The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide.

?By Gary Bass. The Economist

UNTIL 1971 Pakistan was made up of two parts: west and east. Both Muslim-dominated territories were born out of India?s bloody partition 24 years earlier, though they existed awkwardly 1,600km apart, divided by hostile Indian territory. Relations between the two halves were always poor. The west dominated: it had the capital, Islamabad, and greater political, economic and military clout. Its more warlike Pashtuns and prosperous Punjabis, among others, looked down on Bengali easterners as passive and backward. Continue reading “The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide.”

Bangladesh the price of freedom by Raghu Rai

THE PRICE OF Freedom?Raghu Rai
Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts and Indira Gandhi Cultural Center, High Commission of India, Dhaka, invite?you to the inauguration of a ten-day long photography exhibition by internationally renowned Indian?photographer Raghu Rai titled Bangladesh: The Price of Freedom on 7 December 2012, Friday, at?5:45pm. The exhibition contains photographs taken during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.?Md. Abdul Hamid Advocate. Honorable Speaker, Bangladesh Parliament, will grace the occasion as the?Chief Guest and inaugurate the exhibition HE Mr. Pankaj Saran, High Commissioner of India to?Bangladesh, and Mr. Mofidul Hoque, Trustee, Bangladesh Liberation War Museum, will be present?as Special Guests. Mr. Raghu Rai will speak on the occasion
-Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts
-Indira Gandhi Cultural Center, High Commission of India, Dhaka
Inaugural ceremony: Friday, 5:45 pm, December 2012
Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts
Bengal Shilpalaya
House 42, Road 16 (new), 27 (old)
Sheikh Kamal Sarani, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209
The exhibition can be viewed until 16 December 2012, daily from 12 pm to 8pm

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