This is a Digital Library working with the 'collection, maintenance and public viewing' of the historical documents regarding the Liberation War of Bangladesh and Genocide of Innocent Bengali People in 1971. More than three million Bengalis were killed and half a million Bengali women were raped by Pakistan Military Forces, Biharis, Jamat-I-Islami, Islami Chatra Shangha (Now Islam-I-Chatra Shibir), Muslim League, Nezam-I-Islami Party, Razakars, Al-Shams, Al-Badr, Peace Committee, Muzahid Bahini during the nine months long Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.
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The Birth Pangs of a Nation - Shahidul Alam edited
The Birth Pangs of a Nation
Editor : Shahidul Alam
Drik Picture Library Ltd.
[ নিজস্ব আপলোড ]
This book bears witness to these dramatic events through the eyes and lenses of a remarkable group of photographers, some of whom were refugees themselves at that time. Some were already famous and others would go on to find fame. All these photographers captured images which tell a powerful human story. Today many Bangladeshis still hold vivid and sometimes traumatic memories of their 1971 experiences. For many, the images in this book may trigger haunting recollections of their own displacement and bring to the surface the pain and grief of that war. For others, these images may serve as a record of a time which should not be forgotten. Our hope is that beyond the portraits of hardship and suffering, readers may take inspiration from the powerful spirit and dignity of the people of Bangladesh.