President Ziaur Rahman Legendary Leader of Bangladesh

O powerful western fallen star!” This book is a great collection of writings about a great President by a number of notable authors and scholars, who place President Zia highly in the annals of the country’s formation and political ...

Author: Q M Jalal Khan

Publisher: Writers Republic LLC

ISBN: 1637285744

Category: History

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President Ziaur Rahman holds a unique distinction to make the historic declaration of the Independence of Bangladesh. He then led the glorious liberation war to victory in 1971, and then became the maker of modern Bangladesh in 1975-1981. He succeeded where Sheikh Mujibur Rahman failed, both as a political leader and as an administrator. In view of his crucial role at the time of the creation of Bangladesh and thereafter, President Zia was perhaps the most phenomenally popular figure of his country. His short life of forty-five years was like an intense flare of incandescent light. Even after forty-two years since his assassination by some deviant army officers, with Indian instigation and insinuation, Zia remains irreplaceable; his void unfillable. His character, nobility and dignity could perhaps be matched only by his wife, the great and glorious Begum Khaleda Zia, who would later be a three-time Prime Minister. Both being the most famed and famous, both are/were almost equally legendary not only in their amazing and enormous popularity but also in their achievements and their sacrifice for the cause of the nation. Beside the devilish and dastardly actions of torture and terror by Sheikh Hasina and her corrupt-to-the-core fascist regime, Zia’s and Begum Zia’s accomplishments, together with their sufferings, stand out as bright as the solar shine of the day. In contrast with Hasina’s politics of destruction, oppression and repression, Zia’s and Begum Zia’s patriotic deeds and ideals continue to remain in the limelight as William Blake’s tiger “burning bright/In the forests of the night.” President Zia saved Bangladesh at least twice. He rescued the nation by making the clarion call for the independence of Bangladesh on 26 March 1971, when the political leadership failed to respond to the trust the people reposed on them. The declaration was followed by Zia’s role as an effective organizer of war and a liberation war hero. The second time was in early November 1975, when the nation plunged into chaos and confusion by the India-instigated conspiracy crushed by the army-people uprising. A group of patriotic soldiers rescued General Zia from custody and restored his authority. He rose to the occasion to save the nation during this crisis time. Zia’s stewardship and statesmanship grew through the years of his rule and professional career. He was a successful sector commander, deputy chief of the army, chief of the army, and, finally, the most successful president with a track record of unprecedented contributions. He was a “large, sweet soul” and “the sweetest, wisest soul of all [our] days and lands,” as President Abraham Lincoln was to American poet Walt Whitman. Like Lincoln, who was also assassinated at the age of 56, following a civil war, Zia also was, “The great star early droop’d. O powerful western fallen star!” This book is a great collection of writings about a great President by a number of notable authors and scholars, who place President Zia highly in the annals of the country’s formation and political development. It is an effort to contribute to the nationalist narrative with accuracy and objectivity. Highly readable and worth reading, the volume is a landmark publication in the political history of Bangladesh that all concerned will find interesting and informative.

President Ziaur Rahman

Compilation of articles on President Ziaur Rahman, that appeared in various local and foreign media.

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Category: Bangladesh

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Compilation of articles on President Ziaur Rahman, that appeared in various local and foreign media.

Bangladesh Under Awami Tyranny

Economy of Bangladesh” has been published in President Ziaur Rahman: Legendary Leader of Bangladesh (2021). Dr Firoz Mahboob Kamal is a consultant physician in the UK, writer, freelance columnist, and researcher.

Author: Q M Jalal Khan, Zoglul Husain & Zoglul Husain

Publisher: Writers Republic LLC

ISBN: 1646208943

Category: Political Science

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Bangladesh under the Hasina-led traumatically tyrannical and transgressive Awami regime is a story of disaster and damnation. The fraud and fascist regime, a lackey of Indian hegemonism and Hindutvaism, recklessly pursues a policy of death and destruction, at least since 2009. The country used to be ruled with the same policy of elimination and annihilation during the time of her father Sheikh Mujib in 1972-1975 as well. The miserable condition led to his unlamented death and dismissal, to the joy and relief of the people of all walks of life, including his own Awami party and the armed forces. Now the situation under his daughter Sheikh Hasina is much worse. She is at the top of an Indian puppet regime that is corrupt and criminal to the core making the great majority suffer in the ongoing choking and suffocating circumstances of state terrorism. People live an utterly insecure and frightened life in a highly polarized police and prison state of chains and shackles, boots and bullets. torture and torment, bestial appetites, pervert human intellect and endless malice against the political opposition. The regime’s brutalities know no bounds; its persecution and prosecution of dissent are unlimited; its foot soldiers are deadlier than anything. They and their partisan police and RAB are brazenly emblazoned figures of the seven deadly sins, just as their Hindutva cult following leader Hasina, dubbed by critics as ‘Mother of Mafias,’ is an illiberal embodiment of all mischiefs and misdeeds. A fascist dictator, she is a tigress in human form, hungry for humongous accumulation of autocratic and authoritarian power and control at the expense of freedom, independence, sovereignty, and human rights. A viciously vindictive tyrant, again, backed by the fanatical and fundamentalist Hindu nationalist India, Hasina enjoys innocent adversaries liquidated; massacres committed; innocent people gunned down; politicians, intellectuals and journalists arrested, remanded, tortured, thrown behind bars, and even hanged; opposition members detained or disappeared; houses and neighborhoods set on fire; religious festivities violently tainted; desecration of holy books exploited and flames of communal fires fanned for gaining political mileage; women and children raped; banks and billions looted; and the poor committing suicide or dying of hunger. In the name of development, mostly fake and fictitious, and dented and demented, floodgates to corruption are opened, mega millions stolen, democracy killed, opposition suppressed, elections rigged, drugs made available in plenty, institutions left to collapse, education to fail, professionalism in professions going down the drains, transparency and accountability going to the dogs, and thus Pandora’s box of ills and evils continuing to be released with no stop in sight. This book is an attempt to capture only a portion of the dark tunnel of all swallowing Awami tyranny and all its abysmal tentacles spreading across Bangladesh for years and years with no end in sight.

