Magnum Photos Blog
Ajax loader
Featured Essays
Bangladesh, The Price of Freedom
June 4, 2013
by Raghu Rai
Niyogi Books, 2013.

East Pakistan led to a mass exodus of refugees into India. Despite an international outcry, the assaults and rapes continued. With the intervention of the Indian Armed Forces in December 1971, after nine months of violence and uncertainty and a twelve-day war between India and Pakistan, the independent nation of Bangladesh was born. Ace photographer Ragu Rai documented the plight of the refugees, the action during the war and the jubilant scenes of victory and Independence.