Fifty Years of Bangladesh 1971 2021

Fifty. Years. of. Bangladesh,. 19712021. “As of today, it is the only historical sociology of Bangladesh illustrating the nation's culture, development, governance, and identity crises from the perspectives of history, politics, ...

Author: Taj Hashmi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030971589

Category: Social Science

Page: 398

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This book, the first historical sociology of its kind concerning Bangladesh, examines the country's what-went-wrong-syndrome during the first fifty years of its existence, 1971-2021. The work is an exception to the traditional studies on modern and contemporary Bangladesh. The study is also a post-history of united Pakistan. Busting several myths, it sheds light on many known and unknown facts about the history, politics, society, and culture of the country. Besides being a twice-born country – liberated twice, from the British in 1947 and from West Pakistanis in 1971 – it is also an artificial entity suffering from acute crises of culture, development, governance, and identity. Hashmi attributes the culture and identity crises to the demographic byproducts of bad governance. In addition to being overpopulated, Bangladesh is also resource-poor and has one of the most unskilled populations, largely lumpen elements and peasants. According to Marx, these people represent “the unchanging remnants of the past”. The second round of independence empowered these lumpen classes, who suffer from an identity crisis and never learn the art of governance. The proliferation of pseudo-history about liberation has further divided the polity between the two warring tribes who only glorify their respective idols, Mujib and Zia. Pre-political and pre-capitalist peasants’ / lumpen elements’ lack of mutual trust and respect have further plagued Bangladesh, turning it into one of the least governable, corrupt, and inefficient countries. It is essential to replace the pre-capitalist order of the country run by multiple lumpen classes with capitalist and inclusive institutions.

President Ziaur Rahman Legendary Leader of Bangladesh

and “The Untold Truth About Sheikh Mujib's Stance on Independence in 1971 and How He Brought Bangladesh to the Brink ... some of which include: Fifty Years of Bangladesh, 1971-2021: Culture-Identity-Governance (forthcoming); Pakistan as ...

Author: Q M Jalal Khan

Publisher: Writers Republic LLC

ISBN: 1637285744

Category: History

Page: 438

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President Ziaur Rahman holds a unique distinction to make the historic declaration of the Independence of Bangladesh. He then led the glorious liberation war to victory in 1971, and then became the maker of modern Bangladesh in 1975-1981. He succeeded where Sheikh Mujibur Rahman failed, both as a political leader and as an administrator. In view of his crucial role at the time of the creation of Bangladesh and thereafter, President Zia was perhaps the most phenomenally popular figure of his country. His short life of forty-five years was like an intense flare of incandescent light. Even after forty-two years since his assassination by some deviant army officers, with Indian instigation and insinuation, Zia remains irreplaceable; his void unfillable. His character, nobility and dignity could perhaps be matched only by his wife, the great and glorious Begum Khaleda Zia, who would later be a three-time Prime Minister. Both being the most famed and famous, both are/were almost equally legendary not only in their amazing and enormous popularity but also in their achievements and their sacrifice for the cause of the nation. Beside the devilish and dastardly actions of torture and terror by Sheikh Hasina and her corrupt-to-the-core fascist regime, Zia’s and Begum Zia’s accomplishments, together with their sufferings, stand out as bright as the solar shine of the day. In contrast with Hasina’s politics of destruction, oppression and repression, Zia’s and Begum Zia’s patriotic deeds and ideals continue to remain in the limelight as William Blake’s tiger “burning bright/In the forests of the night.” President Zia saved Bangladesh at least twice. He rescued the nation by making the clarion call for the independence of Bangladesh on 26 March 1971, when the political leadership failed to respond to the trust the people reposed on them. The declaration was followed by Zia’s role as an effective organizer of war and a liberation war hero. The second time was in early November 1975, when the nation plunged into chaos and confusion by the India-instigated conspiracy crushed by the army-people uprising. A group of patriotic soldiers rescued General Zia from custody and restored his authority. He rose to the occasion to save the nation during this crisis time. Zia’s stewardship and statesmanship grew through the years of his rule and professional career. He was a successful sector commander, deputy chief of the army, chief of the army, and, finally, the most successful president with a track record of unprecedented contributions. He was a “large, sweet soul” and “the sweetest, wisest soul of all [our] days and lands,” as President Abraham Lincoln was to American poet Walt Whitman. Like Lincoln, who was also assassinated at the age of 56, following a civil war, Zia also was, “The great star early droop’d. O powerful western fallen star!” This book is a great collection of writings about a great President by a number of notable authors and scholars, who place President Zia highly in the annals of the country’s formation and political development. It is an effort to contribute to the nationalist narrative with accuracy and objectivity. Highly readable and worth reading, the volume is a landmark publication in the political history of Bangladesh that all concerned will find interesting and informative.

