He wrote the truth about himself in his memoirs. He never hid his role for the creation of the Muslim League in his hometown Gopalganj in 1939.
He even accepted that at one point Bengali leader Fazlul Haq refused to submit to the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in 1941. At this stage the Muslim League started a campaign against Fazlul Haq and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was part of that campaign. He was with Jinnah, not with Fazlul Haq. He was among those young workers of the Muslim League who used to sell a pro-Pakistan weekly newspaper Millat on the streets of Dhaka.
It is important to note that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman wrote this book when he was imprisoned in Dhaka jail during the dictatorial regime of Gen Ayub Khan. He narrated some important events of the Pakistan movement very honestly.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman exposed the dishonesty of Viceroy Lord Mountbatten and wrote that Mountbatten was helping the Congress Party covertly in all sorts of ways against the Muslim League.
He was incarcerated by a military dictator at that time but he never tried to please the Congress which was ruling India in those days. This book is a first-hand account of politics in Pakistan from 1947 to 1955, which was full of palace intrigues and conspiracies. This book is a great source of history for the young generation of Pakistan.
This book tells us about the communal violence that broke out after the division of India in 1947. One day Sheikh Mujibur Rahman saw that hundreds of Hindus were attacking a mosque. He cried out “Pakistan Zindabad!” with some other young Muslims and started resisting the Hindu mob by brick-throwing.
Why did this soldier of the Muslim League leave the party of Muhammad Ali Jinnah immediately after the creation of Pakistan?
Young Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was very disappointed when the prime minister of Pakistan declared in the Legislative Assembly that the people of East Pakistan must accept Urdu as their state language. Young Mujib came out on the roads on March 11, 1948, against this declaration.
He was not opposing Pakistan. He was only defending his language, which was his political right, but he was arrested. Mujib was released on January 21, 1949. Muhammad Ali Jinnah was no more and Mujib left the Muslim League.
He joined the newly formed Awami Muslim League under the leadership of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy. Within five years the Awami League swept the Muslim