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By Willem van Schendel

Bangladesh is a brand new identify for an outdated land whose background is little identified to the broader global. a rustic mainly well-known within the West for media photographs of poverty, underdevelopment, and usual mess ups, Bangladesh didn't exist as an self reliant nation until eventually 1971. Willem van Schendel's background unearths the country's vivid, vibrant previous and its varied tradition because it navigates the intense twists and turns that experience created glossy Bangladesh. the tale starts with the early geological background of the delta which has decisively formed Bangladesh society. The narrative then strikes chronologically throughout the period of colonial rule, the partition of Bengal, the conflict with Pakistan and the beginning of Bangladesh as an self sufficient nation. In so doing, it unearths the forces that experience made Bangladesh what it truly is this present day. this is often an eloquent creation to a desirable nation and its resilient and creative people.

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