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The Colonel Who Would Not Repent : the Bangladesh War and Its Unquiet Legacy

Author: Salil Tripathi
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Yale University Press editionView all editions and formats
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Bangladesh was once East Pakistan, the predominantly Muslim nation carved out of the Indian subcontinent when it gained independence from Britain in 1947. As religion alone could not keep East Pakistan and West Pakistan together, Bengali-speaking East Pakistan fought for and achieved liberation in 1971. Coups and assassinations followed, and two decades later it completed its long, tumultuous transition to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salil Tripathi
ISBN: 0300218184 9780300218183
OCLC Number: 920817273
Notes: "First published in the English language by the Aleph Book Company 2014"--Title page verso.
Description: xxvi, 382 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The land that wasn't easy to carve --
The girl who no longer felt Pakistani --
The making of a saint --
The night the killings began --
The freedom fighters --
A friend in need: in which India joins the war --
The brave ones --
The assassination of a failed revolutionary --
Getting to know the generals --
Two women and their troubled inheritance --
Judgement day.
Other Titles: Bangladesh war and its unquiet legacy
Responsibility: Salil Tripathi.

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A searing, kaleidoscopic portrait of Bangladesh from the 1947 Partition to the present  Read more...

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"Superb and harrowing... A fine and judicious account of the horrors of the Bangladesh war of independence."-Philip Hensher, The Guardian -- Philip Hensher "This is a compelling, haunting chronicle Read more...

 
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