Women, War and the Making of Bangladesh

by Yasmin Saikia

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Nationalist histories of liberation or independence are often accounts of heroic resistance and victory. But what is the relationship between nationalism and violence? Is it possible to move beyond demarcated histories of nations and states in South Asia and reconsider a people's narrative of 1971?<.....more


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Nationalist histories of liberation or independence are often accounts of heroic resistance and victory. But what is the relationship between nationalism and violence? Is it possible to move beyond demarcated histories of nations and states in South Asia and reconsider a people's narrative of 1971?

Based on several oral accounts, this book traces the multiple experiences of Bangladeshi women in the 1971 war that led to the creation of Bangladesh, Where it is remembered as the War of Liberation. The voices in this book are new and original.

This book sheds new light on the relationship between nation, history and gender in post colonial South Asia, by not only interrogating the making of a new nation, but simultaneously posing a challenge to post-1971 historiography in Bangladesh, highlighting the many absences in the official and unofficial histories offered so far.

About the author:

Yasmin Saikia is Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies and Professor of History, Arizona State University. She is the author of numerous articles and book.

Other details:

ISBN 8188965456
Category Women's Studies
Language English
Edition First
Published in 2011
Publisher Women Unlimited
Condition Brand New
Pages 324
Width 5.7 inches
Height 8.6 inches
Tags Bangladesh , Women Studies , History , Gender

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