Talk:Sarmila Bose

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About Sarmila Bose's rewriting of history: There have been a waves of protest against her views. Emminent Bangladeshi intellectuals have denounced her theory. Knowing that currently she is in a US university and funded by US gov., her view seems to provide a cover for the US gov. policies at that time. If she can prove that there was no point to support Bangladesh Liberation War, the US policy can be justified somewhat. That's why she is selling a theory of confusion. It is shameful that she inherits Netaji Shubhash Chandra Bose, who was a great inspiratory figure of our Liberation War.

Parvez M. Ashraf

(Generation of 1971)

Dept. of EE, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA


' However, when Bengali eye-witnesses, participants and survivors of the incidents were interviewed they testified to the violence and killings, but also testified that rape had taken place.' I am confused, the above quote seems to indicate that the eye-witnesses DID witness rape. So why is that shocking? A: It was misquoted from her article leaving out crucial negative words, see current article for full quote.

Labelling of the 1971 conflict[edit]

I think it has been clearly established that the 1971 conflict was not a civil war, it was a war of independence (a term recognised by a majority of scholars) - since the country had gained the majority of seats, and Pakistan, in the usual fashion of a military dictatorship, had not decided to recognise that result, there was a legitimate reason to seccede (spelt right?) from Pakistan. Therefore, if someone decides to edit this page, please provide the correct label for the 1971 conflict. Bangladesh was never really part of Pakistan, geographically and culturally speaking, and just because a barbaric religion from a long time ago decided to invade and impose its own cultural values (so much for no compulsion in religion...) does not make the two countries any closer.

A Bengali Patriot

Sod it, I'm going to edit it myself.

Unexplained deletion by[edit]

This ip is deleting referenced facts without showing any kind of explanation. - Kaisernahid (talk) 06:52, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Personal web site[edit]

@SheriffIsInTown:, " is an unreliable source, look at the bottom of the website, it says powered by Wordpress, if the website name says, that does not mean it is hosted by her." If so, why do you think that her Oxford University page links to And, what does Wordpress have to do with anything? -- Kautilya3 (talk) 15:02, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Provide the link to her Oxford University page which links to! Sheriff | ☎ 911 | 15:07, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
It is already in the article. Anyway, here it is again [1]. -- Kautilya3 (talk) 15:13, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
And, primary sources are not banished. They have to be used with care and attributed when necessary. Scholars' self-published material is generally considered reliable as per WP:SPS. Mind, these are grey areas, not black-and-white as you are attempting to make them. -- Kautilya3 (talk) 15:15, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
  1. It's a primary source which says she was born in Boston.
  2. Her both brothers were born in Calcutta but she was born in Boston and we do not find any information that her mother has ever been to Boston in 1959.
  3. When we look at Krishna Bose, the article about her mother, we do not find any information that she ever been to Boston. This definitely requires more research. Sheriff | ☎ 911 | 15:36, 7 September 2016 (UTC)