Interview with Habib ur Rahman, February 20, 2010
Project: Partition's First Generation Oral History Project
Interview SummaryThis interview with Bengali Aligarh Muslim University alumnus Habib ur Rahman begins with an overview of his background, including when and where he was born, as well as his father's wish that he attend Aligarh Muslim University. He then goes on to discuss the rules and traditions of the university at the time of his attendance. Rahman also discusses his brief foray into the Indian Air Force, before talking about the Pakistan movement during his time as a student at Aligarh Muslim University. Next, Rahman moves to the topic of East Pakistan, which later became Bangladesh. He talks about his involvement with the language movement, a conflict between East and West Pakistan over the official language of Pakistan, Urdu. Rahman then talks in detail about his experiences during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, also called the War of Liberation, which led to Bangladesh becoming an independent country. Next, Rahman moves back the topic of Aligarh Muslim University with a discussion about his religious education, as well as Aligarh Muslim University's dedication to providing education to people of all religious backgrounds. He finishes the interview by talking about several of his brothers who died in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, as well as the death of his mother.
Interview KeywordBangladesh East Pakistan Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 Aligarh Muslim University Bengalis Muslims
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Rahman, Habib ur Interview by Amber Abbas. 20 Feb. 2010. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Rahman, H.u. (2010, February 20). Interview by A. Abbas. Partition's First Generation Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Rahman, Habib ur, interview by Amber Abbas. February 20, 2010, Partition's First Generation Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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