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Understanding Bangladesh

Author: S Mahmud Ali
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bangladesh is a majority Muslim nation with a population of some 154 million people. This volume accounts for the political and economic experiences of the Bangladeshi state and its people, identifying the key players among Bangladesh's tiny military, political, and business elite. It also explores the attempt these individuals have made to establish their authority and considers the relative merits of their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Mahmud Ali
ISBN: 9780231701433 0231701438
OCLC Number: 320798591
Description: xvii, 441 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The past as prologue, 1757-1971 --
War, independence, and blood-feuds, 1971-1975 --
In the valkyries' shadow, 1975-1990 --
The plight of parliamentary politics, 1990-2007 --
A 'reformist' interregnum, 2007-2009 --
A land of anger : right, left, centre, and the other --
Epilogue : a blood-soaked restoration.
Responsibility: S. Mahmud Ali.

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"Bangladesh is a majority Muslim nation with a population of some 154 million people. This volume accounts for the political and economic experiences of the Bangladeshi state and its people, identifying the key players among Bangladesh's tiny military, political, and business elite. It also explores the attempt these individuals have made to establish their authority and considers the relative merits of their efforts at nation building. S. Mahmud Ali concludes with an outline of both the remarkable achievements that have taken place in this land of unusual narratives and the elemental challenges that its burgeoning population will face in the years ahead."--Jacket.

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