Birth of a Nation: The story of how East Pakistan turned into Bangladesh

Calcutta, India: Bangladesh Mukti Sangram Sahayak Samity, 1971. First edition/first printing--one of only 5000 copies. Wraps. 58, [2] p. 22 cm. Illustrations, Maps. Chronology of Bangladesh events. From Wikipedia: "Bangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a sovereign country in South Asia. With a population exceeding 150 million people, it is the eighth most populous country in the world. It is located at the apex of the Bay of Bengal, bordered by the Republic of India and Burma (Myanmar) on its north, west and east, and separated from Nepal and Bhutan by India's narrow Siliguri corridor. Together with the neighbouring Indian state of West Bengal, it makes up the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal. The name Bangladesh means "Country of Bengal" in the official Bengali language. The present-day borders of Bangladesh were established during the partition of the British Indian Empire in 1947, when eastern Bengal became part of the newly formed State of Pakistan. It was separated from West Pakistan by nearly 1, 500 km (about 900 mi) of Indian territory. Due to political, economic, linguistic and ethnic discrimination by the Pakistani state; popular agitation, cultural nationalism and civil disobedience led to the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. After independence, the new state endured widespread poverty, famine, political turmoil and military coups. The restoration of democracy in 1991 has been followed by relative calm and economic progress, although the political scene remains turbulent. Geographically, modern Bangladesh straddles the fertile Ganges-Brahmaputra delta and has an ancient, historic and rich cultural heritage. intertwined with the larger history of the Indian subcontinent. It is a pluralistic nation of religious and ethnic diversity. It is the world's eighth most populous country, as well as one of the world's most densely populated countries. The republic is a parliamentary democracy, with an elected parliament called the Jatiyo Sangshad. Bangladesh is a founding member of SAARC, of which it is a pioneer and vocal promoter, the Developing 8 Countries, BIMSTEC and BCIM, as well as a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the OIC and the Non-Aligned Movement. Bangladesh is also the world's largest contributor to United Nations peacekeeping missions." Condition: Good. Pencil erasure residue on t-p.

Keywords: Pakistan, East Bengal, Mujibur Rahaman, Genocide, War of Liberation, Natioalism, Displaced Persons, Refugees, Yahya, Tajuddin Ahmed.

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