Events Mini Calendar

Go to previous month Go to next month
  S M T W R F S
W44 31 1 2 3 4 5 6
W45 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
W46 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
W47 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
W48 28 29 30 1 2 3 4

Today is:
Mon, Jun 24, 2024

MSU Events Calendar

 Choose Calendar view:   Day   Week   Month     Search   Filter

'Opportunity of the Century': India and the Liberation of Bangladesh  (Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)

Title: 'Opportunity of the Century': India and the Liberation of Bangladesh

This year commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the liberation of Bangladesh. The year 1971's geostrategic significance for the Indian subcontinent rivals that of 1947 when British India was divided into India and Pakistan. While the roots of Bangladesh's secession from Pakistan lay firmly within the Pakistani polity, India's political support for the Bangladesh freedom movement and its military intervention were crucial for the liberation of Bangladesh. Although humanitarian considerations, especially the influx of close to ten million refugees into India, played a role in India's decision, the major factors determining the decision to intervene militarily in the Bangladesh crisis were political and strategic in character. This presentation by a close observer of the events of 1971 will analyze these factors as well as the decision-making process that led to India midwifing the birth of Bangladesh.

Mohammed Ayoob
University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Relations
Michigan State University

Register here:

more information...

Location: online
Price: free
Sponsor: public
Contact: Muslim Studies Program
email pic