December 3, 2021

KITAAB

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Bangladesh: The freedom laboratory

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In his book (1971) about the creation of Bangladesh, Srinath Raghavan ties the world to the crisis. On his part (The Blood Telegram), Gary J Bass delivers a damning indictment of White House chicanery during ’71: Outlook

At last, more than four decades after 1971, we have the first imp­ortant international histories of the Bangladesh liberation war based on archival materials. Sri­nath Raghavan has delved widely into the archives of several countries to produce a ‘global history’. Gary Bass focuses on US and Indian policies. Both have made full use of the Indian records available in the Nehru Memorial Mus­eum and Library as well as the recently declassified ministry of external affairs files housed in the National Archives.

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