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Out of the Periphery - Development of Coastal Chars in Southeastern Bangladesh

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Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
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675
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984 05 1562 4
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
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2000
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A range of vulnerabilities and an unfulfilled potential for development are the main features of the coastal belt in the southeastern part of Bangladesh. On a day-to-day basis the people living on the coastal belt have to address vulnerabilities as diverse in nature as drainage congestion and the salinity of the soil constraining agricultural yields, cyclones and storms that pose risks to lives and property. Additionally, a heterogeneous social environment with undue influence of well positioned land grabbers can make life and living difficult.

The Rickshaws of Bangladesh

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Lifestyle
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Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
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360
ISBN: 
984 05 1182 3
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1992
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683
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The cycle-rickshaws are one of Bangladesh's most important modes of transport. According to government estimates, they contribute one-third of the total value-added in the transport sector. There are probably more than 750,000 of them, and they employ over one million people. Yet in the past rickshaws have been almost entirely overlooked by policy-makers and researchers. For example, both the Third and Fourth Five Year Plans devoted only a couple of lines to them. This oversight is largely because the rickshaws are seen as inefficient, inhumane, and a symbol of under-development.

The Squatters of Dhaka City - Dynamism in the Life of Agargaon Squatters

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Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
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170
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984 05 1301 0
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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104
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The Squatters of Dhaka City examines the consequences of rapid migration on the migrants and their families, urban economy and urban social services. Through an intensive survey of 300 randomly selected households the study presents an analysis of the socio-economic and cultural dynamics in the life of squatters in the Agargaon area.

Destination Dhaka- Urban Migration: Expectations and Reality

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Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Anthropology
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Urban and Regional Planning URP
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380
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984 05 1480 X
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1999
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194
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Migration from rural regions to urban centers, especially the capital city of Dhaka, continues unabated. Popular hypotheses put forth to elucidate migration are inadequate. Migrants tend to be uneducated, ignorant, landless and unemployed in the countryside. They tend to be unskilled and ill quipped for the city. Yet they migrate with expectations of a better life in the metropolis. The urban benefits, fail to tough the majority of the poor migrants. Many of the migrants live in very poor housing with some living without a shelter.

The 'Pariah' People - An Ethnography of the Urban Sweepers in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
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English
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984 05 1534 9
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Dhaka
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2001
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282
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This book depicts the life and social adaptation of some urban sweepers in Bangladesh. They live as socially degraded untouchables and are a minority within a minority. It focuses on what the author considers to be major concerns in their communal life: question of identity, caste ranking and dignity. The work is based on ethnographic research carried out among the Hindu and newly converted Christian Sweepers of diverse ethnic backgrounds in two different districts.

Lost Innocence, Stolen Childhoods

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Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
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English
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400
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984 70220 0013 4
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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261
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This book examines the lives of Bangladeshi children and adolescents roughly between 8 and 16 years old, exposing vast discrepancies in the rights they are able to exercise. For example, middle class children and the young domestic servants working in their homes may be roughly the same age but they have profoundly different roles, rights and obligations.

Peopling in the Land of Allah Jaane: Power, Peopling and Environment: The Case of Char-lands of Bangladesh

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Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
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Sociology
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English
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300
ISBN: 
984 05 1418 X
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1998
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235
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This book illustrates the uncertainties of the lives of the inhabitants of ‘Char’ lands (reclaimed land) in Bangladesh. Flooding and riverbank erosion are endemic features in the areas close to the major rivers in Bangladesh. The rivers also throw up fertile lands that cause violent clashes between competing camps. Such violence has been examined against the backdrop and compulsions of cropping phenophases. With the help of several case studies, the book describes the survival strategies of the ‘char’ lands.

Indigenous Knowledge Inquiries - A Methodologies Manual for Development

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984 05 1700 7
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2005
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293
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Indigenous Knowledge Inquiries is an essential manual for designing international development projects to be informed by indigenous knowledge. This practical book offers a range of approaches from how to design and manage a research project with a quick and limited indigenous knowledge component, to how to construct projects intended to involve a more long-term and through indigenous knowledge investigation. It sets out guidelines on project design that take into account scope of objectives, time and costs involved.

The Chittagong Hill Tracts: Living in a Borderland

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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
Bangladesh Studies
Law and Human Rights
Anthropology
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English
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2000
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984 05 1553 5
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2001
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327
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‘The Chittagong Hill Tracts: Living in a Borderland’ examines the borderland between Burma, India and Bangladesh, inhabited by twelve distinct ethnic groups with strong cultural and linguistic links with South East Asia. The three specialist authors of this unique book assembled more than 400 mostly unpublished photographs, many in colour, from over 50 private collections. The book introduces the reader to the remarkable cultural variety and modern transformations of this virtually unknown region bridging South East Asia and South Asia.

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