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Bangladesh: civil resistance in the struggle for independence, 1948-1971

Hossain, Ishtiaq (2013) Bangladesh: civil resistance in the struggle for independence, 1948-1971. In: Recovering non-violent history: civil resistance in liberation struggles. Lynne-Rienner, Colorado, USA, pp. 199-216. ISBN 9781588268952

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By taking a longer, historical view of Bengalis' struggle for independence, this chapter focuses on the Bangla language movement and the nonviolent civil resistance of March 1971. Both movements were directed against a government' which repeatedly used violent means of repression against unarmed people.However, the resort to violence failed to strangulate the movements,often backfired,and ultimately proved counter productive in the face of massive nonviolent mobilization. These two movements are viewed as important "shapers" of Bengali national identity and "enablers" of the emergence of a quasi-independent East Pakistan by the time violent struggle broke out on March 25, 1971 ' I91

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 3957/30446
Uncontrolled Keywords: Non-violence, Civil disobedience, National liberation movements
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Dr. Ishtiaq Hossain
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2013 10:49
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2014 16:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30446

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