By Srinath Raghavan

ISBN-10: 0674728645

ISBN-13: 9780674728646

The warfare of 1971 was once the main major geopolitical occasion within the Indian subcontinent due to the fact its partition in 1947. At one swoop, it ended in the production of Bangladesh, and it tilted the stability of energy among India and Pakistan steeply in want of India. the road of keep watch over in Kashmir, the nuclearization of India and Pakistan, the conflicts in Siachen Glacier and Kargil, the insurgency in Kashmir, the political travails of Bangladesh--all should be traced again to the serious 9 months in 1971.

Against the grain of got knowledge, Srinath Raghavan contends that faraway from being a predestined occasion, the construction of Bangladesh used to be the fabricated from conjuncture and contingency, selection and probability. The breakup of Pakistan and the emergence of Bangladesh will be understood merely in a much wider foreign context of the interval: decolonization, the chilly struggle, and incipient globalization. In a story populated by means of the likes of Nixon, Kissinger, Zhou Enlai, Indira Gandhi, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Tariq Ali, George Harrison, Ravi Shankar, and Bob Dylan, Raghavan vividly portrays the stellar overseas forged that formed the origins and consequence of the Bangladesh crisis.

This strikingly unique historical past makes use of the instance of 1971 to open a window to the character of foreign humanitarian crises, their administration, and their unintentional results.

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