A History of Bangladesh

Willem van Schendel's state-of-the-art history navigates the extraordinary twists and turns that created modern Bangladesh through ecological disaster, colonialism, partition, a war of independence and cultural renewal.

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Author: Willem van Schendel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108462464

Category: History

Page: 400

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Bangladesh did not exist as an independent state until 1971. Willem van Schendel's state-of-the-art history navigates the extraordinary twists and turns that created modern Bangladesh through ecological disaster, colonialism, partition, a war of independence and cultural renewal. In this revised and updated edition, Van Schendel offers a fascinating and highly readable account of life in Bangladesh over the last two millennia. Based on the latest academic research and covering the numerous historical developments of the 2010s, he provides an eloquent introduction to a fascinating country and its resilient and inventive people. A perfect survey for travellers, expats, students and scholars alike.

A History Of Bangladesh South Asian Edition

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Author: Van Schendel

Publisher:

ISBN: 0521121906

Category: Bangladesh

Page: 347

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From the Publisher: Bangladesh did not exist as an independent state until 1971. Willem van Schendel's history navigates the extraordinary twists and turns that created modern Bangladesh through ecological disaster, colonialism, partition and war of independence.

A History of Bangladesh

This is a book about the amazing twists and turns that have produced contemporary Bangladeshi society. ... Even so, you cannot make sense of contemporary Bangladesh unless you understand its history long before those last few decades.

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Author: Willem van Schendel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108473699

Category: History

Page: 459

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A revised and updated edition of Willem van Schendel's state-of-the-art history, revealing the vibrant and colourful past of Bangladesh.

A History of Modern South Asia

Richard Sisson and Leo E. Rose, War and Secession: Pakistan, India, and the Creation of Bangladesh (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990), 57. Ibid., 272. Ibid., 67. Willem Van Schendel, A History of Bangladesh (Cambridge: ...

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Author: Ian Talbot

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300196948

Category: History

Page: 360

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TWELVE: Pakistan's National Crisis and the Birth of Bangladesh -- THIRTEEN: Bangladesh Since Independence -- FOURTEEN: Pakistan Since 1971 -- FIFTEEN: India Shining -- SIXTEEN: The Contemporary International Relations of South Asia -- Chronology -- Notes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Illustration Credits -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z

1971

The war of 1971 was the most significant geopolitical event in the Indian subcontinent since its partition in 1947.

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Author: Srinath Raghavan

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674731271

Category: History

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The war of 1971 that created Bangladesh was the most significant geopolitical event in the Indian subcontinent since partition in 1947. It tilted the balance of power between India and Pakistan steeply in favor of India. Srinath Raghavan contends that the crisis and its cast of characters can be understood only in a wider international context.

Fifty Years of Bangladesh 1971 2021

Willem van Schendel, A History of Bangladesh, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2009, p. 250. 15. https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/wp-content/uploads/ sites/45/publication/ldc_list.pdf.

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Author: Taj Hashmi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030971588

Category: Social Science

Page: 398

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This book, the first historical sociology of its kind concerning Bangladesh, examines the country's what-went-wrong-syndrome during the first fifty years of its existence, 1971-2021. The work is an exception to the traditional studies on modern and contemporary Bangladesh. The study is also a post-history of united Pakistan. Busting several myths, it sheds light on many known and unknown facts about the history, politics, society, and culture of the country. Besides being a twice-born country – liberated twice, from the British in 1947 and from West Pakistanis in 1971 – it is also an artificial entity suffering from acute crises of culture, development, governance, and identity. Hashmi attributes the culture and identity crises to the demographic byproducts of bad governance. In addition to being overpopulated, Bangladesh is also resource-poor and has one of the most unskilled populations, largely lumpen elements and peasants. According to Marx, these people represent “the unchanging remnants of the past”. The second round of independence empowered these lumpen classes, who suffer from an identity crisis and never learn the art of governance. The proliferation of pseudo-history about liberation has further divided the polity between the two warring tribes who only glorify their respective idols, Mujib and Zia. Pre-political and pre-capitalist peasants’ / lumpen elements’ lack of mutual trust and respect have further plagued Bangladesh, turning it into one of the least governable, corrupt, and inefficient countries. It is essential to replace the pre-capitalist order of the country run by multiple lumpen classes with capitalist and inclusive institutions.

The Gangs of Bangladesh

The parallels between Bangladesh in the 1970s and now are striking. ... A History of Bangladesh. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 10 Conclusion 6 December 2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh It is winter 181 9 Sharif Conclusion Reference.

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Author: Sally Atkinson-Sheppard

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030184261

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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This book presents a study of street children’s involvement as workers in Bangladeshi organised crime groups based on a three-year ethnographic study in Dhaka. The book argues that ‘mastaans’ are Bangladeshi mafia groups that operate in a market for crime, violence and social protection. It considers the crimes mastaans commit, the ways they divide labour, and how and why street children become involved in these groups. The book explores how street children are hired by ‘mastaans’, to carry weapons, sell drugs, collect extortion money, commit political violence and conduct contract killings. The book argues that these young people are neither victims nor offenders; they are instead ‘illicit child labourers’, doing what they can to survive on the streets. This book adds to the emerging fields of the sociology of crime and deviance in South Asia and ‘Southern criminology’.

