The Boy Refugee: It’s a story of Compassion

My family was taken as prisoners by our enemy, the Indian Army. But now they were obligated to protect us according to Geneva Convention by a strange turn of events. This restores our faith in humanity and teaches us that even an enemy is capable of kindness and compassion. Yes, we were housed, fed and kept in cages for 2 years in POW camps. Readers will realize that even in the worst situations, humans can adjust to the circumstances and remain hopeful.

This is a human story and you will find there are good and bad among all of us. 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.

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