* Mohammed Ayoob and Subrahmanyam – The Liberation War (Bangladesh)
* Benedict Costa – Dismemberment of Pakistan
* P. Chandra – Bloodbath in Bangla Desh (Adarsh Publications)
* S. Chatterjee (1972) – Bangladesh: the birth of a nation (The Book Exchange)
* K. Chaudhuri- Genocide in Bangladesh (Orient Longman)
* J. N. Dixit – Liberation and beyond : Indo-Bangladesh relations. (Konark Publishers)
* C. J. Gulati – Bangladesh, liberation to fundamentalism : a study of volatile Indo-Bangladesh relations (Commonwealth Publishers)
* M. Jag- The black book of genocide in Bangla Desh; a documentary book (Geeta Book Centre)
* J R Saigal Pakistan Splits: The Birth of Bangladesh – Manas Publications (2004), ISBN 81-7049-124-X
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* The Western Front: The Indo-Pakistan War 1971 – Lt Gen KP Candeth
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* Kaoboys of R&AW – B. Raman (Lancer Publishers)
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* N. K. Singh – Discontent and Background of Liberation War

* Lt. Gen. K. P. Candeth – The Western Front : The Indo-Pakistan War, 1971
* Vice Admiral N. Krishnan – No Way But Surrender : An Account of the Indo-Pak War in the Bay of Bengal,1971
* Maj. Gen. Lachhman Singh – Indian Sword Strikes in East Pakistan
* Brig. Jagdev Singh – Dismemberment of Pakistan : 1971 Indo/Pak War
* R. K. Dasgupta – Revolt in East Bengal
* J. S. B. Arora – War with Pakistan
* Shiv Kumar Garg – Spotlight : Feedom Fighters of Bangladesh : A New Outlook Based on Author’s Research
* D. R. Mankekar – Pakistan Cut to Size : The Authentic Story of the 14 day Indo – Pak War
* S. S. Sethi – The Decisive War : Emergence of a New Nation
* ed. I. N. Tewary – War of Independence in Bangladesh : A Documentary Study
* Indian Council of World Affairs- How Pakistan Violated Human Rights in Bangladesh
* Brijesh Narain Mehrish – War Crimes and Genocide : The Trial of Pakistani War Criminals

USA

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* R. J. Rummel -Death by Government (Transaction Publishers, 1997)
One of the most detailed treatments of the genocide in Bangladesh.
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* Richard Sisson and Leo E. Rose – War and Secession: Pakistan, India, and the Creation of Bangladesh (University of California Press, 1991)
One of the best recent pieces of scholarship on the war and genocide in East Pakistan/Bangladesh.
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* Archer K Blood – The Cruel Birth of Bangladesh: Memoirs of an American Diplomat (ISBN: 9840516507)
* ed. Peter Bertocci – Prelude to Crisis – Bengal & Bengal Studies (1970)
* Lawrence Lifschultz – Bangladesh : The Unfinished Revolution
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*Samuel Totten et al., eds., Century of Genocide: Eyewitness Accounts and Critical Views (Garland Reference Library, 1997)
A first-rate collection of readings on genocide, including the slaughter in Bangladesh.
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* Susan Brownmiller, Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape (Fawcett Books, 1993)
* J Hanhimaki The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy Oxford University Press (2004)
* Herbert Feith – Asia’s Flashpoint, 1971 : Bangladesh
* Noel G. O’Connor – The Soldier is Afraid : An Account of Operation Sikander, Bangladesh War, 1971
* Dan Haendel – The Process of Priority Formulation : US Foreign Policy in the Indo-Pak War of 1971
* Robert Jackson – South Asian Crisis (India-Pakistan-Bangladesh)
* Herbert Feldman – The End and the Beginning (Pakistan 1969 – 1971)

UK:

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* Owen Bennett Jones – Pakistan eye of the storm

“The complicated interplay between Yahya, Mujib and Bhutto had a decisive role in the break-up of Pakistan and the creation of Bangladesh. But Bengali nationalism was alive and well before any of them were even born.” excerpts.

