THE LAST RAJA OF WEST PAKISTAN is primarily about the role, policies, politics and decisions of Raja Tridiv Roy, the monarch of the Chakma tribe of Chittagong area, now located in Bangladesh. Covering the period beginning with his coronation as king in 1953 up to the independence of Bangladesh in 1971-72, this book evaluates his decision to stay loyal to Pakistan till the end and contextualizes the political relationship between East and West Pakistan at that time.
Priyajit Debsarkar is an independent political analyst with special interest in the geo-political history of Bangladesh. This book is his first publication based on penetrating and insightful analysis of the relationships between leading political figures in West and East Pakistan in the three decades leading up to Bangladesh’s war of independence and her emergence as a sovereign nation. Priyajit also works as a Clinical Pharmacy application Software Analyst at a reputed Central London Hospital. He holds a M.Sc in Pharmacy from University of London, School of Pharmacy and a B-Pharm degree from India.