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Bangabandhu and Bangladesh: analysing contemporary society and politics

Karim, A.H.M Zehadul (2016) Bangabandhu and Bangladesh: analysing contemporary society and politics. Shrabon Prokashoni, Dhaka, Bangladesh. ISBN 978-984-92016-7-0

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After a rule of two hundred years, the British proclaimed independence of the Indian sub-continent by dividing it into two major countries, namely India and Pakistan in the year 1947. Pakistan comprised of two different regions, namely West Pakistan and East Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh), which remained geographically disjointed from each other with a distance of two thousand miles across the Indian Territory. Since its inception, the union of Bangladesh with Pakistan has been very unhappy and volatile from the socio-economic, political and lingua-cultural perspectives where the people of Bangladesh are often treated as colonial segmentation of Pakistan. After being freed from the British rule, Bangladesh has now fallen into another kind of colonial rule of Pakistan where they exploit the people of Bangladesh in terms of their political rights and economic shares. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, an internationally reputed national hero of Bangladesh who also incidentally fought for the independence of Pakistan during British colonization, soon realised after independence that it would be difficult to stay amicable with the Pakistanis which was expected before the independence. With such realization, at the initial stage, he raised the issue of the rights of the Bangladesh people which was turned down by the military rulers of Pakistan who imprisoned Bangabandhu several times to detract the movement and humiliate the nation. Under this circumstance, Bangabandhu Shaikh Mujibur Rahman then united the people of the country step by step to fight for the independence of Bangladesh which culminated finally in December 1971. Prior to that, within the constitutional framework of Pakistan, Shaikh Mujibur Rahman and his political party, Awami League had gained an overwhelming majority in the parliament to form a government which was unlawfully disallowed by the Pakistan Army. Rather they suddenly with a military crackdown in March 1971 had mercilessly killed millions of people of the land. Bangladesh was founded after the war broke out for ten months and the country was finally liberated in December 1971 under the leadership of Bangabandhu. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman accomplished such amazing feats and visions that many leaders of the world could not have even dream of. He was a legendary personality who taught his people to live with dignity and honour. With a proportionately tall-statured physique, Bangabandhu possessed a thunderous God-gifted voice, having an extraordinary oratory capacity with indomitable spirit, bravery and self-confidence which were beyond many people. It is no wonder that he was called the poet of politics. This book incorporates a number of articles written by the author himself relating to the independence of Bangladesh and thus analysed the contribution of Banagbandhu Shaikh Mujibur Rahman with a special focus on his life and struggle. The book additionally includes a few articles relating to the contemporary issues of Bangladesh.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 6372/53247
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangabandhu, Bangladesh, contemporary society, politics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H10 Societies
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H71 General works
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. A.H.M. Zehadul Karim
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2017 11:58
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2017 15:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53247

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