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.