After the Dark Night:
Problems of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
S.M. Ali
Thomson Press (India),
Publication Division
1973 Publication


This is a book about post-liberation Bangladesh, an account of the slow, steady and a somewhat confused movement towards stability and progress in the world's eighth most populous and Asia's newest state.
I have written this book because millions of men and women everywhere, who a year ago, had looked upon the struggle in Bangladesh as a world problem, have a right to know how the new state whose birth was a triumph of man's indomitable spirit for survival, is facing the challenge of reconstruction. Somewhat indirectly, it is also a report on Asia where take any developing country like India, Ceylon, Pakistan or Bangladesh political emancipation is only a beginning of a grim hard struggle for stability and progress. It is usually a difficult story to write. Nonetheless, it needs to be told, if people in the outside world, especially in the west, are to improve their understanding of the complex Asian scene with all its conflicts and wars, hunger and suffering, trials and tribulations. So, to understand Bangladesh is too understand Asia and vice versa.
- from the writers desk