Biography

Friends Not Masters: A Political Autobiography

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Biography
History
Bangladesh Liberation War
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English
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Author
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550
ISBN: 
984 05 70220 0017 2
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
290
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This is a book written by a head of state and head of government when in office and first published in 1967. It is at once an autobiography of former President Mohammad Ayub Khan of Pakistan, and also a description of the major events in the history of Pakistan in which the author participated, and of the problems which the country continue to faces. President Ayub describes his village upbringing in the northwest of undivided India, his years at Aligarh University and Sandhurst in England, and his service in the British-Indian army before and during the Second World War.

There and Back Again - A Diplomat's Tale

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Biography
Bangladesh Studies
History
Bangladesh Liberation War
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English
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Author
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525
ISBN: 
978-984-05-1756-5
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2006
Number of Pages: 
347
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On the night of March 15, 1971, K.M. Shehabuddin, a young Pakistan Foreign Service Officer, was posted in Delhi. The news that filtered in from East Pakistan led him to renounce his allegiance to Pakistan and pledge loyalty to the unborn state of Bangladesh. The first career diplomat to join the war - even before the formation of the Mujibnagar Government - he became the first head of Bangladesh's Delhi mission. From April to October 1971, he played a leading role on the diplomatic front of the liberation war.

Sheikh Mujib: Triumph and Tragedy

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Academic and Reference Books
Biography
History
Bangladesh Liberation War
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English
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Author's Role: 
Author
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550
ISBN: 
978 984 506 153 7
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Year of Publication: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
424
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HB
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4th Impression 2018
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Writing an objective biography of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the only larger-than-life political figure of Muslim Bengal, is no easy task for a historian. In this well-researched book, Sayyid A. Karim has given a fascinating account of the life of Sheikh Mujib and makes an assessment of his legacy.

The Last Guardian: Memoirs of Hatch-Barnwell, ICS of Bengal

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Academic and Reference Books
Biography
Bangladesh Studies
History
Language: 
English
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Author
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Editor
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700
ISBN: 
978 984 506 025 7
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Year of Publication: 
2011
Number of Pages: 
363
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Stephen Hatch-Barnwell’s (1909-1989) Tour of Duty as ICS (Indian Civil Service) in Bengal (1933-1947) as CSP (Civil Service of Pakistan) in East Pakistan (1949-1966) is not just another British officer’s “notes to successors” for those of us who care to read such memoirs. The author makes it a point to inform the readers that his main purpose was to show what life was for a young ICS officer in the very last days of the British Raj and not to give a personal life history to the readers.

Critical Times - Memoirs of a South Asian Diplomat

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Academic and Reference Books
Biography
South Asian Studies
Bangladesh Liberation War
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English
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Author's Role: 
Author
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245
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1229 4
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1994
Number of Pages: 
272
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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.

Privileged Witness - Memoirs of a Diplomat

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Academic and Reference Books
Biography
Bangladesh Studies
History
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English
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Author's Role: 
Author
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365
ISBN: 
984 05 1481 4
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Year of Publication: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
233
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This account of a former diplomat brings forth new information on some of the important events of history that touches two South Asian nations, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The author had the privilege of witnessing events, which made history. It is a narration of events which took place over the past fifty years. Of the makers of history, the foremost is Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of independent Bangladesh. It is the fulfillment of a thousand year old dream nourished in every Bengali heart, come true.

Twenty Great Bengalis

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Academic and Reference Books
Biography
Bangladesh Studies
History
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
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875
ISBN: 
978 984 506 000 4
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Year of Publication: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
425
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Achievements of outstanding personalities and the examples set by leaders of a nation leave footmarks in the history of a people and thus of mankind. What we are today is largely the legacy which our leaders have bequeathed to us. The purpose of the present volume is to record the achievements and the examples set by some of the outstanding personalities from Bengal who have blazed our path of progress.

Diaries of Field Marshal Ayub Khan 1966-1972

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Academic and Reference Books
Biography
Bangladesh Studies
History
Bangladesh Liberation War
Language: 
English
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1590
ISBN: 
978 0 19 547442 8
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
599
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Pakistan's first military ruler, Mohammad Ayub Khan, was born in 1907, in the village of Rehana, near Haripur. In 1951, he became the country's first Pakistani Commander-in-Chief, and subsequently served as defence minister in the second cabinet of Mohammad Ali Bogra. On declaration of martial law by Iskander Mirza on 7 October 1958, he was made the chief martial law administrator. Less than three weeks later, after deposing Iskander Mirza in a bloodless coup, Ayub Khan became the president of Pakistan on 27 October 1958.

Turbulence and Tranquillity

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Category Type: 
Academic and Reference Books
Biography
Bangladesh Studies
History
Language: 
English
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Author: 
Author's Role: 
Author
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500
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1751 0
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2006
Number of Pages: 
217
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The book is an autobiographical account of the author's journey through life beginning with the pre-partition years of India. The author's ambivalence about what really happened at that time and why, is reflected in the book along with stories of his youthful days in Bengal and of the school years in the social and political context of the country. The communal divide of India, the political negotiations and the terrible conflicts at the time of the independence of India and Pakistan are briefly captured. Coming to East Pakistan was not without a silver lining.

The Amazing Life of Baray Bhaiyya

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Category Type: 
Academic and Reference Books
Biography
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
Translator
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Author's Role: 
Author
UPL Showroom Price: 
200
ISBN: 
978 984 33 0609 8
Publisher: 
Ziaul Huq Qutubuddin
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
167
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