Moin Ahsan's e-book out now through Amazon

Moin Ahsan's e-book out now through Amazon

A Bangal Through Vietnam (Kindle Edition)

I grew up in Bangladesh during the Vietnam War. The war received extensive newspaper coverage there, and left awe struck indelible impression on me. During the Vietnam War, in 1971 Bangladesh had its own Liberation War to gain independence from Pakistan.

The Liberation War of Bangladesh lasted only about 9 months. Living through the horrors of that brief war always made me wonder what kind of people can have such endurance, resolve, resilience and determination to fight for 30-long-years against two super powers, horrors and destructions of which were many more times intense than what we endured in Bangladesh during our Liberation War. I wondered in awe, what the Vietnamese people were made up of? – I developed an intense desire to someday go and see those awesome people and the country they fought to liberate.

At last I got an opportunity to visit Vietnam between 27th October and 16th November 2006. It was a brief visit, during which I covered, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Cu Chi, Mekong Delta, My Tho, Can Tho, Dalat, Hanoi, Hyphong, Halong Bay, Sapa, Hue, Vinh Moc, Khe Sanh, and Hoi An. I wish I could have stayed much longer in that glorious country with it’s glorious people.

Following feature is based on that visit. All views expressed here are my personal views; with my background, I could not help but get emotional in some places – please accept those as such.

Note: People of Bangladesh are known as Bangladeshi or Bengali -colloquially they are also called Bangal.

Prelude-March 1971 (Bangladesh: Reliving History with Hindsight) (Kindle Edition)

I was born in Bangladesh and lived there till my early forties. Although I now live in Australia, I keep in touch with Bangladesh almost daily basis. I always had a keen interest in the events surrounding the 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh, and the subsequent events that led to today’s Bangladesh – to a very sad state. I have extensively collected and read almost anything that was published on those key events in Bangladesh – but, till now, I never really tried to structure and link my disjointed understandings. So I decided to write it down – my understanding and analyses of the events, based on my personal experience, readings and hindsight.

It is a shared journey of me and Bangladesh

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