Constructing Bangladesh: Religion, Ethnicity, and Language in an Islamic Nation: Religion, Ethnicity, and Language in an Islamic Nation (Google eBook)
Highlighting the dynamic, pluralistic nature of Islamic civilization, Sufia M. Uddin examines the complex history of Islamic state formation in Bangladesh, formerly the eastern part of the Indian province of Bengal. Uddin focuses on significant moments in
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Islamic Themes in Premodern Bengali Literature and Life
NineteenthCentury Religious Reform Movements
Breaking New Ground and Transgressing Boundaries
Bengali or Bangladeshi? The Conflict between Religious and Ethnic Nationalisms
The Contested Place of Nation in Umma and Globalizing Efforts
Epilogue Competing Visions of Community
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Page 1 - Let me restate my views on the question of a State language for Pakistan. For official use in this province, the people of the province can choose any language they wish. This question will be decided solely in accordance with the wishes of the people of this province alone, as freely expressed through their accredited representatives at the appropriate time and after full and dispassionate consideration. There can, however, be only one lingua franca, that is, the language for inter-communication...