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Book review: the colonel who would not repent: the bangladesh war and its unquiet legacy by Salil Tripathi

Gilbert, Paul (2016) Book review: the colonel who would not repent: the bangladesh war and its unquiet legacy by Salil Tripathi. LSE Review of Books (28 Sep 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In The Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War and its Unquiet Legacy, journalist Salil Tripathi revisits Bangladesh’s liberation war. As a young journalist, Tripathi encountered Farooq Rahman, the unrepentant colonel who played a pivotal role in the assassination of Bangladesh’s revered independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, but who was granted indemnity in the immediate aftermath. Farooq Rahman lived freely in Dhaka, even running for president, before his eventual execution by a war crimes tribunal in 2010. How, asks Tripathi, could Bangladesh’s independence leader be revered while his killers walked free? Why did it take so long to establish a war crimes tribunal? And how might Bangladesh ‘put its blood-soaked past behind without condoning the guilty’? Review by Paul Gilbert.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 17:00
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68186

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