South Asian Studies

Burma: Nationalism and Ideology

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
Sociology
Language: 
English
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Author
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250
ISBN: 
984 05 1114 9
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1989
Number of Pages: 
117
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HB
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What happens in Burma has considerable implications for those who live in South and South East Asia. In this book a former Burmese guerrilla and social dilemmas. He traces its roots in the historical and cultural diversities of Burmese people, in the feudal and colonial heritage of the country and in the stormy whirlwind of the modern political doctrines.

Bangladesh and Pakistan: Flirting with Failure in South Asia

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
South Asian Studies
Bangladesh Liberation War
Language: 
English
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600
ISBN: 
978 984 8815 19 9
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
275
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HB
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2014
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Since 1971, Pakistan has evolved into a praetorian state plagued by army interventions and corrupt civilian governments. Nevertheless, the tunnel-vision of General Musharraf triggered a political implosion in 2007, and widespread dismay over the assassination of Benzir Bhutto has led Pakistanis to vote overwhelmingly for unfettered civilian rule and the diminishment of religious parties. In contrast, the Bangladesh Army seems intent on returning control to civilians, having remained averse to power for the past seventeen years.

History and Heritage: Reflections on Society Politics and Culture of South Asia

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
History
Bangladesh Liberation War
Language: 
English
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Author
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275
ISBN: 
978 984 506 105 6
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
113
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The eight chapters included in this small volume deal with a variety of subjects relating to history and politics, society and social thought as well as the cultural heritage of the South Asian region particularly Bangladesh. The author suggests that, despite the political divisions of 1947 and 1971, the peoples of South Asia belong to one indivisible civilisation, the product of more than a thousand years of common history.

Bengal Muslims in Search of Social Identity 1905-47

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South Asian Studies
Bangladesh Studies
History
Sociology
Bangladesh Liberation War
Language: 
English
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360
ISBN: 
984 05 1333 8
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1998
Number of Pages: 
276
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During the first four decades of the twentieth century the Bengali Muslim quest for identity among middle class was the most descernible aspect of the social development of the community. The actual process started during the last quarter of the nineteenth century, and was shaped in the hands of the nascent middle class intelligentsia. For them it had became difficult to choose a right course of action amidst perplexing varieties of mutually contradictory ideas.

Pakistan: Failure in National Integration

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
History
Bangladesh Liberation War
Language: 
English
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400
ISBN: 
978 984 506 227 5
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
First Bangladesh Edition, 1994
Number of Pages: 
248
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HB
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Third impression, 2015
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ROAD TO BANGLADESH SERIES is designed to present published accounts of the background to the emergence of Bangladesh. The Series showcases such a collection that, when put together, achieves a well-rounded narrative of the events of 1971. Books in the series should be an invaluable collection for those interested in South Asian affairs, particularly students and scholars of politics, history, development and social transformation.

Critical Times - Memoirs of a South Asian Diplomat

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Category Type: 
Academic and Reference Books
Biography
South Asian Studies
Bangladesh Liberation War
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
Author
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245
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1229 4
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1994
Number of Pages: 
272
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This is an insightful narrative of a South Asian Diplomat. Fakhruddin Ahmed is an illustrious diplomat from Bangladesh. He writes about his varied experiences highlighting some very interesting and fascinating events including deep insight concerning negotiations between India and Pakistan over Kashmir during the sixties. The vision of independent Bangladesh, freedom struggle and its trials and tribulations are all sharply focused.

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
Language: 
English
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380
ISBN: 
984 05 1377 0
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
Number of Pages: 
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.

Megacity Governance in South Asia: A Comparative Study

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
English
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750
ISBN: 
984 05 1717 1
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
517
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This is a pioneering study comparing the governance arrangements in the five megacities (cities with population around 10 million) of South Asia, namely Dhaka in Bangladesh, Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi in India and Karachi in Pakistan within a common analytical framework. The book is divided into seven chapters. The first and introductory chapter lays down the theoretical underpinnings and methodology of the study, besides identifying the major urbanization trends in South Asia.

The Marginal Nation: Transborder Migration from Bangladesh to West Bengal

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
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300
ISBN: 
984 05 1490 3
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1999
Number of Pages: 
227
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Throughout South Asia, questions of illegal immigration combined wit those of national security have acquired politically explosive dimensions in recent years. Despite this, migration studies have remained, by and large, confined to the domains of economics and demography. Dealing with transborder migrations from Bangladesh to West Bengal, The Marginal Nation analyzes these issues within a richer perspective which accommodates the historical, cultural and geographic dimensions along with the economic and demographic.

Social Protection and Livelihoods - Marginalised Migrant Workers of India and Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Law and Human Rights
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
English
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Editor
Author: 
Author's Role: 
Editor
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550
ISBN: 
984 70220 0032 5
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
236
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In recent years the term social protection has gained currency in developmental discourse: encompassing the range of protective transfers, services and formal and informal safeguards that are available to protect people in need or at risk of being in need. Whilst migration offers a safety net for poorer people in search of alternative or supplementary livelihoods, it also deprives many, of access to formal and informal sources of support. Social protection concerns emerge at all stages of migration: before departure, in transit, at destination and upon return.

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