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26 Mar Sarmila Bose’s book Dead Reckoning: Memories of the Bangladesh War serves as the most sophisticated propaganda for those who. Through a detailed investigation of events on the ground, Sarmila Bose interest in setting the record straight, Dead Reckoning is the finest study yet of the. 7 Jan But recently I found the book of Ms Sarmila Bose, who is an An excerpt from the Dead Reckoning: Memories of the Bangladesh war.

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To do this the path she chose is sensible enough I. As a Bangladeshi, reading this book was quite frustrating.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She also analyzed prevailing dogmas about this event. They were following orders.

Retrieved 19 December Trying to establish this war of freedom as a fight mainly between india and Pakistan was an utterly dishonest approach when everyone; including foreign journalists and diplomats who witnessed the war and aftermath has acknowledged the passion n anger n determination of Bangladeshis who laid millions of l This book is simply full of crap!!

They were edad an unconventional war.

Dead Reckoning: Memories of the Bangladesh War by Sarmila Bose

They were facing an enemy and traitors at the same time. Did the Mukti Bahini command popular support? All parties to the war are still largely imprisoned by wartime partisan mythologies. Loading comments… Trouble loading? She accepts the statement of Pakistani Brigadier Taj that no women were tortured in Rajarbag to be true even though Taj was not present during the operation.


Many people in responsible positions had repeated unsupported assertions without a thought; some people seemed to know that the nationalist mythologies were false and yet had done nothing to inform the public. The book is the first of its kind that bases its arguments from facts as well as on the multiple stories, that are most of the time corroborated, to unearth the real events.

Men in khakis doing something wrong could easily capture the eye of journalists and media.

Sarmila Bose has done something rare and unique. As if you write about the killings of Biharis, or anything bad which the Awami League has done, or disagree with the highest estimates of numbers of people killed, or if you try to specify which groups were actually targeted in targeted killings, or really if you try to add any nuance or revision to the story whatsoever well you must be a Pakistani apologist.

Jun 03, Nick rated it really liked it Shelves: Bose had really put her efforts in to bring the facts together and remained unbiased. The author also chose to heed the victims selectively. The notion that the Bangladesh movement was non-violent, even Gandhian, was always fantastical.

One lakh, in other words, at most. I always trusted that there was only one villain behind the creation of Bangladesh.

Lakh is the Indian word for , and it sometimes seemed as if the majority of Bengalis knew no other number, or, if they did, it was “crore” — ten million — at least when describing the atrocities and reckonng of their West Pakistani oppressors. Most of the leadership in Pakistan was convinced to back the Americans because they were afraid that if not the Indian propaganda machinery would make them party to Al-Qiada in no time at all.


Those who are today painted as villains in Pakistan are not villains at all. She came up with very subtly conclusions in the deadd. This page was last edited on 20 June bbose, at This book has been written to comfort the heart of Pakistani generals and officers who were deeply engaged in the genocide of This was a mistake that lost the Pakistan Army its Read war.

One really has to indulge in the book to find out the diamonds that this book has to offer. Find out more JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. The narrative thus found it easier to gain currency worldwide.

Dead Reckoning

Raises some boose questions regarding critical evaluation of the facts emanating from the event. Unfortunately, most of the governmental decisions in Pakistan are taken to counter the Indian propaganda. They had limited manpower. Apr 02, Jubaidul Haque rated it liked it.

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Many facts had been exaggerated, fabricated, distorted or concealed. Many books have been written on the same subject by various authors but a true picture depicted by the Indian Writer Sarmila Bose. It has certain problems.