“Very Well Written, Fantastic”
The Mail on Sunday
“Painstaking Excavation & New Light”
The India Foundation
India Institute, King's College
Center for Pakistan Studies, SOAS
“A very well written and thoroughly researched book by Priyajit Debsarkar which throws light on one of the forgotten and most puzzling characters in the story of Bangladesh's independence”
Abul Tahir – Reporter, The Mail On Sunday, London, UK
“A remarkable book about the Quisling of Bangladesh who remained something of an enigma as long as he lived and even after he died. Priyajit, who is as remarkable as his book, has through meticulous research, unearthed and put together material that gives an excellent glimpse of a King who collaborated in the genocide of his own people. A must read to understand a hitherto fuzzy sub-plot that played an important role in the Liberation War of Bangladesh”
Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation, Delhi, India
Priyajit Debsarkar’s painstaking excavation of the life of Raja Tridiv Roy—the Buddhist king who gave his all to the service of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan—is a significant contribution to the study of identity and power in South Asia. His work casts new light on the violent tides of history that gave birth to Bangladesh, and have shaped the region’s destiny.”
Praveen Swami, National Editor (Strategic and International Affairs), The Indian Express, Delhi, India
“The book The Last Raja of West Pakistan by Priyajit Debsarkar explores contexts and backgrounds of leaders and events, such as that of the seemingly enigmatic Chakma Raja Tridiv Roy’s role during 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.”
Muhammad Ahmedullah – Secretary, Brick Lane Circle, London, UK
"Excellent analysis by Priyajit Debsarkar on the Political role played by Raja Tridiv Roy in East Pakistan with special emphasis on the Bangladesh Liberation War"
Abu Sayed. Editor, Swapno'71, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Abul Tahir, Sr Correspondent The Mail on Sunday; London; UK
Priyajit Debsarkar's book looks at an episode in Indo-Pak relations which is symbolic of underlying currents shaping this bilateral relationship. It is an under-examined episode and Debsarkar has done well to bring it to light.
Professor Harsh V Pant, Defence Studies Department, India Institute King's College