Secret Documents of Intelligence Branch on Father of The Nation, Bangladesh

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

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Secret Documents of Intelligence Branch on Father of the Nation, Bangladesh: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is a 14-volume set of declassified documents edited by Sheikh Hasina, Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh. These volumes are a compilation of the files maintained by the Intelligence Branch of Pakistan Government on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who emerged as the sole leader of the country and became Bangabandhu (Friend of Bangladesh). He was honored as Father of the Nation for his long-standing struggle and contribution in fostering notions of Bengali nationhood that led to the independence of Bangladesh.

The records listed in these 14 volumes covering the period 1948-197 chronologically detail the trajectory of the movements and political struggles that led to the formation of the independent nation state, People's Republic of Bangladesh. These include the 1952 Bengali Language Movement that catalyzed the assertion of Bengali national identity in the region and was the forerunner to Bengali nationalist movements. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman led the struggle for independence, first through massive populist and civil disobedience movements and later during the Bangladesh Liberation War. Other important events cited in the present volumes include the 1954 United Front election victory, 1966 Six Point Movement, 1968 Agartala Conspiracy Case, 1969 mass uprising, 1970 election victory and 1971 Non-Cooperation Movement.

Released for the first time by the Government of Bangladesh, these declassified documents are an invaluable historical resource for understanding the liberation of Bangladesh and the history of South Asia region.