Support for Publication of a Book
For a long time, many have asked Dr. Sachi G. Dastidar, our Board Member, to update and republish his book Empire’s Last Casualty: Indian Subcontinent’s Vanishing Hindu and Other Minorities. The book was first published in 2008 by Firma KLM Publisher of Kolkata, and immediately drew attention worldwide. The book was quoted by U.S. Congressman Dold, at the floor of the Congress while discussing worldwide minority plight. Requests for copies of the book have been from the U.S. and from overseas. The new book will be in hardcopy as well as in e-book format.
The book has been updated with additional documents provided during the Bangladesh War Crimes Trial that began in 2008, and an expanded bibliography. We expect the book to be over 350 pages. (2008 edition was 332 pages; cost 500 rupees or $15 in India. It was sold out rapidly.)
Dr. Dastidar plans to donate all the proceeds from the book to our Partition Project, as he did earlier. We plan to present him copies of the book.
If you could buy copies, it would be phenomenal to show respect for & support Dr.Dastidar and The ISPaD Project. You could even donate the book to your library and friends.
If you know of other individuals who might be interested to buy at least 5 copies in advance, please share with us their name, email and phone number.
On a different matter, if the Ispad Board approves the book as its project, then we can donate these funds to Ispad, which in turn can send checks to buy the book.