Sarmila Bose born Boston, Massachusetts, USA is a journalist, academic and senior research associate at the Centre for International Studies in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. She is the author of the controversial book, Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War and of Money, energy, and welfare: the state and the household in India's rural electrification policy, published by Oxford University Press in 1993. Bose, advocated for the sale of F-16 fighter aircraft to Pakistan, together with ex-US Ambassador in Pakistan, William Milam in 2005, in their article, The right stuff: F-16s to Pakistan is wise decision. Bose has been criticized for her analysis of the 1971 Bangladesh genocide. She has responded to three of her most notable critics – Naeem Mohaiemen, Urvashi Butalia, and Srinath Raghavan – in the same publication.
- Oxford University Faculty Bio
- Lawson, Alastair (16 June 2011). "Controversial book accuses Bengalis of 1971 war crimes". BBC. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
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- Sobhan, Zafar. "Bose is more Pakistani than Jinnah the Quaid". The Sunday Guardian. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
- Milam, William (April 11, 2005). "The right stuff: F-16s to Pakistan is wise decision". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
- Mohaiemen, Naeem (2011-09-03). "Flying Blind: Waiting for a Real Reckoning on 1971". Economic & Political Weekly 46 (36): 40–52. Retrieved 2015-03-19.
- Bose, Sarmila (2011-12-31). "‘Dead Reckoning’: A Response". Economic & Political Weekly 46 (53): 76–70. Retrieved 2015-03-19.
- Bhaumik, Subir (29 April 2011). "Book, film greeted with fury among Bengalis". aljazeera. Retrieved 21 December 2013.