Priyajit Debsarkar

Priyajit Debsarkar is an author and geopolitical analyst who has a particular interest in the history of Bangladesh and Pakistan. He writes regular columns on current affairs for leading publications in the UK, the US, Canada, Europe and the Indian subcontinent. He is also a registered contributor to UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, deliberating on matters pertaining to human rights. Debsarkar is a mentor for MSc students in public policy at King’s College London on behalf of Bridge India Foundation, a leading Indian think tank in the UK.
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Bangladesh Celebrates 50 Years of Independence

On March 26, Bangladesh will be celebrating the golden jubilee of its freedom. Few outside South Asia remember that Bangladesh was once part of Pakistan. From 1947 to 1971, modern-day Pakistan was West Pakistan and Bangladesh was East Pakistan. They were both incongruously part of the same new country even though they were more than 2,200 kilometers apart. A Tortured Past Soon after... Continue Reading

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