EXCELLENT ARTICLE !!!
THE POLITICS OF INDEPENDENCE OF BANGLADESH
BY DAVID LUDDEN
Historians still do not have all the records they need to fully understand the freedom struggle of Bangladesh and offer a proper appreciation of the role of all the participants. Political parties remain justifiably attached to their founders; partisans attached to India and Pakistan also have their memories, points of view and all merit attention. To recover the deeper history of independence, however, scholars need to study its popular dimensions, and, in that light, it is most obvious those radical student leaders and countless lesser lights in the people’s struggle for independence still do not have the place in history they deserve.
The year 2011 is the 40th anniversary of the 1971 war that produced an independent Bangladesh. A range of publications have begun to appear on the subject, looking back to reassess what went on at the time, and to…
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