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Remembering the Bangladesh Genocide of 1971: Reflections by Youth from West Bengal (Issue 66)

Remembering the Bangladesh Genocide of 1971: Reflections by Youth from West Bengal (Issue 66)

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Issue Editor’s Note: The Bangladesh Genocide of 1971: Remembrance versus Denial

By Navras J. Aafreedi
Growing up in Lucknow even from the little that I heard about the events in Bangladesh in 1971 I was sensitive enough to be able to discern that the sympathies of the Urdu speaking Muslims of Lucknow largely lay with the perpetrator rather than the victim.

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Politicisation and Abuse of Memory: The Genocide in Bangladesh and the Failure of the International Crimes Tribunal

By Neellohit Roy
But putting the numbers game aside, there is no denying the fact, that the Bangladeshi Liberation War saw a gross violation of human rights and crimes committed against humanity of the most horrific kind. So ominously massive was the scale of women raped by the Pakistani army during the war that the Bangladesh government had to adopt the world’s largest state sponsored abortion programme immediately after its independence.

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Women’s Suffering during the Bangladesh Genocide of 1971

By Shreya Saha
The 1971 genocide in erstwhile East Pakistan (present day Bangladesh) is not an exception in this regard, but rather helps to unravel different aspects of the feminine experience encountered during and in the aftermath of the genocide.

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Locating the Woman in Nationalism: The Birangonas of Bangladesh

By Titas Mitra
Women have been used to lend legitimacy to the political projects and aspirations of nations since time immemorial. The image of the woman as a mother is a dominant symbolic imagery through which women become visible in national project and is crucial for mobilisation processes.

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The Wayfarers of the Missed Train: Migration and Massacre

By Arghya Protim Bala
The Marichjhapi Incident alludes to the coercive removal which occurred in the year 1979 of the refugees from East Bengal on the Marichjhapi Island, which is located in the Sundarbans, West Bengal. A large number of people died on account of starvation or ailment or police gunfire.

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Primo Levi’s ‘If This is a Man’ (1947) and Sufia Kamal’s ‘Ekattorer Diary’ (1989): A Comparative Analysis

By Soumik Sarkar
The author Sufia Kamal was a survivor in the first place and she gives an account of her experiences in diary format. She writes about the political turmoil that started shaping in the initial months of 1971, and the conflict between the Awami League and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

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The Massacre of Bengali Intelligentsia during the Bangladesh Genocide of 1971

By Mridul Banik
In the last stage of war, they targeted the Bengali intelligentsia. In December 1971 Pakistani army and its collaborator ferreted out Bengali intellectuals, artists and cultural icons and killed them brutally. This intellectual genocide was meticulously planned.

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May 20, 1971: The Massacre of Bengali Hindus in Chuknagar

By Bramhi Dey
There was constant migration from East Pakistan to West Bengal since 1954 which gained massive proportions by 1971. The suffering, the sorrow and the distress of these Bengali migrants and refugees from East Pakistan became the subject of poignant poetry, fiction, and journalistic stories.

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Contents – Hatred and Mass Violence: Lessons from History (Issue 49)

Contents - Hatred and Mass Violence: Lessons from History (Issue 49)

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