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Schendel, Willem van
A history of Bangladesh / by Willem van Schendel
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2009
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  DS394.5 .S34 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject Bangladesh -- History
Subject(s) Bangladeshis -- History
Physical Description xxvi, 347 p. : ill., maps. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-333) and index
Contents Pt. 1. The long view -- 1. A land of water and silt -- 2. Jungle, fields, cities and states -- 3. A region of multiple frontiers -- 4. The delta as a crossroads -- pt. 2. Colonial encounters -- 5. From the Mughal empire to the British empire -- 6. The British impact -- 7. A closing agrarian frontier -- 8. Colonial conflicts -- 9. Towards partition -- 10. Partition -- pt. 3. Becoming East Pakistan -- 11. The Pakistan experiment -- 12. Pakistan falls apart -- 13. East Pakistani livelihoods -- 14. The roots of aid dependence -- 15. A new elite and cultural renewal -- pt. 4. War and the birth of Bangladesh -- 16. Armed conflict -- 17. A state is born -- 18. Imagining a new society -- pt. 5. Independent Bangladesh -- 19. Creating a political system -- 20. Transnational linkages -- 21. Bursting at the seams -- 22. A national culture?
Summary 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

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