War and Secession: Pakistan, India, and the Creation of Bangladesh

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University of California Press, 1990 - 338 pages
 

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A political study set in a framework of oral history, this book outlines the issues behind the 1971 secession of East Pakistan, India's two-front war with West Pakistan, and the impact of superpower ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue and Overview
1
Image and Legacy
8
Image and Legacy
35
A Culture of Distrust
54
Crisis Bargaining
91
Constitutional Consensus and Civil War
111
The Indian Response
134
Pakistan 25 MarchOctober 1971
154
India
206
Pakistan
221
Soviet Chinese and American Policies in the 1971 Crisis
237
Interpretations
266
Notes
281
Participants Interviewed
319
Index
333
Copyright

India and the Prelude to War JuneOctober 1971
177

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Sisson is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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