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AuthorSchendel, Willem van
TitleA history of Bangladesh / Willem van Schendel
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009
Descript xxvi, 347 p. : ill., maps. ; 23 cm


The long view : A land of water and silt ; Jungle, fields, cities and states ; A region of multiple frontiers ; The delta as a crossroads ; Colonial encounters : From the Mughal empire to the British empire ; The British impact ; A closing agrarian frontier ; Colonial conflicts ; Towards partition ; Partition -- Becoming east Pakistan : The Pakistan experiment ; Pakistan falls apart ; East Pakistani livelihoods ; The roots of aid dependence ; A new elite and cultural renewal -- War and the birth of Bangladesh : Armed conflict ; A state is born ; Imagining a new society -- Independent Bangladesh : Creating a political system ; Transnational linkages ; Bursting at the seams ; A national culture? -- Bangladesh district maps -- Key political figures since 1947

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