ISBN: 984 05 1373 7
Cover Type: HB
By Siddiq Salik (Author)
Publisher(s): The University Press Limited (UPL)
First Published: 1997 No. of Pages: 245 Weight (kg): 1
UPL Showroom Price: 300.00 BDT
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.
South Asia exploded in 1971. Throughout this fateful year Siddiq Salik was in Dhaka as a uniquely privileged observer and participant in the political and human drama which culminated in the Indo-Pakistan war and the creation of Bangladesh. During his two years as a prisoner of war, he was able to ponder and digest the facts and analyse the complex circumstances which underlay the high drama. He has produced an authoritative narrative, dispassionate in tone and firmly anchored in fact. After setting the scene with a comprehensive overview of the political turbulence of the period, he gives us the first detailed professional account of the war itself ever to be published.
Political / Politico-Military / Military / Appendices