Bangladesh: A Brutal Birth. Photographs by Kishor Parekh. Image Photographic Services, Hong Kong, 1972. 90 pp. Quarto (11 x 8 in./28 x 20.5 cm). First edition. SIGNED on verso of front cover. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. Black-and-white reproductions.
Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. "The full story of Bangladesh can never be told. Even in man's vocabulary of horror there are no words to describe the brutality of the Pakistani army against its Bengali brothers." So begins the text of this unflinching look at the war between Pakistan and the newly formed nation of Bangladesh. It concludes, "These photographs describe the shudder of nine months lived at zero level."
Nice copy of a fragile book; Near Fine+; moderate rubbing and wear to extremities.