* David Loshak – Pakistan Crisis
* L. F. Rushbrook Williams – The East Pakistan Tragedy
* Dom Moraes – The Tempest Within : An Account of East Pakistan

English Thesis:

* The Bangladesh liberation war and its causes. Iain Cochrane. (Professor Francis Robinson.) London Ph.D. (R.H.U.L. Hist.)
* The role of diplomats in the Liberation War of Bangladesh. Fazrin Huda. (Dr. Spencer W. Mawby.) Nottingham Ph.D. (Hist.)
* ‘Boundaries of Blood’: Genealogies of ‘War Babies’ and. National Imaginings in Bangladesh – Nayanika Mookherjee, University of Sussex

English Literature

* Jahanara Imam – Of Blood And Fire
* Hasan Azizul Haque – Nameless Casteless
* Humayun Ahmed – 1971
* Shahriar Kabir – “Ekattarer Jishu” (Jesus ’71)
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* Tahmima Anam – A Golden Age
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* Niaz Zaman and Asif Farrukhi (ed.) – Fault Lines: Stories of 1971, University Press, Dhaka
(Review)

Books in Bangla

Bangla Literature

Jahanara Imam

* Ekatturer Dinguli
* Buker Vitor Agun
* Biday De Ma Ghure Ashi

Selina Hosain

* Ekatturer Dhaka
* Japitu Jibon

Humayun Ahmed


* Joshna O Jononir Golpo

* 1971
* Anil Bagchir Ekdin

* Aguner Parashmoni
* Shyamal Chhaya
* Jalil Shaheber Petition

Shahriyar Kabir

* Ekatturer Pather Dhare
* Ekatturer Jishu

Imdadul Haq Milon

* Kalo Ghora
* Gherao

Rabeya Khatun

* Ferari Surjo
* Ekatturer Nishan

Momtaj Uddin Ahmad

* Saat Ghater Kanakori
* Bokul Purer Shadhinota

Other literatures

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* Anisul Hoque – Ma
* Muhammed Zafar Iqbal – Akash Bariye Dao

* Neelima Ibrahim – Ami irangana Balchi
* Syed Shamsul Haque – Nishiddho Loban
* Begum Nurjahan – Ekatturer Kothamala
* Abdullah Al Mamun – Tomrai
* Ashraf Siddiqi – Banglar Mukh
* Musa Sadiq – Muktijuddho Hridoye Momo
* Sayed Ali Ahsan – Jokhon Somoy Elo
* Rabindra Gop – Juddho Joyer Golpo
* Shirin Majid – Abar Asibo Feere
* Ali Imam – Lorai
* Biprodash Barua – Juddho Joyer Golpo
* Monju Sarkar – Juddhe Jabar Somoy

* Ali Mahmed – Freedom
* Daud Hayder – Rajputra
* Mamunur Rashid – Joy Joyonti
* Shaheen Akhter – Talaash (The Search, 2004). Talaash won the Prothom Aalo Best Book of the Year Award for 2004 – click here for a review.

Short Story Collections

* Bangladesh Kotha Koy
* Prekhhapot 71
* Protibimbe Protiddondi
* Muktijuddher Golpo

Non Fiction

Abdul Gaffar Chaudhury

* Etihasher Rokto Polash
* Amra Bangladeshi Na Bangali
* Bangladesh Kotha Koy

Panna Kaysar

* Muktijuddher Aage O Pore
* Hridoye Bangladesh

Shaokat Osman

* Kalratro Khondochitro
* Joy Banglar Joy
* Jolangi

* Jahannam Hote Biday
* Jonmo Jodi Tobo Bonge
* Dui Soinik
* Nekre Oronno
* Shiekher Sombora

M. R. Akhtar Mukul


* chorompotro
* Ekatturer Bornomala
* Ora Charjon
* Joybangla
* Bijoy
* Ekattur

* Ami Bijoy Dekhechi

Abul Hasanat

* Muktijuddher Ruprekha
* Muktijuddher Pachali

Other writers


* Hasan Hafizur Rahman: Liberation war documents [Part 1-15]
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* Rashid Haider: Smriti ’71 series (Part 1-11) – Bangla Academy
* Ekatturer Ghatok O Dalalera Ke Kothai – Muktijuddho Chetona Bikash Kendro
* Muntasir Mamun- Yahia Khan
- Sei Shob Pakistani

