Sarmila Bose, Assistant Editor for the Indian daily, Ananda
Bazar Patrika and Visiting Scholar, at the Elliott School
of International Affairs, at George Washington University
recently presented her preliminary findings of her research
on Bangladesh’s war of independencein a meeting organized
by the U.S. State Department.
Most of her conclusions oppose the well- documented facts
about the history of 1971. She made some audacious remarks
based on case-studies she carried out at some sites in Bangladesh
which did not represent the wider sample of the victims.
As expected, Dr. Bose’s revision outraged the Bangladeshi
people at home and abroad, and many of them came forward
to react promptly against the controversial paper.
In this website, we tried to collate information concerning
this paper including Sarmila Bose’s original paper,
relevant Bangla articles and rebuttals of Bose’s paper.
We would like to invite everyone to write their views about
Please feel free to post rebuttals, supporting documents,
or any other information about this topic here.
“25 years ago a
genocide in the name of nationalism was conducted by the
Pakistani government and its army against the unarmed civilians
of what is now Bangladesh. For women the consequences of
genocide were more harrowing: they were also subjected to
Let us raise our voice against any misinterpretation
of this truth.
Bose's original paper (published in EPW..one of the
previous version which caused the major firestorm in Bangladesh
was taken down after the writer sent legal threat to the
hosting company of this website without corresponding
News articles from Pakistan supporting her views:
The Protest from Bangladesh civil society:
General Sites on 1971
Please add your voice here
Introduction and research compiled by Salma