Mujibur Rahman Sheikh Unfinished Memoirs

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Unfinished Memoirs

 
9789845061100: Unfinished Memoirs

When Sheikh Mujibur Rahmans diaries came to light in 2004, it was an indisputably historic event. His daughter, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, had the notebooks their pages by then brittle and discoloured carefully transcribed and later translated from Bengali into English. Written during Sheikh Mujibur Rahmans sojourns in jail as a state prisoner between 1967 and 1969, they begin with his recollections of his days as a student activist in the run-up to the movement for Pakistan in the early 1940s. They cover the Bengali language movement, the first stirrings of the movement for Bangladesh independence and self-rule, and powerfully convey the great uncertainties as well as the great hopes that dominated the time. The last notebook ends with the events accompanying the struggle for democratic rights in 1955. These are Sheikh Mujibs own words the language has only been changed for absolute clarity when required. On 21 February 1952 the police opened fire on a peaceful student procession, killing many. That brutal action unleashed the powerful movement that culminated in the birth of the new nation of Bangladesh in 1971.

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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born in 1920 and studied for a Bachelor of Arts degree at Calcutta University and a law degree at Dhaka University. One of the founders of the Awami League in 1949, he led his party to a dramatic victory in the election of 1970, a key event in the emergence of Bangladesh. He was assassinated in Dhaka in August 1975 during a military coup detat.

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