East Pakistan

War in the waters: Looking back at Operation Jackpot, 1971

Operation Jackpot was the first—and allegedly best—campaign of naval commandos during the Liberation War of 1971, a deadly blow against the Pakistani invasion forces carried out on August 16, 1971.

Book Review: Nonfiction / Badruddin Umar: The life and works of a revolutionary

Badruddin Umarer Jibon o Kaj is an excellent collection of essays, articles and recollections about Umar written by many renowned national and international scholars.

BOOK REVIEW: NONFICTION / One life, and a history of two economies: Mirza Nurul Huda

His is an inspiring tale of a little boy with big dreams rising from the backwaters of Bengal to become a fabled student who went on to be a professor of Dhaka University, and to hold some of the highest offices in public service.

Why hasn’t the UN recognised the 1971 Bangladesh Genocide yet?

UN recognition of the 1971 East Pakistan genocide is not only important for the global body to regain its credibility and effectiveness, but also to expose a military institution which is seen as of strategic value to the West.

Hardback edition released of ‘Inherited Memories’, Goethe-Institut and Zubaan Books’ project on the 1947 partition

Zubaan Books has released a hardback edition of Inherited Memories: Third Generation Perspectives on Partition in the East, concerning the still-felt ramifications of the 1947 partition.

THE BIRTH OF BANGLADESH IN BOOKS / The legacy of blood

Henry Kissinger is infamous in Bangladesh for allegedly terming the newly-independent country a “bottomless basket”, but this statement appears to be the least of his crimes against the people of Bangladesh.

Into The 46th Year of Independence

The nation celebrates the 45th Independence and National Day today to pay tributes to the martyrs and valiant sons of the land who laid down their lives for the country's independence.

Nixon was advised to recognise Bangladesh

US intelligence analysis had predicted early that the separation of Pakistan was imminent as the political situation in East Pakistan descended into chaos in March 1971.

Pakistan denies war atrocities in 1971

Pakistan summons the acting high commissioner of Bangladesh and denies committing any war crime or atrocities during the 1971 war of independence.

April 6, 2023
April 6, 2023

War in the waters: Looking back at Operation Jackpot, 1971

Operation Jackpot was the first—and allegedly best—campaign of naval commandos during the Liberation War of 1971, a deadly blow against the Pakistani invasion forces carried out on August 16, 1971.

April 6, 2023
April 6, 2023

Badruddin Umar: The life and works of a revolutionary

Badruddin Umarer Jibon o Kaj is an excellent collection of essays, articles and recollections about Umar written by many renowned national and international scholars.

February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

One life, and a history of two economies: Mirza Nurul Huda

His is an inspiring tale of a little boy with big dreams rising from the backwaters of Bengal to become a fabled student who went on to be a professor of Dhaka University, and to hold some of the highest offices in public service.

January 8, 2023
January 8, 2023

Why hasn’t the UN recognised the 1971 Bangladesh Genocide yet?

UN recognition of the 1971 East Pakistan genocide is not only important for the global body to regain its credibility and effectiveness, but also to expose a military institution which is seen as of strategic value to the West.

September 5, 2021
September 5, 2021

Hardback edition released of ‘Inherited Memories’, Goethe-Institut and Zubaan Books’ project on the 1947 partition

Zubaan Books has released a hardback edition of Inherited Memories: Third Generation Perspectives on Partition in the East, concerning the still-felt ramifications of the 1947 partition.

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

The legacy of blood

Henry Kissinger is infamous in Bangladesh for allegedly terming the newly-independent country a “bottomless basket”, but this statement appears to be the least of his crimes against the people of Bangladesh.

March 26, 2016
March 26, 2016

Into The 46th Year of Independence

The nation celebrates the 45th Independence and National Day today to pay tributes to the martyrs and valiant sons of the land who laid down their lives for the country's independence.

March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016

Nixon was advised to recognise Bangladesh

US intelligence analysis had predicted early that the separation of Pakistan was imminent as the political situation in East Pakistan descended into chaos in March 1971.

November 30, 2015
November 30, 2015

Pakistan denies war atrocities in 1971

Pakistan summons the acting high commissioner of Bangladesh and denies committing any war crime or atrocities during the 1971 war of independence.

August 2, 2015
August 2, 2015

9 creative innovations by desi men

In Pakistan, some local people (desi men) believe in meeting their needs with innovation – innovation that is economical, easy, quick and accessible to their immediate surroundings.