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By Willem van Schendel

ISBN-10: 0521679745

ISBN-13: 9780521679749

ISBN-10: 0521861748

ISBN-13: 9780521861748

Bangladesh is a brand new identify for an previous land whose historical past is little recognized to the broader global. a rustic mainly recognized within the West for media photos of poverty, underdevelopment, and ordinary mess ups, Bangladesh didn't exist as an self sustaining country till 1971. Willem van Schendel's historical past finds the country's bright, vibrant prior and its assorted tradition because it navigates the intense twists and turns that experience created smooth Bangladesh. the tale starts off with the early geological background of the delta which has decisively formed Bangladesh society. The narrative then strikes chronologically throughout the period of colonial rule, the partition of Bengal, the battle with Pakistan and the start of Bangladesh as an self sustaining nation. In so doing, it unearths the forces that experience made Bangladesh what it's this present day. this is often an eloquent advent to a desirable kingdom and its resilient and artistic people.

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