1971

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Harvard University Press, Nov 12, 2013 - History - 358 pages
The war of 1971 that created Bangladesh was the most significant geopolitical event in the Indian subcontinent since partition in 1947. It tilted the balance of power between India and Pakistan steeply in favor of India. Srinath Raghavan contends that the crisis and its cast of characters can be understood only in a wider international context.
 

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Contents

The Chronicle of a Birth Foretold?
1
1 The Turning Point
14
2 Breakdown
34
3 The Neighbor
54
4 The Grand Strategists
80
5 The Reluctant Russians
108
6 Poster Child and Pariah
131
7 Power and Principle
155
9 Escalation
205
10 Strange Victory
235
The Garden of Forking Paths
264
Notes
275
Bibliography
331
Acknowledgments
347
Index
351
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8 The Chinese Puzzle
184

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