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The Bangladesh reader : history, culture, politics

Author: Meghanā Guhaṭhākuratā; Willem van Schendel
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, ©2013.
Series: World readers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: Bangladesh is the world's eighth most populous country. It has more inhabitants than either Russia or Japan, and its national language, Bengali, ranks sixth in the world in terms of native speakers. Founded in 1971, Bangladesh is a relatively young nation, but the Bengal Delta region has been a major part of international life for more than 2,000 years, whether as an important location for trade or through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Meghanā Guhaṭhākuratā; Willem van Schendel
ISBN: 9780822353041 0822353040 9780822353188 0822353180
OCLC Number: 816030845
Description: xiv, 550 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Voices from Bangladesh --
Early histories --
Colonial encounters --
Partition and Pakistan --
War and independence --
Dilemmas of nationhood --
Contemporary culture --
The development gaze --
Bangladesh beyond borders.
Series Title: World readers.
Responsibility: Meghna Guhathakurta and Willem van Schendel, eds.

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Packed with images, first-person accounts, short stories, historical documents, speeches, treaties, essays, poems, and songs, this Reader is an unprecedented introduction to the historical, cultural,  Read more...

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