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Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War

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The 1971 conflict mired Pakistan in a bitter civil war and brutal stuggle both within its own country and against neighboring India. Backed by the Soviet Union and the United States, the 1971 war was fought over territories of East Pakistan, which then seceded to become Bangladesh. Through a detailed investigation of representative events on the ground, this remarkably human history contextualizes the war while vividly theorizing on the nature of the conflict itself.

As with most wars, the narrative of 1971 has largely been written by the victors. All other actors have been imprisoned within partisan mythologies. This book sets out to rectify this bias, reconstructing events though extensive interviews conducted in Bangladesh and Pakistan over four years. It features published and unpublished recollections, sampling from official documents, tapes, photographs, video documentaries, and reports issued by the foreign media. Many interviewees speak about their experiences for the first time, introducing new strands into an otherwise poorly represented history. Their contesting memories diverge from dominant narratives in crucial ways, ultimately showing how the war's reverberations continue to play out within the region.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231701648
Author:
Bose, Sarmila
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
Military-General History
Series:
Columbia/Hurst
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
288

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » Bangladesh
History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » World History » India

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