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Encyclopedia of Bangladesh War of Liberation-
The War of Liberation is the most glorious chapter in the history of Bangladesh. This was an
occasion when the people of our country got united like never before under one leader –
Banglabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Despite the barbaric genocide and other atrocities
perpetrated by the Pakistani invaders, final victory was achieved after a nine month heroic
armed struggle and immense sacrifices.
- Regular Price (after launching) Bangla Edition (10 vols) Tk. 12,000/=
About the Encyclopedia
Several thousands scanty researches as well as literary works have been made and published till date on our Liberation War. However, unlike those works, the present Encyclopedia in 1o (Ten) volumes has been compiled by a team of experts and academicians headed by Prof. Harun-or- Rashid, the eminent political scientist and Vice Chancellor of the National University of Bangladesh under the aegis of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, the leading learned body and research organization of the country. Late National Professor Anisuzzaman, National Professor Rafiqul Islam and other outstanding scholars guided the herculean task of preparing the Encyclopedia. Once published, this will be a further contribution to the previous magnum opus created by the Asiatic Society– the Banglapedia in terms of contribution. The Encyclopedia will be dedicated to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and will come out in December 2020 as a part of his Birth Centenary Celebration. Hon’ble Prime Minister of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, MP has kindly consented to inaugurate the launching ceremony of the Encyclopedia.
The Asiatic Society is publishing a 10-volume comprehensive Encyclopedia of our War of Liberation War with financial assistance from the Government of Bangladesh as well as other sources including the Asiatic Society itself. The volumes contain chronicle and analysis of circumstances leading to the liberation war together with various events and personalities involved in the war both at home and abroad, lives of Bengali refugees in India, role of people of all walks of life, Mukti Bahini, locally organized forces and regional and global powers with a special focus on India, details of important battles, unspeakable genocide, atrocities and violations of women by the Pakistani occupation army in collusion with their local collaborators, and the final victory of the people with the assistance of India and other friendly countries. The focus of the work will be on the heroic role of the people of Bangladesh characterizing it as a truly people’s war. The Encyclopedia contains about 4000 independent entries covering 492 Upazilas, biographies of gallantry awardees, friends of Bangladesh, female freedom fighters, a number of concept articles and so on.
Utility of the Encyclopedia
Beautifully bound with rexin and foil printing on it, the 10-volume Encyclopedia contains scores of data derived from field survey conducted by nearly 600 assigned persons with the help of local residents, freedom fighters, educationists, journalists, eyewitnesses and other credible sources. About 500 researchers have contributed in the Encyclopedia. The work is the first venture of its kind on the liberation war and related issues covering the gamut of both national and international dimensions. Information provided in the Encyclopedia has been verified and cross-checked time and again to minimize mistakes and ensure objectivity. Every possible effort has been made to keep the Encyclopedia user-friendly. Relevant information has been organized methodically in the volumes so as to make it easily accessible to the readers. A total of 2618 photographs and 509 four-coloure maps have been included to make the volumes more meaningful.
Pre-publication sale at 50% discount
We have taken the initiative of offering the potential buyers an opportunity to procure it at a reduced price as a part of pre-publication sale. This 10-volume Encyclopedia is now being offered at Taka six thousand only, while its regular price will be Taka twelve thousand upon publication. This offer will be made to educational institutions, libraries, expatriate Bangladeshis, media houses, foreign missions, friends of Bangladesh, members of the Asiatic Society and also individuals at large.
The deadline for pre-publication booking is November 20, 2020. Orders can be placed to purchase 10 volumes of the Encyclopedia of Bangladesh War of Liberations a set at the discount price of Taka six thousand only. For the convenience of the buyers, there will be two payment options during the pre-publication sales period. Subject to advance payment, the Encyclopedia will be sent to the buyer’s address after the launching ceremony on ‘first come first served’ basis. In this option, the buyer will pay the delivery charge as well as bKash commission (1.15%). Online booking of the Encyclopedia can be made by visiting www.liberationpedia.org, filling out the Order Form and making payment through bKash. Purchase order can also be placed manually by filling out the form attached to this brochure and making cash payment at the sales counter of Bangladesh Asiatic Society (5, Old Secretariat Road, Nimtali, Dhaka-1000 - adjacent to the Ananda Bazar). Contact numbers (if needed): 02-9586714; mobile: +8801712-128086
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