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A history of Bangladesh /

by Schendel, Willem van.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge ; New Delhi : Cambridge University Press, 2009 [reprint 2016]Description: xxvi, 347 p. : ill., maps. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780521861748 (hbk.); 9780521121903; 0521861748 (hbk.); 9780521679749 (pbk.); 0521679745 (pbk.).Subject(s): Bangladesh -- History | Bangla DeshOnline resources: WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents 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.
Summary: From ecological disaster to partition, this is a fascinating account of the extraordinary events that have produced modern Bangladesh.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-333) and index.

Table of contents 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.

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

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