Author: Jaswant SinghS P Bhatia/Foreword/Introduction: Field Marshal Sam ManekshawPublisher: RupaYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 278ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129113351
This volume delineates East Bengali’s long complicated, and agonizing journey from being an integral part of India to East Pakistan, finally to Bangladesh. This reordering of human lives tightly compressed in time inevitably culminated in trauma, generating several new geo-political stress lines of enormous power in the subcontinent. The authors, Jaswant Singh and Maj. Gen. S.P.Bhatia, lead the readers along this twisted and torturous path of the birth of Bangaladesh under Indian midwifery, intrigued by West Pakistani and the US diplomacy. The declassified US documents provide revealingly informative aspects of the US diplomacy during this challenging period.
List of CharactersForewordIntroductionEvents between March – November 1971Confronting the Challenge: Contingency Planning on South Asia – july 1971The War Starts14 December [continued] Ceasefire Proposal – Dhaka to State [Afternoon]AftermathBangladesh NowAppendix – I to IIIIndex