Scholarship

Bangladesh Liberation War 1971

The following articles are shared for purely educational purposes to inform the teaching of such a significant moment in our global past.

Books

Zakaria, Anam. 1971: A People’s History from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India. Haryana, India: Vintage, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2019.

Guhaṭhākuratā, Meghanā, and Willem van Schendel, eds. The Bangladesh Reader: History, Culture, Politics. The World Readers. Durham ; London: Duke University Press, 2013.

Articles / Chapters

Akhter, Fahmida. ‘Interpretive Framework in Muktir Gaan (Song of Freedom, 1995): (Re)Vision of History and Gender by a Popular Documentary Film on the Liberation War of Bangladesh’. South Asian Popular Culture 17, no. 3 (2 September 2019): 227–46. https://doi.org/10.1080/14746689.2019.1665870.

AKMAM, WARDATUL. ‘Atrocities against Humanity during the Liberation War in Bangladesh: A Case of Genocide’. Journal of Genocide Research 4(4) (2002): 543–559.

Guhaṭhākuratā, Meghanā, and Willem van Schendel, eds. The Bangladesh Reader: History, Culture, Politics. The World Readers. Durham ; London: Duke University Press, 2013.

Hossain, Mohammad D. ‘Manufacturing Consent: Framing the Liberation War of Bangladesh in the US and UK Media’. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism 16, no. 4 (May 2015): 521–35. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884914524516.

Jacob, Frank, ed. ‘5. From Student Activists to Muktibahini: Students, Mass Violence and the Bangladesh Liberation War’. In Genocide and Mass Violence in Asia, 78–98. De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110659054-005.

Linton, Suzannah. ‘Completing the Circle: Accountability for the Crimes of the 1971 Bangladesh War of Liberation’. Criminal Law Forum 21, no. 2 (June 2010): 191–311. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10609-010-9119-8.

Mookherjee, Nayanika. ‘“Never Again”: Aesthetics of “Genocidal” Cosmopolitanism and the Bangladesh Liberation War Museum: “Never Again”’. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 17 (May 2011): S71–91. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9655.2011.01690.x.

Roy, Nalanda. ‘Caf Dowlah. The Bangladesh Liberation War: The Sheikh Mujib Regime, and Contemporary Controversies’. Asian Affairs 48, no. 2 (3 April 2017): 378–79. https://doi.org/10.1080/03068374.2017.1313616.

Saikia, Yasmin. ‘Beyond the Archive of Silence: Narratives of Violence of the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh’. History Workshop Journal 58, no. 1 (1 October 2004): 275–87. https://doi.org/10.1093/hwj/58.1.275.

‘The 1971 Genocide: War Crimes and Political Crimes’. Economic and Political Weekly 46, no. 13 (2011): 38–41.