ISBN 9788184005769,The Blood Telegram: Indias Secret War in East Pakistan

The Blood Telegram: Indias Secret War in East Pakistan


Gary J. Bass


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Random House

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788184005769

ISBN-10 8184005768


Number of Pages 544 Pages
Language (English)

History & Politics

Drawing on unheard White House tapes, recently declassified documents, and investigative reporting, Gary Bass uncovers an astonishing story of superpower brinkmanship, war, scandal, and conscience. This is the definitive account of the build-up to the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War and the birth of Bangladesh. In the midst of this Cold War cataclysm, the Bangladeshis became collateral damage, victims of power games played by Nixon, Kissinger, Yahya Khan, and even Indira Gandhi. Revelatory, authoritative, and compulsively readable, The Blood Telegram is a thrilling chronicle of a pivotal chapter in South Asian history.


Pulitzer Prize Finalist
ANew York TimesNotable Book of the Year
AWashington PostNotable Book of the Year
AnEconomistBest Book of the Year
AFinancial TimesBest Book of the Year
ANew RepublicBest Book of the Year
AKirkus ReviewsBest Book of the Year

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