This picture was probably taken around 1968. This is the back side of the house we lived in. It was located in the officer’s colony on Geneva reservoir in Adamjee Nagar. Adamgee Nagar was located just outside the capital city of Dacca. There was a large pond behind our house and tall Coconut trees lined the other side. We would catch fish in the pond with our fishing rods and net baskets. For us three siblings, life was easy and fun but trouble had already started brewing in the then East Pakistan. Little did we know what was coming next. To read more ….. please check out the book, “The Boy Refugee: A Memoir from a Long-Forgotten War.”
The Boy Refugee: A Memoir from a Long-Forgotten War is the story of a young refugee boy in the aftermath of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The story chronicles his escape from a war-ravaged Bangladesh to the relative safety of a barbed-wired internment camp in the foothills of the Himalayas, his day to day life as a civilian prisoner of war, and his thousand-mile, two-year-long journey back to Pakistan.