ISBN: 978 984 506 116 2
Cover Type: HB
By Khadim Hussain Raja (Author)
Publisher(s): The University Press Limited (UPL)
First Published: 2012 No. of Pages: 131 Weight (kg): 0.5
UPL Showroom Price: 560.00 BDT
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ROAD TO BANGLADESH SERIES is designed to present published accounts of the background to the emergence of Bangladesh. The Series showcases such a collection that, when put together, achieves a well-rounded narrative of the events of 1971. Books in the series should be an invaluable collection for those interested in South Asian affairs, particularly students and scholars of politics, history, development and social transformation.
The 1971 East Pakistan tragedy was not just a failure of the military but also a collapse of civil society in the West Wing. The few voices raised against the military action were too feeble to make any army change its course, a course leading to military defeat and the break-up of the country. At the time, the author was General Officer Commanding 14 Division in East Pakistan. Apart from his direct narration of the events, his portrayal of the major dramatis personae, such as Field Marshal Mohammad Ayub Khan, General Tikka Khan and Lieutenant General A.A.K. Niazi, are insightful. A necessary text that demands scrutiny from all interested in the course of Pakistan’s history.
Table of contents:
Introduction / By Muhammad Reza kazimi / 1.The brewing Strom / 2.Prelude to the 1970 Electrons / 3.The Rising Sun of the Awami League / 4. The Devastating Cyclone of November 1970 / 5. A No-Win Situation / 6. The Crisis Deepens / 7.Lt. Gen. Tikka Khan in Action / 8. Operation Searchlight / 9.Last Words..... / Annexure A: Extract of Article by Rehman Sobhan, South Asian Review, London, July 1971 / Annexure B: Operational Details of ‘Operation Searchlight’ / Annexure C: Recommendations Regarding Military Operations, 11 April 1971