Constructing Bangladesh: Religion, Ethnicity, and Language in an Islamic Nation: Religion, Ethnicity, and Language in an Islamic Nation (Google eBook)

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Dec 1, 2006 - Social Science - 248 pages
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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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Contents

Islamic Themes in Premodern Bengali Literature and Life
17
NineteenthCentury Religious Reform Movements
41
Breaking New Ground and Transgressing Boundaries
77
Bengali or Bangladeshi? The Conflict between Religious and Ethnic Nationalisms
117
The Contested Place of Nation in Umma and Globalizing Efforts
155
Epilogue Competing Visions of Community
179
Appendix
187
Notes
191
Bibliography
207
Index
217
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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...

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