Schendel, Willem van.

A history of Bangladesh / by Willem van Schendel. - Cambridge ; New Delhi : Cambridge University Press, 2009 [reprint 2016]. - xxvi, 347 p. : ill., maps. ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-333) and index.

A land of water and silt -- Jungle, fields, cities and states -- A region of multiple frontiers -- The delta as a crossroads -- From the Mughal empire to the British empire -- The British impact -- A closing agrarian frontier -- Colonial conflicts -- Towards partition -- Partition -- The Pakistan experiment -- Pakistan falls apart -- East Pakistani livelihoods -- The roots of aid dependence -- A new elite and cultural renewal -- Armed conflict -- A state is born -- Imagining a new society -- Creating a political system -- Transnational linkages -- Bursting at the seams -- A national culture? -- Conclusion. Table of contents

From ecological disaster to partition, this is a fascinating account of the extraordinary events that have produced modern Bangladesh.



9780521861748 (hbk.) 9780521121903 0521861748 (hbk.) 9780521679749 (pbk.) 0521679745 (pbk.)

2009284684


Bangladesh--History.
Bangla Desh.

DS394.5 / .S34 2009

954.92 / SCH 2009

Library Home | Contacts | E-journals

Last Update on 12 January 2014
Copyright @ 2011-2015 EWU Library
East West University