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Vol. 49, No. 37, Mar 19 - 25, 2017
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Operation Thunderbolt: ‘‘It’s Time for the South-West Monsoon’’ - Vara Vara Rao
The Caste Factor: Terrorising Jaloor Dalits - Sardara Singh Mahil
A Silent Genocide: Attapadi Tribals facing Extinction -Susaman Chowdhury
Crisis Of Identity: The Shame List - Sankara Narayanan
Shankar Guha Niyogi: A Subaltern Salute - Sandip Bandyopadhyay

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Organised by Marxist Study Circle to be held on Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 5:30 PM. Venue: C/o Balamani, 6-3-1243/156, Beside Abu Bakr Masjid, Near Necklace Rd Rly Station, M S Makta, Opposition Raj Bhaban, Hyderabad, 500082. All are welcome.


The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh - Review by Padmaparna Ghosh
Second-hand Time -By Svetlana Alexievich (Translated by Bela Shayevich) - Download (pdf/ 5.62MB)
Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover UP -By Rana Ayyub - Review by Suchitra Vijayan [Rs. 295]



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26 Mar 2017

Bangladesh-March-1971: Not the theater of the absurd

Farooque Chowdhury

“Portraying the current crisis [the political development in 1971-Pakistan] as something from the theater of the absurd, he [Bhutto] observed that framing a constitution for Pakistan without the participation of the PPP [Pakistan People’s Party] would be ‘like staging Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark’.” (Richard Sisson and Leo E Rose, War and Secession, Pakistan, India and the Creation of Bangladesh, University of California Press, 1990) But the political development in 1971-Pakistan was neither a theater of the absurd nor staging Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark. Political dynamics within Pakistan led to the days of 1971, especially to the torrid March-days in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, and on March 25, 1971, the state began enacting its last act as an un-bifurcated state with genesis in gone-away-years.
The British high commissioner in Pakistan observed in August 1958: Pakistan “has a lack of leadership”. (Roedad Khan, The British Papers: Secret and Confidential, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh Documents 1958-1969, Oxford University Press, 2002) Next month, on September 27, Iskander Mirza, the president of Pakistan of the period, told the high commissioner that he was contemplating a coup, which would dismiss the government, postpone election; and he would govern the country with the help of “20 or 30 good men”, and re-shape the constitution. (ibid.) On October 7, 1958, Mirza annulled the constitution of 1956, declared martial law and appointed general Ayub as the chief martial law administrator. Within 10 days, Ayub compelled Mirza to resign, sent him to exile in London, and ascended to the throne of presidency of the country.
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