The Emergence of Bangladesh: Class struggles in East Pakistan, 1947-1958

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This volume examines the events which led to the political liquidation of the Muslim League in the 1954 provincial elections in East Pakistan and the subsequent undermining of the results of this victory through interventions from the Central Government. The work provides some insights into the struggle over the framing of the constitution of Pakistan. It traces the gradual subversion of the democratic process through conspiracy from above and compromises and collusion from within the political process culminating in the declaration of Martial Law in 1958. The book is likely to be instructive for students, scholars and general researchers and will provoke political debate in both Pakistan and Bangladesh."--BOOK JACKET.

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Pakistan and the Minority Question
Regional Imbalance in the Structure of Power
New Contradictions in East Pakistan

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About the author (2004)

Badruddin Umar has an MA in Political Science from Dhaka University and holds an Honours degree in PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) from Oxford University. He taught philosophy at Dhaka University and then Political Science at Rajshashi University where he was the Chairman of theDepartment of Political Science. He became a full time political activist and writer and worked amongst the workers and peasants of Bangladesh. He was for many years President of the Bangladesh Lekhok Shibir (writer s association). He has lectured at South Asian Studies Department at HeidelbergUniversity, Berlin University and Cambridge University, and has also given the prestigious Raja Ramohan Roy Memorial Lecture at Calcutta University.

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