When Bangabandhu returned to independent Bangladesh

Hiren Pandit: After he arrived in Dhaka on January 10, millions of people greeted the beloved leader with flowers and tears of joy. After getting the leader back, on January 10, 1972, seven and a half crore Bengalis were overwhelmed with joy and shook the sky of Bengal with the sound of 'Joy Bangla', 'Joy Bangabandhu'. Bangabandhu set foot on ...

BANGLADESH: Mujib's Road from Prison to Power

This article was the cover story of Tiem Magazine's January 17, 1972 edition. TO some Western observers, the scene stirred thoughts of Pontius Pilate deciding the fates of Jesus and Barabbas. "Do you want Mujib freed?" cried Pakistan President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, at a rally of more than 100,000 supporters in Karachi. The crowd roared its assen...

‘A tumultuous and triumphal homecoming’

Shamsad Mortuza: On January 17, 1972, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was featured on the cover of Time magazine. The cover illustration used a yellow diagonal label that cuts across the magazine's iconic red title "TIME" to write: "Bangladesh: From Jail to Power". The image of a bold Sheikh Mujib donning a black prince coat with a splash of white collar...