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Paradoxes of the Nationalist Time: Political Essays on Bangladesh

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Essays
Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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300
ISBN: 
984 05 1634 5
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
Number of Pages: 
188
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These essays show that contrary to the widespread belief, nationalism is not all about the celebration of territory as a marker of identity and power; it is also about time in a fundamental way. The anxiety over time is as fundamental as the one over space. Indeed space appears as one in the distribution of the elements that go into making the time of nationalism. The author contends that, each time the nationalist destiny of Muslim Bengal took a clearly discernible turn, it seemed to the actors as final and irrevocable?the actors of 1937, 1947, 1954, 1957, or 1971.

Political Culture, Political Parties and the Democratic Transition in Bangladesh

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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440
ISBN: 
984 70220 0008 0
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
290
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Democracy in Bangladesh is of global interest as its success would provide a model for democratic transition in Muslim-majority countries. In 1991 Bangladesh embarked upon a new democratic journey but this journey has been fraught with various crises. The book argues that the nature of the Bangladeshi political parties was primarily responsible for this situation. The major political parties have merged, fragmented and proliferated at will all because of the political or factional interests of individual leaders.

Notes from a Prison: Bangladesh

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
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English
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600
ISBN: 
978 984 8815 02 1
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
402
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Bangladesh is an account of a courageous man who has boldly faced every adversary which aimed to destroy him or his will to fight back. Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir was first jailed in 2002 for seven months, was made to starve and tortured by his political opponents. Subsequently, Dr. Alamgir was again picked up in the middle of the night by the military backed government’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on February 2, 2007, without any warrant or charges drawn up against him. He was jailed by the government and was at times put in solitary confinement.

Democracy and the Challenge of Development - A Study of Politics and Military Interventions in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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360
ISBN: 
984 05 1282 X
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1995
Number of Pages: 
394
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There are as many similarities as there are differences between the two military regimes which governed Bangladesh for nearly fifteen out of the first twenty years of its existence. Bangladesh would find it difficult to recover from the effects of the long periods of martial rule or of rule with an unrepresentative government which virtually destroyed the growth of democratic institutions.

In Quest of Fairness

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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500
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978 984 8815 20 5
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2011
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245
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This book assesses the extent to which fairness prevails in various aspects of Bangladesh’s politics, judiciary and society at large. It starts by examining fairness as a concept and social norm before moving onto a detailed assessment of the electoral process in Bangladesh. Several chapters are devoted to the coasts and benefits of the caretaker government system. One chapter focuses on the implications of the ‘clean candidates’ campaign launched by civil society during the last election. Another set of articles revolves around multiple dimensions of governance.

The Bangladesh Revolution and Its Aftermath

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Sociology
Bangladesh Liberation War
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English
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350
ISBN: 
978 984 8815 00 7
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1980
Number of Pages: 
262
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Reprint: 
2003
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Second
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The short but stormy life of Bangladesh presents questions which have a far wider relevance. Was its secessionist birth the outcome of ever-latent nationalism or failure of political management or just Indian armed force? How could its charismatic founder leader fall by assassination in the fourth year of his reign? What made democratic urges culminate in military rule?

Middle Class and the Social Revolution in Bengal: An Incomplete Agenda

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Sociology
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Bangladesh Liberation War
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English
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250
ISBN: 
984 05 1624 8
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
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172
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Since the middle of the nineteenth century, the need for a social revolution has been felt and talked about by the middle class in Bengal. But, ironically, it was the middle class itself that has hindered the revolution. The state has changed in size and name but not in character, indicating that relationships within society have remained basically as they were before. This book examines the double role of the Bengali middle class. Middle class's participation in politics and achievements in the fields of education, literature and culture have been remarkable.

The Third Eye: Glimpses of the Politicos

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Literature and Fiction
Essays
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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Development Studies
Bangladesh Liberation War
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English
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225
ISBN: 
984 05 1163 7
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1991
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250
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This book is a sincere venture to bridge the generation gap. The author recollects the socio-political, academic and cultural atmosphere of Dhaka during the 1950’s and 1960’s and seeks to contrast it with the existing situation. There are strong overtones of nostalgia for the ‘good old days’ and an apparent disdain for the ‘present day violence and disorder.

Tribal Peoples, Nationalism and the Human Rights Challenge - The Adivasis of Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Law and Human Rights
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English
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600
ISBN: 
984 05 1747 3
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
390
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The mapping of the changing historical relationships between people, lands and identities in the central tribal belt of India and in north-eastern parts of the South-Asian subcontinent, sets the context for this study's investigation of one of the world's least known minority situations. The currently muted drama of human rights violations and escalating livelihood crisis among the Adivasis in north-western Bangladesh unfolds within a sub-region of bewilderingly many and interconnected ethnic and ethno-nationalistic struggles for political recognition.

Indigenous Knowledge Inquiries - A Methodologies Manual for Development

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Academic and Reference Books
Anthropology
Development Studies
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English
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984 05 1700 7
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
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.

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