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War and Secession

Pakistan, India, and the Creation of Bangladesh

Richard Sisson (Author), Leo E. Rose (Author)

Not available in South Asia

Paperback, 350 pages
ISBN: 9780520076655
August 1991
$33.95, £28.00
A decade after the 1971 wars in South Asia, the principal decisionmakers were still uncertain why wars so clearly unwanted had occurred. The authors reconstruct the complex decisionmaking process attending the break-up of Pakistan and the subsequent war between India and Pakistan. Much of their data derive from interviews conducted with principal players in each of the countries immediately involved-Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh-including Indira Gandhi and leaders of the Awami League in Bangladesh.

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