Books

Genocides Genocide: Bangladesh (1971)
  • Campbell, Kenneth J. Genocide and the global village [New York: Palgrave, 2001] In this well-researched book the author explains why the international community fails to prevent, suppress, and punish contemporary genocide.
  • Chaudhuri, Kalyan. (1972) Genocide in Bangladesh. Bombay, Orient Longman.
  • Chalk, Frank. (1990) The History and Sociology of Genocide: Analyses and Case Studies [Yale University Press, 1990] This study – the first comprehensive survey of the history and sociology of genocide – presents over two dozens of examples of the one-sided mass slaughter of peoples, spanning the centuries from antiquity to the present.
  • Hasanat, Abul. (1974) Let humanity not forget : the ugliest genocide in history, being a resume of inhuman atrocities in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. 1st ed. Dacca : Muktadhara.
  • Charny, Israel W. (1994) The Widening Circle of Genocide (Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review; Vol. 3; London: Transactions Publications.
  • El-Dakkak, M. Shokry. (2000) State’s crimes against humanity : genocide, deportation, and torture from the perspectives of international and Islamic laws [Kuala Lumpur: A.S. Noordeen]
  • Islam, Rofiqul (ed., 1991). Genocide in Bangladesh : harrowing accounts of some eye-witness and the extracts from the press. Dhaka, Noman Bros.
  • Jokic, Aleksandar. (ed.) War Crimes and Collective Wrongdoing: A Reader (Blackwell Publishers; 2001)
    This volume addresses urgent questions about the nature of war crimes, nationalism, ethnic cleansing, and collective responsibility.
  • Kressel, Neil Jeffrey. Mass hate: the global rise of genocide and terror [Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 2002] Mass Hate explores why the brutality of humankind erupted and flowed so expansively in the twentieth century and why terrorist violence now threatens the very core of western civilization.
  • Mascarenhas, Anthony. (1971) The Rape of Bangladesh. [Delhi: Vikas Publications].
  • Kuper, Leo (1981). Genocide: Its Political Use in the Twentieth Century (New Haven: Yale University Press)
  • Mehrish, Brijesh Narain. (1972) War crimes and genocide; the trial of Pakistani war criminals. Delhi, Oriental Publishers.
  • Palmer, Alison. Colonial genocide [Alison Palmer. Adelaide: Crawford House; London, 2000]
  • Payne, Robert. (1973) Massacre. [New York: Macmillan Publishing].
  • Quaderi, Fazlul Quader. (ed., 1972). Bangladesh genocide and world press. Dhaka.
  • Power, Samantha. A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide [New York: Basic Books, 2002] This 600+ page book is an amazingly detailed and informative look at modern genocide. It begins with the origins of the word and progresses through several examples of the U.S. response to contemporary genocide. There is also an excellent discussion of the U.N. role in establishing international law regarding genocide.
  • Totten, Samuel, William S. Parsons & Israel W. Charny (eds.). Century of Genocide: Eyewitness Accounts and Critical Views [New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1997] As the title implies, this book is a collection of essays providing first-hand accounts of contemporary genocide. It gives a human face to injustice that is sometimes so massive it is hard to comprehend.
  • Walker, James. Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing [Oxford University Press, 2002] Political or social groups wanting to commit mass murder on the basis of racial, ethnic or religious differences are never hindered by a lack of willing executioners. In Becoming Evil, social psychologist James Waller uncovers the internal and external factors that can lead ordinary people to commit extraordinary acts of evil.