Bangladesh in Bondage

Forthcoming is his co-edited book on Bangladesh's famed and fabulous former President Ziaur Rahman, Zia, the Legendary Political Leader of Bangladesh. American-educated Dr. Khan's numerous other publications in political commentary and ...

Author: Q M Jalal Khan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811612366

Category: Political Science

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This book brings together a collection of essays about the untenable political status quo in Bangladesh under Sheikh Hasina. Since democratization in the 1990s, Bangladeshi political life has been characterized by fierce battles over the role of religion in society, corruption, and the obstacles to constructing a society with freedom of expression and rule of law, independent from the influence of powerful neighboring countries. Academic freedom and other human rights issues have hindered the study of Bangladesh heretofore, and corruption, police abuses, and election rigging are common as well as widely documented. In this passionate, sometimes personal exploration of the issues of social justice, rule of law, and the democratic process in Bangladesh, the book offers a valuable case study of how an Asian developmental state is otherwise regressing backwards morally, socially, and politically. The Bangladeshi struggle for sovereignty, prosperity and democracy documented in this book will be of interest to political scientists, scholars of South Asia, and those of Islam.

Electoral Processes and Governance in South Asia

The elections in 1973 held under a new Constitution and a legendary leader—Sheikh Mujibur Rahman—were not free and fair ... Having tested the waters in local elections, Ziaur Rahman, in a quest for legitimacy, organised a presidential ...

Author: Dushyantha Mendis

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8178299704

Category: Political Science

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Most South Asian countries—following independence from British rule in the late nineteen forties, and in the case of Nepal, liberation from the autocracy of one family group in 1950—have enjoyed democratic systems of governance at least at some time or the other, often for extended periods of time, and, in a few cases, over the course of their post-independence history. Electoral processes have, however, been found wanting to greater or lesser extents in all these countries. Electoral malpractices are of critical concern to all South Asian countries. It is in this background that the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Kandy,Sri Lanka, with funding from the Ford Foundation, organized in 2002, an international conference on electoral processes and governance in South Asia. The South Asian countries selected for study were Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and papers were presented by experts in the area of electoral processes and governance in these countries. This book, based on the papers originally presented at that conference, seeks to understand electoral processes as they actually operate in South Asia, to discuss the reasons for the flaws in these systems and the degrees of success or failure in attempts at reform.

Review of International Affairs

If the present rate of population increase continues ( almost three per cent ) Bangladesh's 90 million inhabitants ... Has the murder of President Ziaur Rahman put an end to this sinister series this is a question on which the immediate ...

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Report on World Affairs

From the time when Mudzhibur Rahman , “ father of the people " and legendary " friend of Bengal " was murdered in August 1975 , to the time of the present assassination of President Ziaur Rahman , general and politician who acquired the ...

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Daily Report

... of our country to Bangladesh , on February 24 paid a farewell call on Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman , according to a report . The ambassador conveyed cordial regards of the great leader Comrade Kim Il - song to the president .

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Bangladesh in International Politics

Ziaur Rahman , then a Deputy Martial Law Administrator and , to all practical intents and purposes ... ( on behalf of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ) as an independent sovereign state on 26 March 1971 had turned him into a legendary figure .

Author: Muhammad Shamsul Huq

Publisher: Sterling Pub Private Limited

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Category: Political Science

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Amazonian

It was surprising , at first , to learn that in Bangladesh both the prime minister and the leader of the opposition were women ... and the leader of the opposition as the widow of Ziaur Rahman ( the president assassinated in 1981 ) .

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Category: Travel writing

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A collection of previously unpublished women's travel writing, including contributions from the editors and Kate Pullinger, Suzanne Moore, Mary Russell, Lucretia Stewart, Imogen Stubbs, Shena MacKay, Kathleen Jamie, Urvashi Butalia, Lesley Downer.