This is a Digital Library working with the 'collection, maintenance and public viewing' of the historical documents regarding the Bangladesh Liberation War, Genocide of Innocent Bengali People in 1971 and contemporary political events of Bangladesh.

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.

The Exeter South Asia Centre of the College of Humanities of the University of Exeter listed ‘Muktijuddho e-Archive’ as a source for Research materials.

The University of Exeter is a public research university located in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom.
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Bangladesh in LIFE Magazine 1954-1972

Bangladesh in LIFE Magazine 1954-1972

Collection & Compilation: Sabbir Hossain

Liberation War e-Archive Trust


  • 14 Jun 1954 - Crackdown in Pakistan
  • 23 Dec 1957 - American aid and engineers rush huge dam in Pakistan
  • 27 Nov 1970 - Portrait of a deadly pinwheel (70's Cyclone)
        • The survivors themselves could barely survive
  • 4 Dec 1970 - A walk through a deathly quit countryside
        • In a horror of water and mud, survivors await help-or death
  • 18 Jun 1971 - Faces emptied of all hope (Genocide of Bengali people)
        • They are dying so fast that we can't keep count
        • Rising waters and wait for no rice
        • The merciless assault of wind and cold monsoon rain
  • 27 Aug 1971 - Kenedy's searing trip through pakistani grief
        • Almost 300,000 children who may die without nutrition
  • 10 Dec 1971 - In Pakistan, now it's war
        • Hunting for Mukti Bahini behind the lines
        • "We will win with our own hands"
  • 31 Dec 1971 - The anguished birth of Bangladesh
  • 11 Feb 1972 - Pakistani POW's ship out of Bangladesh
  • 18 Feb 1972 - An epiphany that went flat
  • 3 Mar 1972 - The Peking feast
        • A kennedy trip with a surprise ending
  • 31 Mar 1972 - Rape of Bengali women by Pakistanis
  • 3 Nov 1972 - One man's legacy of compassion
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