Category: রিসার্চ পেপার

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The politics of genocide scholarship: the case of Bangladesh Donald Beachler

The politics of genocide scholarship: the case of Bangladesh Donald Beachler ABSTRACT The massive communal violence that occurred in East Pakistan in 1971 received worldwide attention at the time, but has been largely ignored since. Some scholars and other writers have denied that what took place in Bangladesh was a genocide. Journalists’ reports, expatriate testimony, refugee reports and an investigation by...

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The question of genocide and the quest for justice in the 1971 war

The question of genocide and the quest for justice in the 1971 war   Abstract The 1971 war in South Asia that ended with the break-up of Pakistan and the creation of Bangladesh has been framed in terms of genocide in popular representations and the nationalist history of Bangladesh. It has been depicted as genocide by the Pakistan army against the...

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British perceptions of the East Pakistan Crisis 1971: ‘hideous atrocities on both sides’?

British perceptions of the East Pakistan Crisis 1971: ‘hideous atrocities on both sides’?   Abstract British intelligence reports from 1971 describe how Pakistan suffered acute instability after central government forces attempted to brutally quash the East Pakistan nationalist movement, sparking guerrilla resistance and extensive social disorder. Much of the British media, political opposition and public sided with the nationalists, accusing government...