Bangladesh: from a nation to a state

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WestviewPress, 1997 - History - 176 pages
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In 1996, Bangladesh celebrated its 25th anniversary. When the country became independent from Pakistan in 1971, it proclaimed itself a parliamentary democracy with four goals - democracy, secularism, socialism, and nationalism. This comprehensive introduction to Bangladesh's history, polity, economy, and society reassesses its successes and failures in reaching these goals after a quarter century of nationhood. Craig Baxter traces the development of national identity in the region, first as part of India and then of Pakistan, and the slow evolution toward statehood. He also explores the formative periods of Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, and British government that preceded Pakistani rule and subsequent independence. Anyone wishing to understand this poor, populous, but ambitious young nation will find this book an invaluable reference.

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A DELTA AND ITS PEOPLE
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Language
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The Palas and the Senas
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Craig Baxter is professor emeritus of politics and history at Juanita College.Yogendra Malik is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Akron.Charles Kennedy is professor of political science at Wake Forest University.Robert Oberst is associate professor of political science at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

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