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1971: A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh

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The war of 1971 was the most significant geopolitical event in the Indian subcontinent since its partition in 1947. At one swoop, it led to the creation of Bangladesh, and it tilted the balance of power between India and Pakistan steeply in favor of India. The Line of Control in Kashmir, the nuclearization of India and Pakistan, the conflicts in Siachen Glacier and Kargil, the insurgency in Kashmir, the political travails of Bangladesh--all can be traced back to the intense nine months in 1971.

Against the grain of received wisdom, Srinath Raghavan contends that far from being a predestined event, the creation of Bangladesh was the product of conjuncture and contingency, choice and chance. The breakup of Pakistan and the emergence of Bangladesh can be understood only in a wider international context of the period: decolonization, the Cold War, and incipient globalization. In a narrative populated by the likes of Nixon, Kissinger, Zhou Enlai, Indira Gandhi, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Tariq Ali, George Harrison, Ravi Shankar, and Bob Dylan, Raghavan vividly portrays the stellar international cast that shaped the origins and outcome of the Bangladesh crisis.

This strikingly original history uses the example of 1971 to open a window to the nature of international humanitarian crises, their management, and their unintended outcomes.

Synopsis:

The war of 1971 that created Bangladesh was the most significant geopolitical event in the Indian subcontinent since partition in 1947. It tilted the balance of power between India and Pakistan steeply in favor of India. Srinath Raghavan contends that the crisis and its cast of characters can be understood only in a wider international context.

About the Author

Srinath Raghavan is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, and Senior Research Fellow at King's India Institute at King's College London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674728646
Subtitle:
A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh
Author:
Raghavan, Srinath
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
India
Subject:
History : Military - General
Subject:
History, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
World History - India
Publication Date:
20131112
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps, 2 graphs, 1 table
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Physical
History and Social Science » Asia » Bangladesh
History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
History and Social Science » Geography » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » India
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"Synopsis" by , The war of 1971 that created Bangladesh was the most significant geopolitical event in the Indian subcontinent since partition in 1947. It tilted the balance of power between India and Pakistan steeply in favor of India. Srinath Raghavan contends that the crisis and its cast of characters can be understood only in a wider international context.
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