This book is about an individual’s experience in 1971 when Bangladesh was writhing under the occupation army of Pakistan. The author was witness to some of the events that shaped the destiny of Bangladesh. The book is a sensitive account of how these events affected him and probably millions of his compatriots.
Abdul Wahab (1916-94) was a veteran journalist with more than 35 years’ experience in the profession. He was associated with various newspaper like the Times, London, the New York Times, and the Statesman, Calcutta. He founded and edited for seven years the Weekly Record in Dhaka which earned a name for itself. After the liberation of Bangladesh, he edited the Dhaka Daily and the Morning News for some time. He also taught journalism at the University of Dhaka. He was Director-General and later, Chairman of the Press Institute of Bangladesh. In 1979 he was awarded the Ekushe Padak for his contribution to journalism.