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The Resource Dead reckoning : memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War, Sarmila Bose

Dead reckoning : memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War, Sarmila Bose

Label
Dead reckoning : memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War
Title
Dead reckoning
Title remainder
memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War
Statement of responsibility
Sarmila Bose
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The 1971 Bangladesh war mired Pakistan in a brutal struggle within its own borders and against neighboring India. Backed by the Soviet Union and the United States, the players in the conflict fought over the territories of East Pakistan, which then seceded to become Bangladesh
  • Through a detailed investigation of representative events on the ground, this remarkable history contextualizes the war while vividly theorizing on the nature of the conflict. As with most wars, the narrative of 1971 has largely been written by the victors. Partisan mythologies imprison the remaining actors. This book sets out to rectify this bias, reconstructing events through extensive interviews conducted over a period of four years in Bangladesh and Pakistan. It features published and unpublished recollections, sampling from official documents, tapes, photographs, video documentaries, and reports issued by the foreign media. Many interviewees speak about their experiences for the first time, introducing new, critical perspective strands into an otherwise poorly represented history. Their "contesting" memories diverge from dominant narratives in crucial ways, showing how the war's reverberations continue to play out within the region."--Pub. desc
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bose, Sarmila
Dewey number
954.9204/6
Index
index present
LC call number
DS395.7.A2
LC item number
B67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collective memory
  • Interviews
  • War victims
  • War and society
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
Label
Dead reckoning : memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War, Sarmila Bose
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Memories in conflict -- Call to arms : Bengali nationalist rebellion -- Military inaction : power without responsibility -- Military action : "Operation Searchlight" in Dhaka -- Uncivil war : mobs, mutinies, and madness -- Village of widows : "securing" the countryside -- Hounding of Hindus : the politics of minority persecution -- Hit and run : sabotage and retribution -- Fratricide : death squads at war's end -- Words and numbers : memories and monstrous fables -- Appendix 1: Bibliographical note -- Appendix 2: List of interviewees
Control code
500818331
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 239 pages
Isbn
9780231701648
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010048438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)500818331
Label
Dead reckoning : memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War, Sarmila Bose
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Memories in conflict -- Call to arms : Bengali nationalist rebellion -- Military inaction : power without responsibility -- Military action : "Operation Searchlight" in Dhaka -- Uncivil war : mobs, mutinies, and madness -- Village of widows : "securing" the countryside -- Hounding of Hindus : the politics of minority persecution -- Hit and run : sabotage and retribution -- Fratricide : death squads at war's end -- Words and numbers : memories and monstrous fables -- Appendix 1: Bibliographical note -- Appendix 2: List of interviewees
Control code
500818331
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 239 pages
Isbn
9780231701648
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010048438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)500818331

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