1971: A People’s History from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India

01 January 2020

Anam Zakaria

The historian Anam Zakaria uses textbooks, field research, museum visits and extensive interviews to examine the ways in which the year 1971 has been memorialised in Bangladeshi society. She also studies the differences between the ways it is remembered in Pakistan, where it is associated with the “Fall of Dacca,” and India, where it is associated with a narrative of humanitarian intervention and the rise of the country as a military power.

Penguin, 304 pages, Rs 699