East Pakistan

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.

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.

July 20, 2015
July 20, 2015

'Nixon didn't give a fig for the 1971 genocide'

Former US president Richard Nixon “didn't give a fig for the genocide that was being committed in present-day Bangladesh”, says a Pulitzer winning New York Times journalist.

March 19, 2015
March 19, 2015

Genesis of Holocaust

AS you open newspapers you read that East Pakistanis are fleeing their country, taking shelter in refugee camps and dying in thousands from cholera. But why? What is the genesis of this holocaust? Who is responsible for this human misery?

March 16, 2015
March 16, 2015

''The Repression of Bengal''

IN the absence of a political solution the crisis thrown up by the events in East Pakistan can only get worse.

March 2, 2015
March 2, 2015

Prelude to an order for genocide

AS President Yahya flew out of Dacca on the night of March 25 he took with him the last hopes of a united Pakistan. For the final two days he had been holed up in the Dacca cantonment with the junta of generals who rule Pakistan, putting the finishing touches to Operation Genocide.