Podcast The Seen and the Unseen

The Geopolitics of the Bangladesh War

This is Episode 113 of The Seen and the Unseen, the weekly podcast hosted by our editor,  Amit Varma. 

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The formation of Bangladesh was neither inevitable nor a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan. Historian Srinath Raghavan joins Amit Varma in episode 113 of The Seen and the Unseen to describe the geopolitical forces that shaped those events of 1971.

Also check out:
1971: A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh — Srinath Raghavan
The Blood Telegram — Gary Bass
Uncle Sam in South Asia — episode 93 of The Seen and the Unseen, with Srinath Raghavan
Understanding the India-Pakistan Conflict – episode 111 of The Seen and the Unseen, with Srinath Raghavan
The formation of the Mujibnagar interim government
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s speech at the UN

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