Anam Zakaria ('18) Publishes Third Book, "1971: A People’s History from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India"

1971: A People’s History from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India

Cover design of the book (Anam Zakaria/Facebook)

Asia 21 Young Leader Anam Zakaria has published her third book, 1971: A People’s History from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India. In 1971, Zakaria "sifts through three distinct state narratives, and studies the institutionalization of the memory of the year and its events. Through a personal journey, she juxtaposes state narratives with people's history on the ground, bringing forth the nuanced experiences of those who lived through the war. Using intergenerational interviews, textbook analyses, visits to schools and travels to museums and sites commemorating 1971, Zakaria explores the ways in which 1971 is remembered and forgotten across countries, generations and communities."

The book is available for pre-order now in India: https://amzn.to/2KU2L4c