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Whatever I have achieved in my life and narrated in this story draws on my engagement with many actors-my parents, my teachers, my students, my academic colleagues, my intellectual and political fellow travellers, my close and trusted friends and above all my immediate family, Salma, Taimur, Babar, Zafar and, now, Rounaq-who have, in various ways and varying degrees, contributed to whatever I have accomplished. The story, itself, draws these actors into my narrative and indicates their various contributions, though perhaps not as adequately as they may deserve.

Rehman Sobhan

Untranquil Recollections bring together Rehman Sobhan's personal story situated within the historical events of Bangladesh, from its birth as East Pakistan to its evolution as an independent, democratic state.

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Inspiration

Inspiration


I have lived a reasonably full and eventful life where I have been witness to the historic events that include the birth of the new nation state of Bangladesh.

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Structure of the Book

Structure of the Book


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Recollections

Recollections

While we had hoped such a day would one day emerge, none of us had imagined nine months ago, as copious blood was fertilizing our soil and flowing down our rivers that this ordeal of terror would end so soon.

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