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40th Anniversary of the Independence of Bangladesh

In these days Bangladesh celebrates the 40th anniversary of its declaration of independence. The German press reports almost nothing about it, one exception was an article in Spiegel Online (see below). The South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University would like to take this opportunity to call attention to some interesting web resources.

Many of these links are available at the SavifaGuide a database of internet resources on South Asia, which is a part of the Virtual Library South Asia located at the South Asia Institute. The next issue of the Savifa Newsletter will include a contribution from Hans-Martin Kunz with a detailed description and classification of the web resources listed here:


The 1971 India-Pakistan War Site,

Amar Ekushe,

Bangladesh Genocide Archive:

BBC: Nixon's dislike of 'witch' Indira,

The Daily Star: Independence Day Special Supplement

The Daily Star: Air aspect of the Liberation War 1971,

Deutsche Welle:,,14943725,00.html.

Drishtipat: Women of 1971,

The Express Tribune: The Cyclone that Broke Pakistan’s Back,

Liberation War Museum,

The Library of Congress, Country Study: Bangladesh,

Refugees International: Stateless Biharis in Bangladesh: A Humanitarian Nightmare,

Spiegel Online - Geburt des Staates Bangladesch. Bengalisches Trauma:

The Star: March25, 1971. A Night of Infamy

Stateless People in Bangladesh: Der Zerfall Pakistans und die Rolle Indiens bei der Entstehung des Staates Bangladesch 1971,

The Time Magazine “The World: India and Pakistan: Over the Edge”:,9171,910155-1,00.html.

U.N. - International Mother Language Day21 February:

U.S. Department of the State: Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-7, Documents on South Asia, 1969-1972:

06 Apr 2011
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