How Pakistan Got Divided by Rao Farman Ali KhanHow Pakistan Got Divided by Rao Farman Ali Khan

How Pakistan Got Divided

byRao Farman Ali Khan

Hardcover | March 9, 2017

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The book is an eyewitness account of the events that led to a civil war in East Pakistan, which culminated in the creation of Bangladesh. It is written by Major General Rao Farman Ali Khan, a well-known army officer present in the Eastern Wing during the war of 1971. His experience of theEastern Wing spanned almost five years; in the latter three years (196971), he held the key appointment of Advisor on Civil Affairs to the Governor of East Pakistan. By virtue of this role, and the length of his tenure in East Pakistan, he acquired deep insight and knowledge of the political andmilitary events as they unfolded. In this candid account, Rao Farman Ali brings to light the political undercurrents and aspects of the military conflict generally not known. His personal interactions with both, the Bengali and West Pakistani politicians, as well as the military commanders, gavehim a unique vantage point to analyse the events and decisions taken that led to the fateful day16 December 1971 the division of Pakistan.
Rao Farman Ali Khan was educated in Okara, Ambala, and Lahore. He was commissioned into the 1st Mountain Royal Artillery Regiment in 1942 and served the British Allied Forces at the Burma front and Japan. After opting for the Pakistan Army in 1947, he attended the Staff College at Camberley, UK (1952) and the Gunnery Course at Fort Lea...
Title:How Pakistan Got DividedFormat:HardcoverDimensions:324 pagesPublished:March 9, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199406987

ISBN - 13:9780199406982

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Table of Contents

ForewordPreface1. Changing Pattern of Muslim Bengal2. Estrangement3. The 1970 Elections4. After the Elections5. Into a Blind Alley6. A Ghost Government7. The Military Action8. Indian Machinations9. Fuss Over Mini-Elections10. East Pakistan's Defence Handicaps11. The Indian Attack12. Synopsis and Analysis of Operations13. The Inevitable14. Friends and Foes15. Sojourn in India16. Politicians' Responsibility in the Breakup of Pakistan17. Hamoodur Rahman CommissionBibliographyAppendicesIndex