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Bangladesh : from Mujib to Ershad : an interpretive study /
Lawrence Ziring.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Karachi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
description
x, 228 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0195774205 :
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imprint
Karachi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
isbn
0195774205 :
catalogue key
811401
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1994-01:
This brief monograph provides a sympathetic overview of the history of Bangladesh and the leaders who have shaped its politics. Four of the 11 chapters review political developments from 1947 to '71 and the forces which led to the breakup of Pakistan and the creation of Bangladesh. The core of the book, however, is a study of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Genral Ziaur Rahman, and General H.M. Ershad, the three personalities who have dominated and shaped the political development of independent Bangladesh. A short concluding chapter explores the potential futures of the two Bengals and argues that Bangladesh will have to find solutions to the political turmoil, poverty, natural calamities, and economic development problems of the nation within itself. Ziring is a well-known Pakistan specialist who served on the faculty of Dhaka University in 1959-60 and in 1986. His book covers mostly familiar ground and joins a growing list of general surveys written by academics, journalists, aid workers, and former embassy officials available to undergraduate students and general readers interested in Bangladesh. S. A. Kochanek; Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus
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Summaries
Long Description
This critical study of the first 20 years of Bangladesh examines Bangladesh's ethos and legacy. Lawrence Ziring traces the tragic circumstances of its emergence and the difficulties encountered in giving expression to Bengali political aspirations. In major part, the volume analyzes the performances of Bangladesh's principal leaders, who sought, Ziring argues, to articulate the sentiments of their people, but nevertheless failed the nation.
Main Description
A critical account of the emergence and subsequent political development of Bangladesh. The study ranges over the first twenty years of Bangladesh and includes several chapters which examine the causes of the formation of Bangladesh during the Pakistan years. Among the personalities featuredare Fazlul Haq, H. S. Suhrawardy, Khawaja Nazimuddin Mujibur Rahman and Z. A. Bhutto.
Main Description
A critical account of the emergence and subsequent political developmentof Bangladesh. The study ranges over the first twenty years of Bangladesh andincludes several chapters which examine the causes of the formation ofBangladesh during the Pakistan years. Among the personalities featured areFazlul Haq, H. S. Suhrawardy, Khawaja Nazimuddin Mujibur Rahman and Z. A.Bhutto.
Table of Contents
Preface
The Making of Bangladeshp. 1
Genesis of the Awami Leaguep. 16
Awami League Governmentp. 29
From Pakistan to Bangladeshp. 53
Mujibism and the Failure of the Awami League Governmentp. 79
The First Military Orderp. 104
The Ziaur Rahman Administrationp. 129
The Second Military Orderp. 150
The Election Campaign of 1986p. 173
The Passing of the Ershad Erap. 200
The Future of Bangladeshp. 216
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