Bangladesh Under Awami Tyranny

... some of which include: Fifty Years of Bangladesh, 1971-2021: Culture-Identity-Governance (OUP); Pakistan as a Peasant Utopia: The Communalization of Class Politics in East Bengal, 1920-1947; Islam, Muslims and the Modern State; ...

Author: Q M Jalal Khan, Zoglul Husain & Zoglul Husain

Publisher: Writers Republic LLC

ISBN: 1646208943

Category: Political Science

Page: 570

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Bangladesh under the Hasina-led traumatically tyrannical and transgressive Awami regime is a story of disaster and damnation. The fraud and fascist regime, a lackey of Indian hegemonism and Hindutvaism, recklessly pursues a policy of death and destruction, at least since 2009. The country used to be ruled with the same policy of elimination and annihilation during the time of her father Sheikh Mujib in 1972-1975 as well. The miserable condition led to his unlamented death and dismissal, to the joy and relief of the people of all walks of life, including his own Awami party and the armed forces. Now the situation under his daughter Sheikh Hasina is much worse. She is at the top of an Indian puppet regime that is corrupt and criminal to the core making the great majority suffer in the ongoing choking and suffocating circumstances of state terrorism. People live an utterly insecure and frightened life in a highly polarized police and prison state of chains and shackles, boots and bullets. torture and torment, bestial appetites, pervert human intellect and endless malice against the political opposition. The regime’s brutalities know no bounds; its persecution and prosecution of dissent are unlimited; its foot soldiers are deadlier than anything. They and their partisan police and RAB are brazenly emblazoned figures of the seven deadly sins, just as their Hindutva cult following leader Hasina, dubbed by critics as ‘Mother of Mafias,’ is an illiberal embodiment of all mischiefs and misdeeds. A fascist dictator, she is a tigress in human form, hungry for humongous accumulation of autocratic and authoritarian power and control at the expense of freedom, independence, sovereignty, and human rights. A viciously vindictive tyrant, again, backed by the fanatical and fundamentalist Hindu nationalist India, Hasina enjoys innocent adversaries liquidated; massacres committed; innocent people gunned down; politicians, intellectuals and journalists arrested, remanded, tortured, thrown behind bars, and even hanged; opposition members detained or disappeared; houses and neighborhoods set on fire; religious festivities violently tainted; desecration of holy books exploited and flames of communal fires fanned for gaining political mileage; women and children raped; banks and billions looted; and the poor committing suicide or dying of hunger. In the name of development, mostly fake and fictitious, and dented and demented, floodgates to corruption are opened, mega millions stolen, democracy killed, opposition suppressed, elections rigged, drugs made available in plenty, institutions left to collapse, education to fail, professionalism in professions going down the drains, transparency and accountability going to the dogs, and thus Pandora’s box of ills and evils continuing to be released with no stop in sight. This book is an attempt to capture only a portion of the dark tunnel of all swallowing Awami tyranny and all its abysmal tentacles spreading across Bangladesh for years and years with no end in sight.

Development Neoliberalism and Islamism in South Asia

This book is of interest to scholars of development studies, political Islam, and security studies, including terrorism and the politics of South Asia. Mustahid Husain is a scholar based at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Author: Mustahid M. Husain

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 303103113X

Category: Political Science

Page: 154

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This monograph analyzes development through an examination of those class relations and how they are situated vis-à-vis the politics of development and economic globalization in Bangladesh, and how they shape aid delivery mechanisms and aid recipients’ choices in participating in such program. One of the main findings is that development in Bangladesh relies on dual hegemony, which he articulates as an alliance between the new Bangladeshi political and economic elite and the Western international aid/development industry. He argues that dual hegemony functions in such a way that it erodes the Bangladeshi middle-class and reinforces class and caste differences through the privatization of the public sector and greater fragmentation of civil society. This book is of interest to scholars of political Islam, international politics, and security studies, including terrorism and the politics of South Asia.

