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ISBN: 978 984 05 1229 4

Cover Type: HB

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Critical Times - Memoirs of a South Asian Diplomat

By Fakhruddin Ahmed (Author)

Publisher(s): The University Press Limited (UPL)   

First Published: 1994 No. of Pages: 272 Weight (kg): 0.5


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This is an insightful narrative of a South Asian Diplomat. Fakhruddin Ahmed is an illustrious diplomat from Bangladesh. He writes about his varied experiences highlighting some very interesting and fascinating events including deep insight concerning negotiations between India and Pakistan over Kashmir during the sixties. The vision of independent Bangladesh, freedom struggle and its trials and tribulations are all sharply focused. While tracing the evolution of Bangladesh foreign policy the author gives an account of the first four years of Bangladesh foreign policy which secured for Bangladesh a position of respect in the Third World. The final section of the book takes a very critical view of illegal seizure of power by the military junta led by General Ershad which blocked progress of the nation. Fakhruddin is strongly in favour of consensus management of economy and foreign policy and points out candidly that future economic development of Bangladesh is very much linked with the regional co-operation like SAARC and for Bangladesh there is no other viable option.


1.Early Days / 2.Jining the Foreign Service and First Diplomatic Posting / 3.My tenure as  Vice-Consul in Newyork / 4. Tehran under the Shah / 5. Ghana-Nkrumah and Post Nkrumah Period / 6.Islamabad-End of Pakistan Period / 7.Pakistan’s Foreign Policy upto 1970 / 8.Bangabandhu Returns from Pakistan / 9.Reflection from Pakistan Soil / 10.Beginning of a New Era / 11.1974-A year of Vigorous Diplomatic/12.Negotiating with India-Entry into the United Nations /13. Tragedy and Turmoil /14.The Period in Rome and Belgrade/15. A Special Note on Yugoslavia /16.As High Commissioner in the United Kingdom /17.My Second Innings at Dhaka /18. An Appraisal of Foreign Policy under Sheikh Mujib, Ziaur Rahman and Ershad  /19.A Short Note for Young Career Diplomats

This book features in: Academic and Reference Books Biography South Asian Studies Bangladesh Liberation War

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