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Sameer Tayebaly

Student of Economics and History at McGill University. Sameer’s interests include food, fiction, film, FIFA, fascinating (or farcical?) sports like cricket, philosophy, and music. Together with the Bouillon team, he strives to provide a fresh take on politics while remaining calculated and informative. His eighteen years in Karachi, Pakistan, the experience of travel, and an avid interest in writing arrange a toolkit equipped for specialization in the intriguing politics of South Asia from a broader, global, panorama.

War Crimes, Militias, and Revisiting ’71

Two contrasting narratives played out in Bengal in 1971. For nine months, West Pakistan carried out a genocide against their eastern counterparts 2,000 km away. Then, after a refugee problem due to migration from Bangladesh to India, India entered the war and annihilated the Pakistani forces in Dhaka in just thirteen days. They consequently liberated East Pakistan, and announced the ...

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