Bangladesh at Fifty

Bangladesh is celebrating its fifty years of independence in 2021, following a nine-month long liberation war with the Pakistani army in 1971. During the war, there was extensive destruction and damage to the economy and all types of ...

Author: Mustafa K. Mujeri

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030567915

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 570

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This book explores the diverse experience of Bangladesh’s development over the last fifty years and provides systematic explanations of its success in socioeconomic development. It also assesses future trends on the basis of past experiences. It is widely acknowledged that Bangladesh provides one of the most striking examples in the study of present day development along with rapid growth and catching up. The analysis highlights the development traps that Bangladesh faced during its journey and the ones that may have to be faced in the coming decades in order to move towards prosperity. The book asserts that explaining Bangladesh’s development is not for the simpleminded; any single mono-causal explanation for Bangladesh’s development is bound to fall down in the face of reality. This book will be of interest to academics, students, policy makers and development practitioners especially in developing countries—in particular in South Asia and Bangladesh.

Digital Transformation and Economic Development in Bangladesh

At its fifty years of independence in 2021, various authors and commentators highlight the underlying causes of Bangladesh's impressive growth and development (Basu, 2021; Hossain, 2020a; Mujeri & Mujeri, 2020).

Author: Monzur Hossain

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811927537

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

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This book assesses the digital Bangladesh initiative of the government through different lenses: supply-side and demand-side perspectives and policy diffusions. The Bangladesh government has been pursuing a big-push policy for digitalization, namely the “Digital Bangladesh Vision,” since 2009 as a shifting development strategy to leapfrog into the next level of development with the leverage of demographic dividend. However, historical anecdotes, dictated policy, international success stories and other related issues could lead to a rethinking on ICT-based development strategy. The content of the book draws on the author’s long-standing research works on ICTs and economic growth in Bangladesh.

Current Affairs March 2021 E Book Get PDF for monthly updates

Bangladesh celebrates 50 years of independence • Bangladesh celebrated 50 years of its independence on 26 March 2021. • It was 50 years ago on the night of March 25, 1971, that Pakistan's military launched a violent crackdown on the ...

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Current Affairs Yearly Review 2021 E Book Download Free PDF

Bangladesh celebrates 50 years of independence • Bangladesh celebrated 50 years of its independence on 26 March 2021. • It was 50 years ago on the night of March 25, 1971, that Pakistan's military launched a violent crackdown on the ...

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Days and Events Current Affairs Yearly Review 2021 E book PDF

It is the largest state of India in terms of the area and also shares borders with Pakistan's Punjab province. Bangladesh celebrates 50 years of independence • Bangladesh celebrated 50 years of its ...

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Strategic Cooperation and Partnerships Between Australia and South Asia Economic Development Trade and Investment Opportunities Post COVID 19

Australia and Bangladesh are celebrating 50 years' trade and diplomatic relationship in 2021, which commenced right after the independence of Bangladesh in 1971. Australia was one of the first countries to recognise Bangladesh and ...

Author: Medhekar, Anita

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 179988659X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 403

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced countries around the globe into lockdown, imposing trade and travel restrictions with devastating economic impacts on all sectors of the economy. In working toward greater economic stability, Australia has been strengthening its trade relations with other countries, which is reflected through its increased strategic relations with India. However, it is now essential to explore how Australia is working to further expand its collaboration with other South Asian countries and find new markets and opportunities for trade, investment, tourism, international education, and business dealings for its resources, services, manufacturing, and technology sectors. Strategic Cooperation and Partnerships Between Australia and South Asia: Economic Development, Trade, and Investment Opportunities Post COVID-19 provides an overview of the Australian trade and investment relationship with South Asian countries and identifies the trends and developments of bilateral trade agreements in strategic areas of trade, tourism, investment, education, prior and post COVID-19. Covering topics such as international trade, climate change policy, and macroeconomics, it is ideal for policymakers, practitioners, industry professionals, government officials, academicians, researchers, instructors, and students.