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Course of Our Times, The; India, Pakistan And Bangladesh

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Course of Our Times, The
India, Pakistan And Bangladesh
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Historical survey hosted by Abram Sachar, Brandeis University. Series release date: 1973

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“For two decades after the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, the leaders of India and Pakistan struggled with the tasks of reconstruction. Nehru, and later, his daughter Indira Ghandi, were able, though with enormous difficulty, to hold their heterogeneous people together. Jinnah and his successors were constantly threatened with the disintegration of Pakistan. The country was wretchedly poor. The partition agreement included a bizarre geopolitical structure where two regions were separated by nearly one thousand miles of Indian territory. In 1971 the tenuous union blew apart and East and West Pakistan were engulfed in a bitter fratricidal war. East Pakistan won its independence and became the sovereign nation of Bangladesh whose leader, Mujib, inherited the problems of a shattered economy, the relocation of millions of refugees, and an ugly spirit of vengeance that sought atonement for those who had died during the horrors of the civil war.”



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Chicago: “Course of Our Times, The; India, Pakistan And Bangladesh,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C73C57AF154A4878B7F26B3A75E2F80A.
MLA: “Course of Our Times, The; India, Pakistan And Bangladesh.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C73C57AF154A4878B7F26B3A75E2F80A>.
APA: Course of Our Times, The; India, Pakistan And Bangladesh. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C73C57AF154A4878B7F26B3A75E2F80A
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