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The Resource 1971 : a global history of the creation of Bangladesh, Srinath Raghavan

1971 : a global history of the creation of Bangladesh, Srinath Raghavan

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1971 : a global history of the creation of Bangladesh
Title
1971
Title remainder
a global history of the creation of Bangladesh
Statement of responsibility
Srinath Raghavan
Title variation
Global history of the creation of Bangladesh
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The war of 1971 was the most significant geopolitical event in the Indian subcontinent since its partition in 1947. At one swoop, it led to the creation of Bangladesh, and it tilted the balance of power between India and Pakistan steeply in favor of India. The Line of Control in Kashmir, the nuclearization of India and Pakistan, the conflicts in Siachen Glacier and Kargil, the insurgency in Kashmir, the political travails of Bangladesh<U+0127> �all can be traced back to the intense nine months in 1971. Against the grain of received wisdom, Srinath Raghavan contends that far from being a predestined event, the creation of Bangladesh was the product of conjuncture and contingency, choice and chance. The breakup of Pakistan and the emergence of Bangladesh can be understood only in a wider international context of the period: decolonization, the Cold War, and incipient globalization. In a narrative populated by 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 international cast that shaped the origins and outcome of the Bangladesh crisis. This strikingly original history uses the example of 1971 to open a window to the nature of international humanitarian crises, their management, and their unintended outcomes --
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Raghavan, Srinath
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • India-Pakistan Conflict, 1971
  • Bangladesh
  • South Asia
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1971 : a global history of the creation of Bangladesh, Srinath Raghavan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: The chronicle of a birth foretold? -- The turning point -- Breakdown -- The neighbor -- The grand strategists -- Russian roulette -- Poster child and pariah -- Power and principle -- The Chinese cracker -- Escalation -- Strange victory -- Epilogue: Garden of forked paths
Control code
FIEb17506840
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780674728646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)841897077
Label
1971 : a global history of the creation of Bangladesh, Srinath Raghavan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: The chronicle of a birth foretold? -- The turning point -- Breakdown -- The neighbor -- The grand strategists -- Russian roulette -- Poster child and pariah -- Power and principle -- The Chinese cracker -- Escalation -- Strange victory -- Epilogue: Garden of forked paths
Control code
FIEb17506840
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780674728646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)841897077

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