Yasmin Saikia's Women, War, and the Making of Bangladesh: Remembering 1971 PDF

By Yasmin Saikia

Fought among India and what used to be then East and West Pakistan, the struggle of 1971 resulted in the production of Bangladesh, the place it really is remembered because the warfare of Liberation. For India, the battle represents a positive settling of ratings with Pakistan. If the conflict is stated in Pakistan, it truly is solid as an act of betrayal via the Bengalis. None of those nationalist histories show the human rate of the battle. Pakistani and Indian infantrymen and Bengali militiamen raped and tortured ladies on a mass scale. In Women, battle, and the Making of Bangladesh, survivors inform their tales, revealing the ability of talking that deemed unspeakable. They speak of victimization—of rape, lack of prestige and citizenship, and the “war infants” born after 1971. the ladies additionally communicate as brokers of swap, as social staff, caregivers, and wartime opponents. within the end, males who terrorized girls through the battle recall their wartime brutality and their postwar efforts to accomplish a feeling of humanity. Women, warfare, and the Making of Bangladesh sheds new gentle at the dating between kingdom, historical past, and gender in postcolonial South Asia.

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