* Rafikul Islam Beer Uttam – Lokhko Praner Binimoye
* Gaziul Haq – Ebarer Songram Shadhinotar Songram
* Ahmad Mazhar – Bangalir Muktijuddher Itihash
* Ahmed Maola – Muktijuddher Sahitto
* Anisur Rahman – Opohrito Bangladesh
* Rashid Haydar – Osohojog Andolon- ’71, Purbapor
* Sirajul Islam Chaudhury – Bangali Kake Bole
* Ramendra Majumdar – Bangladesh Amar Bangladesh
* Sufia Kamal – Ekatturer Diary
* Asaduzzaman – Shadhinota Sangramer Potobhumi
* Basanti Guha Thakurata – Ekattorer Smriti
* Dr. M. A. Hasan – Pakistaner Juddhoporadhi 191 Jon
* Ahmed Rafiq – Ekatturer Pak Borborotar Songbad Bhasso
* Shahid Buddhijibi Selina Pervin Smarok Grontho

* Saeed Hasan Dara – 71 Upakhkhan
* Dr. Mostafa Noorul Islam – Kemon Kore Bangladesh

* Asif Rashid – Bangladesher Muktijuddhe Markin Bhumikar Gopon Dalil

* Md. Abdul Ajij – Bangladesher Muktijuddho O Shorbadhinayok Osmani
* Belal Mohammad – Joy Bangla Radio

* Lutfur Rahman Riton – Bangladesher Shadhinota Shongramer Itihash

* Hamidul Hossain Tarek, Beer Bikrom – Bishakto Borsha Ojosro Fola

* Md. Mominur Rahman – Dhorshon Hotta
* Borhanuddin Khan Jahangir – Juddhaparadhider Bichar O Onnano Proshongo
* Aman-Ud-Daula -Golam Azomer Nagorikotto Mamla

* Dr. Mohammad Hannan – Dhakay Muktijuddho

* Tushar Abdullah – Ekatorer Ognikonna
* Zahirul Islam – Ekattorer Guerilla

* Dr. Sukumar Biswas – Ekattorer Boddhobhumi O Gonokobor
* Dr. Swarochish Sarkar – Ekattorer Bagherhat

* Bashir Al Helal- Ekattorer Gonohotta/ Hamdur Rahmaner Report
* Nazrul Islam – Ekattorer Ronangon: Okothito Kcu Kotha
* Harun Ar Rashid – Swadhinotar Prekkapot Ebong Kichu Tottho
* Anik Mahmud – Sahitte Sammobad Theke Muktijuddho

* Robert Pein, Siddikur Rahman – Sei Duhsomoy

* Ahmad Mazhar – Shoto Muktijuddhar Kotha

* Belal Mohammod – Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendro

* Begum Mushtari Shafi – Swadhinota Amar Roktojhora Din
* Abu Muhammad Delwar Hossain – Muktijudder Ancholik Itihas (Part 1-3)
* Major Kamrul Islam Bhuiyan – Jonojuddher Gonojoddha

* Anthony Maskarenhans – Bangladesh Rokter Reen
* Afsan Chowdhury – Bangladesh 1971
* Sohrab Hasan – Bangladeshe Muktijuddhe Bideshider Bhumika

* Tapan Kumar Dey – Bangladesher Muktijuddhe Indira Gandhi’r Bhumika

* Major Rafiqul Islam, P.S.C – Bangladesher Guerrilla Juddho

* Major Rafiqul Islam, P.S.C – Bidrohi March 71

* Major Rafiqul Islam, P.S.C – Dokhin Ronangon 71
* Major Rafiqul Islam, P.S.C – Muktijudder Chetonar Shoroop

* Shahriar Kabir – Ekattorer Gonohotta, Nirjaton O Juddhoporadhider Bichar
* Rehman Sobhan – Bangladesher Obbhudkoy: Ekjon Prottokkhodorshir Bhassho
* Mahboob Kamal – Bideshi Shangbadiker Drishtite Bangladesher Muktijuddho

* Golam Morteja – Buhli Nai Bhuli Nai
* Shafayat Jamil – Ekattorer Muktijuddho, Roktakto Moddhe-August O Shorojontromoy
* Bedwin Samad – Ekattorer Muktishongram

* Tajul Mohammad – Ekattorer Smritiguccho

* Rabindranath Tribedi – Ekattrer Dosh Mash

* Asajujjman Asad: Ekatturer Gonohotta O Nari Nirjaton
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* Hasina Ahmed – Gonomaddhome Bangladesher Muktijuddho (Part 1-6)