Experiencing Bangladesh History Politics and Religion

Politicians of Bangladesh Previous and Present A History of Nepotism I have already introduced the most important politician of Bangladesh, the father of the country, Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman. The Bangabandhu was a member of the ...

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Author: Scott Elliott

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329006782

Category: History

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History, Politics, and Religion is the first in the Experiencing Bangladesh series written by Scott Elliott who spent eighteen years working and living there. In this concise, simple to read guide with plentiful photos, Scott shares his first hand experience in hopes that other expatriates who are relocating or traveling to Bangladesh can benefit. Scott touches on some of the strengths and weaknesses of Bangladesh and offers his view of the way forward.

President Ziaur Rahman Legendary Leader of Bangladesh

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Author: Q M Jalal Khan

Publisher: Writers Republic LLC

ISBN: 9781637285749

Category: History

Page: 394

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President Ziaur Rahman holds a unique distinction to make the historic declaration of the Independence of Bangladesh. He then led the glorious liberation war to victory in 1971, and then became the maker of modern Bangladesh in 1975-1981. He succeeded where Sheikh Mujibur Rahman failed, both as a political leader and as an administrator. In view of his crucial role at the time of the creation of Bangladesh and thereafter, President Zia was perhaps the most phenomenally popular figure of his country. His short life of forty-five years was like an intense flare of incandescent light. Even after forty-two years since his assassination by some deviant army officers, with Indian instigation and insinuation, Zia remains irreplaceable; his void unfillable. His character, nobility and dignity could perhaps be matched only by his wife, the great and glorious Begum Khaleda Zia, who would later be a three-time Prime Minister. Both being the most famed and famous, both are/were almost equally legendary not only in their amazing and enormous popularity but also in their achievements and their sacrifice for the cause of the nation. Beside the devilish and dastardly actions of torture and terror by Sheikh Hasina and her corrupt-to-the-core fascist regime, Zia’s and Begum Zia’s accomplishments, together with their sufferings, stand out as bright as the solar shine of the day. In contrast with Hasina’s politics of destruction, oppression and repression, Zia’s and Begum Zia’s patriotic deeds and ideals continue to remain in the limelight as William Blake’s tiger “burning bright/In the forests of the night.” President Zia saved Bangladesh at least twice. He rescued the nation by making the clarion call for the independence of Bangladesh on 26 March 1971, when the political leadership failed to respond to the trust the people reposed on them. The declaration was followed by Zia’s role as an effective organizer of war and a liberation war hero. The second time was in early November 1975, when the nation plunged into chaos and confusion by the India-instigated conspiracy crushed by the army-people uprising. A group of patriotic soldiers rescued General Zia from custody and restored his authority. He rose to the occasion to save the nation during this crisis time. Zia’s stewardship and statesmanship grew through the years of his rule and professional career. He was a successful sector commander, deputy chief of the army, chief of the army, and, finally, the most successful president with a track record of unprecedented contributions. He was a “large, sweet soul” and “the sweetest, wisest soul of all [our] days and lands,” as President Abraham Lincoln was to American poet Walt Whitman. Like Lincoln, who was also assassinated at the age of 56, following a civil war, Zia also was, “The great star early droop’d. O powerful western fallen star!” This book is a great collection of writings about a great President by a number of notable authors and scholars, who place President Zia highly in the annals of the country’s formation and political development. It is an effort to contribute to the nationalist narrative with accuracy and objectivity. Highly readable and worth reading, the volume is a landmark publication in the political history of Bangladesh that all concerned will find interesting and informative.

1971

In India, 1971 represents something else-the story of humanitarian intervention, of triumph and valour that paved the way for India's rise as a military power, the beginning of its journey to becoming a regional superpower.

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Author: Anam Zakaria

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 0670090123

Category: History

Page: 304

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The year 1971 exists everywhere in Bangladesh-on its roads, in sculptures, in its museums and oral history projects, in its curriculum, in people's homes and their stories, and in political discourse. It marks the birth of the nation, it's liberation. More than 1000 miles away, in Pakistan too, 1971 marks a watershed moment, its memories sitting uncomfortably in public imagination. It is remembered as the 'Fall of Dacca', the dismemberment of Pakistan or the third Indo-Pak war. In India, 1971 represents something else-the story of humanitarian intervention, of triumph and valour that paved the way for India's rise as a military power, the beginning of its journey to becoming a regional superpower. Navigating the widely varied terrain that is 1971 across Pakistan, Bangladesh and India, Anam Zakaria sifts through three distinct state narratives, and studies the institutionalization of the memory of the year and its events. Through a personal journey, she juxtaposes state narratives with people's history on the ground, bringing forth the nuanced experiences of those who lived through the war. Using intergenerational interviews, textbook analyses, visits to schools and travels to museums and sites commemorating 1971, Zakaria explores the ways in which 1971 is remembered and forgotten across countries, generations and communities.