What was once East Pakistan

Hardcover | September 1, 2009

bySyed Shahid Husain

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This book relates the personal experiences of the author and looks at East Pakistan from his perspective. The author served in East Pakistan for two years during the crucial period of 1969 to 1971. The book also includes an account of a cyclone that hit East Pakistan in 1970. He has analyzedthe roles of the three major players in the game viz. General Yahya Khan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Mujibur Rehman and the role of the US, which has been involved in Pakistan right from the time of independence in 1947.

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This book relates the personal experiences of the author and looks at East Pakistan from his perspective. The author served in East Pakistan for two years during the crucial period of 1969 to 1971. The book also includes an account of a cyclone that hit East Pakistan in 1970. He has analyzedthe roles of the three major players in the g...

Syed Shahid Husain was a member of the Civil Service of Pakistan which he joined in 1965. He majored in economics and also secured a degree in law from Sindh University. He studied in Cambridge University, UK for a post graduate course in Economics. He hss served in all the provinces of Pakistan including two years in East Pakistan an...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195477154

ISBN - 13:9780195477153

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PrefaceIntroductionPart I1. My First Visit To Former East Pakistan (1966)2. Three years later (1969-1971)3. Killer Cyclone (1970)4. Six Points Programme5. General Elections (1970)6. An Engineered Crisis7. Yahya Panics And Postpones National Assembly Session8. Military Crackdown, 25th March 19719. Mujib's arrest and trial10. Military and the Constitution11. Inevitable happens (April and December 1971)12. Sajid and his escapePart II13. Hamoodur Rehman Commission Report14. Anecdotal accounts of Atrocities15. A General's View of the Disaster16. The Tragedy - A Politician's View17. Who is to Blame?18. Polish Resolution19. Yahya, the Architect of National Shame20. Bhutto's Role21. Mujib's Role22. Could Ayub be blamed?23. Camaraderie in the ArmyPart III24. Last days before the Breakup25. Role of the US26. How did the US Consul General in Dhaka view the crisis?27. Nixon and India28. Was West Pakistan indeed threatened?Index