* Jakir Hosen Raju – Gonomaddhomer Muktijuddho
* Mahbub Alam – Guerrilla Theke Sommukh Juddhe (Part 1 & 2)

* Hashem Khan – Gulibiddho Ekattor

* Montu Khan – Hayenar Khacay Odommo Jibon

* Muntasir Mamun – Jeshob Hotyar Bichar Hoyni
* Golam Murshid – Jokhon Polatok Muktijuddher Dinguli

* Borhanuddin Khan Jahangir – Journal 71
* Abul Hashem Choudhury – Juddhe Juddhe Ekattorer Noy Mash

* Moyeedul Hasan – Muldhara ’71 (Read the Book online)

*Abu Sayeed – Bangladesher Guerilla Juddho
* Muntasir Mamun – Rajakarer Mon (Part 1 & 2)
* Krittibash Ojha – Ami Mujib Bolchi
* Jhorna Das Purokayostho – Bondi Din Bondi Ratri
* Sayad Najimuddin Hashem – Bondishala Pakistan
* Monayem Sarkar – Bangladesh O Bongobondhu
* Jubayda Gulshan Ara – Batashe Barud Rokte Ullash
* Abu Hanif – Muktijoddha Hatem Ali
* Abul Kalam Azad – Sangramee Bangla
* Manjur Ahmad – Ekattur Kotha Bole
* Bishwajonin Bangali: Dr Kamal Hossain – ed. Jamaluddin and Sharifa Bulbul Lucky (Bolaka publishers) – Interview of Dr Hossain chronicling his days with Bangabandhu in Pakistani prison and events afterwards

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Journals:

* M Rashiduzzaman – Leadership, Organization, Strategies and Tactics of the Bangla Desh Movement Asian Survey, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Mar., 1972), pp. 185-200

* 1971.pdf a booklet produced in 1972 detailing the history of the 1971 war – 2.4 MB

* Murshid, Tazeen M. (2). “State, nation, identity: The quest for legitimacy in Bangladesh“. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 20 (2): 1-34. Routledge.

* Shalom, Stephen R., The Men Behind Yahya in the Indo-Pak War of 1971

* Educational Disparity in East and West Pakistan, 1947–71: Was East Pakistan Discriminated Against? – Mohammad Niaz Asadullah (SKOPE, Department of Economics, University of Oxford)

* Demographics and Security: The Contrasting Cases of Pakistan and Bangladesh (pdf) – By: C. Christine Fair, Clifford A. Grammich, Julie DaVanzo, Brian Nichiporuk (Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern studies No. 4, Summer 2005)

* The India-Pakistan War Of 1971: A Modern War – KYLE, R.G., Major, Royal Canadian Artillery

* The tilt: The U.S. and the South Asian Crisis of 1971 – National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 79 Edited by Sajit Gandhi (2002)

* Donald Beachler: The politics of genocide scholarship: the case of Bangladesh – Patterns of Prejudice, Volume 41, Issue 5 December 2007 , pages 467 – 492
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E-Books

Phire Dekha 71 (1971 in retrospect)

A 205 page E-Book (PDF 6.4 MB) in Bangla and English language

Details.

1971.pdf a booklet produced in 1972 detailing the history of the 1971 war – - 2.4 MB (via Thalsena)

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Download Foreign Relations of the United States: South Asia Crisis, 1971

PDF format, 3.8MB, 929Pages.

Editor Louis J. Smith
General Editor Edward C. Keefer

(Review)

Articles:

* “Conflict in East Pakistan: Background and Prospects”: By Edward S. Mason,
Robert Dorfman, Stephen A. Marglin

* The Pakistan Overprints of Bangladesh – Peter Symes

* From March to March: Pakistan’s final years in East Bengal – Syed Badrul Ahsan

* Cost of a genocide ignored – The Australian (December 05, 2007)

* How US and China worked together to save Pakistan in 1971 – Chidanand Rajghatta

* Back in ‘ 71 US policy revisited – Imtiaz Ahmed (Himal South Asian May, 2006)

Newly declassified US records show a more full and gruesome picture of what took place behind the scenes of the 1971 Southasian Crisis in Islamabad, New Delhi and Washington, DC. They also show a softer side of the involved leadership. But who takes responsibility for the violence that was perpetrated during that period?

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