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Titre : Bangladesh Quest for Freedom and Justice (...
Éditeur : University Press Ltd ,Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Date d'édition : 2013
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Language: N/A. Brand New Book. N° de réf. du libraire AMO9789845060400
Synopsis : This insider's account deals in detail with the political developments that led to the emergence of independent Bangladesh. The post-independence challenges described here are a valuable source of information on different aspects of state building. Kamal Hossain gives us a vivid eyewitness account. His own involvement in different phases of the political struggle was intimate. It began from his personal association as legal defence for freedom of the media and victims of repression in the 1960s, in particular in the Agartala Conspiracy case. His later association with the Awami League's team at Ayub's Round Table Conference and, still later, with Yahya Khan in 1971, provides valuable historical insights into the events leading to Bangladesh's war of independence. After independence, as Minister of Law, Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee (1972), and later as Minister of Foreign Affairs, and of Petroleum and Minerals (1973-1975), he focuses on the challenges of state building and political transformation. He offers thoughtful analyses of how a country ravaged by war and deprived of resources managed to give itself a secular, democratic Constitution, won the respect of the world, gained membership of the United Nations and actively pursued peace and stability in the region. Bangladesh's pursuit of democracy was short lived as representative governance and secular, democratic politics were to be stifled by military rule. Bangladesh: Quest for Freedom and Justice as a political memoir offers critical insights into the processes of state formation in the initial years.
A propos de l'auteur: Kamal Hossain started his legal career after completing his BCL degree from Oxford University and the Bar in 1959. During military rule, he defended the freedom of the media, political freedoms and civil liberties in the courts, and was one of the counsels for Bangabandhu ('Friend of Bengal', title of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman) in the Agartala Conspiracy case. He accompanied the Awami League team to advise and work on constitutional matters in the Round Table Conference called by Field Marshal Muhammad Ayub Khan in 1969. Soon after that he joined the Awami League and participated in the negotiations held with General Yahya Khan and his generals in 1971. He was elected to the Parliament in 1970 and after independence, he was appointed as Minister of Law and Parliamentary Affairs (1972-73), Minister of Foreign Affairs (1973-75) and Minister of Petroleum and Minerals (1974-75). He was also the Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee (1972). Kamal Hossain is a senior advocate in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
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