Bangladesh Studies

Turbulence and Tranquillity

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Biography
Bangladesh Studies
History
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English
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500
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1751 0
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2006
Number of Pages: 
217
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The book is an autobiographical account of the author's journey through life beginning with the pre-partition years of India. The author's ambivalence about what really happened at that time and why, is reflected in the book along with stories of his youthful days in Bengal and of the school years in the social and political context of the country. The communal divide of India, the political negotiations and the terrible conflicts at the time of the independence of India and Pakistan are briefly captured. Coming to East Pakistan was not without a silver lining.

One Man's Agony: A Sketch Book of Yahyan Oppression

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Biography
Bangladesh Studies
History
Bangladesh Liberation War
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English
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120
ISBN: 
984 05 1440 7
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1972
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94
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This book is about an individual’s experience in 1971 when Bangladesh was writhing under the occupation army of Pakistan. The author was witness to some of the events that shaped the destiny of Bangladesh. The book is a sensitive account of how these events affected him and probably millions of his compatriots.

Contents:

1.Bangladesh: The Birth Travail / 2. The Resistance to Evil / 3. The Tragedy Deepens / 4. The Strength at the Core / 5. What the Ambassador and the Brigadier Said / 6. The Bond with the People / 7. A Cruel Joke

Between Conformity and Resistance - Women Garment Workers in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Gender Studies
Law and Human Rights
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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480
ISBN: 
984 05 1599 3
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
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293
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This book contributes to the ongoing discussions and discourses about processes of economic globalization and the so-called feminization of labor that accompany the economic and social transformations taking place world-wide. The focus is on the new modes of industrial production, notably in the export-oriented manufacturing sector in Bangladesh, where there is an increased participation of women in the workforce. The book intends to show how the Bangladeshi women workers view themselves and their actions within the given cultural, political and economic setting.

In Quest of Empowerment - The Grameen Bank Impact on Women's Power and Status

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
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English
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200
ISBN: 
984 05 1259 5
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1994
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174
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The final document of the Nairobi Conference, the Forward Looking Strategies (FLS) for the Advancement of Women, lists among its objectives: Every women should have an opportunity for self supporting employment. In rural Bangladesh women had no access to the formal employment market nor access to credit to engage in income generating activities before the advent of the garments manufacturing sector and the Grameen Bank. This study documents the result of an investigation into the effects of women's economic participation and earnings on their marital decision making power.

Poverty, Intra-Household Distribution and Gender Relations in Bangladesh: Evidence and Policy Implications

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
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English
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900
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978 984 506 030 1
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2011
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472
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While assessing poverty incidence, it is a regular practice to consider the household as a single entity. This ignores intra-household distributional aspects, implicitly assuming that individual members face identical consequences in the event of the household’s coming to terms with changing economic circumstances. As a result, poverty measures will be misleading if household resource allocation mechanisms tend to favors some members at the cost of others.

Policies, Budget and PRSP: Are They Promoting Women's Rights in Bangladesh?

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Administration and public policy
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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620
ISBN: 
978 984 506 038 7
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2011
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383
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Violence and injustice against women are common phenomena in Bangladesh due to the traditional patriarchal socioeconomic structure and mindset. Bangladesh has significant constitutional provision and statutory laws guaranteeing human and fundamental rights and women’s equal rights. However, poor quality of governance and non-implementation of these national policies have undermined the constitutional pledges.

Purity and Communal Boundaries: Women and Social Change in a Bangladeshi Village

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Gender Studies
Anthropology
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English
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375
ISBN: 
984 05 1611 6
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2001
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200
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Purity and Communal Boundaries explores the rich complexities of a central Bangladeshi village, populated by Muslims, Hindus and Christians. Through a carefully constructed theoretical framework Sand Rozario demonstrates the ways in which class and communal domination reinforce gender inequality. The position of women is analysed in terms of linkages between religious values, sexuality, economics and politics. Rozario also examines the divergence between the demands of the economy and the system of values in Bengali society.

Belonging to Others: Cultural Construction of Womenhood in a Village in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Gender Studies
Anthropology
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English
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325
ISBN: 
984 05 1321 4
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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252
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This is a study of social organization, focusing on the symbolic construction of womanhood in Muslim peasant community in Bangladesh. In the patriarchal, patrilocal, patrilineal society of Bangladesh, socio-cultural values sanction segregation of sexes, impose strict gender division of labor and foster a systematic bias of male supremacy (Roushan Jahan, 1983). Marriage is also seen as an exchange for security by which women obtain protection in return for the opportunity providing the continuity of patrilines. Thus a woman is rendered transferable.

Why Women Count - Essays on Women in Development in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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290
ISBN: 
984 05 1345 1
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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183
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One of the most densely populated countries in the world, Bangladeshs 25 years of existence has been peppered with violent political upheavals, natural disasters of gargantuan proportions, and an increase in the absolute number of people living in poverty. Against this background Why Women Count assesses the social and economic situation of women in Bangladesh. The foundation is laid by the first essay Non-market work and the system of national accounts which emphasizes the importance of accurately accounting in the GDP the work done by women both in and outside the home.

Women at the Center - Grameen Bank Borrowers After One Decade

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
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English
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380
ISBN: 
984 05 1377 0
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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251
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For two decades, the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh has successfully administered a unique program that lends small sums to poor women for income generation. This is the first empirical study to examine the long-term influence of these loans on the borrowers, and it demonstrates that credit alone can fundamentally change the lives of poor women-even in the absence of other aid programs and in an environment distinctly hostile to women's autonomy. Helen Todd spent a year in two villages in Bangladesh following the lives of women who have been borrowing from the Grameen Bank for a decade.

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