On the Book Bangladesh emerged as an independent nation in 1971 in the face of rigorous diplomatic opposition from the USA and China. Both these countries supported Pakistan during the nine-month gory war. The Soviet Union, on the other hand, as a superpower and India as a regional power extended their all-out supports for the Bangladesh movement. The South Asian crisis in 1971 had thus turned the entire region into a testing ground for power tussle leading to an emergence of a new relationship pattern. The book has gone into the details covering the roles of the USA, the Soviet Union, China and India during the 1971 crisis and the emergence of Bangladesh keeping in view an objective dissection of the superpowers’ roles during the period. The book also elaborates the Bangladesh issue raised in the United Nations during the 1971 crisis and role of the superpowers in the UN deliberations. Apart from the superpower relationships in 1971, the first few chapters of the book reflect the chronological incidents involving the political interactions and developments in the region that led to the dismemberment of Pakistan and emergence of a new nation in the South Asia. About the Author Jaglul Alam, a Bangladeshi senior journalist, completed his master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1976 and in Journalism and Mass Communications in 1977 from the same University. He was also awarded Diploma-in Journalism by the University in 1975 and by the International Institute of Journalism, Moscow, USSR, in 1988. He received Fellowships on the Trend of South Asian Journalism from Center for Foreign Journalists in Reston, Virginia, USA in 1989 and on the US Foreign Policy Making Process by the University of Maryland USA in 1990. At present he is tied with Dainik Aurthonity, the prominent economic daily of Dhaka, Bangladesh and a freelance writer and columnist for several Bangla and English language newspapers, magazines and periodicals in Bangladesh and abroad. He was also the Bangladesh Correspondent of Gulf News Daily at Dubai, UAE. Apart from his profession in journalism, Mr. Alam is a careerist in research-oriented writings mostly on political developments and international relations. His Books Bangladesh: The Trend in Left Politics (1948-1989) (In Bangla) published by Pratik Prakashani Sangstha of Dhaka and Perestroika: The Transformation in Soviet Socialism in Bangladesh Published by University Press limited in Dhaka have brought for him a scholarly reputation. He has 15 books published in Bangladesh and abroad both in English and Bangla including Bangladesh: The US State Department Secret Documents (In Bangla), The Pakistani Evaluation of 1971 War of Independence of Bangladesh (In Bangla) and Emergence of Bangladesh in American Press, to name a few. He also translated seven books into Bangla from English originally written by Moudud Ahmed, former Prime Minister and Vice-President of Bangladesh. All those translated versions were published from the University Press Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Emergence of Bangladesh and Big-Power Role in 1971