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  • Bangladesh Beats Global Recession Through Exports

    The tremendous growth in Bangladesh’s exports has been due to three factors – the global recession, new markets and China’s spectacular economic growth.

    September 27, 2010

    Reconstitution of the Bangladesh Rifles

    The mutiny in Bangladesh Rifles in February 2009 tainted the image of the most important para-military force of Bangladesh. It completely destroyed the command structure of the force and created distrust between army and the BDR. In this situation, it became necessary to reconstitute the force. Bangladesh has undertaken this exercise. But the proposed reforms somehow does not appear geared to deal with the grievances of the BDR soldiers which have been seen at least as one of the causes of the mutiny.

    April 2010

    Bangladesh's Extended Continental Shelf: Navigating the Course with India and Myanmar

    The Bay of Bengal is the largest bay off the coast of Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. With the exception of Bangladesh all the littoral states have reached agreements over their bilateral maritime boundaries. As signatories to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, India and Myanmar had to file their claims by June 29, 2009 and by May 21, 2009 respectively, and Bangladesh has to file its claim by July 27, 2011 to the Commission on the limits of the continental shelf.

    September 2010

    Yoginder Rangi asked: Pls tell me the books name which introduce me Bangladesh histrocial background

    Smruti S. Pattanaik replies: List of Books on the History of Bangladesh:

    • Ronouq Jahan, Bangladesh: Problem of integration
    • Sufia Uddin, Constructing Bangladesh
    • Talukdar Moniruzzaman, Group interest and Political change
    • Bernard Hours, Islam amd development in Bangladesh
    • Lawrence Ziring, “Bangladesh: From Mujib to Zia”, (Dhaka: UPL, 1992
    • Anthony Mascarenhas, “Bangladesh: A Legacy of Blood”, (Dunton Green: Hodder and Stoughton, 1986
    • M.G.Kabir and Shaukat Hassan, “Issues and Challenges facing Bangladesh foreign policy, 1989, Bangladesh society of International Studies, Dhaka
    • Emajuddin Ahmed, Military Rule and the Myth of Democracy”, (Gatidhara, Dhaka, 2000
    • Moudud Ahmed, “Bangladesh: The Era of sheikh Mujibur Rehman
    • Ali Riaz, “God Willing: The Politics and Ideology of Islam in Bangladesh”, Comparative Studies of South Asia and Middle East, vol. 23, no 1 & 2, 2003. he also has three books on similar issues.
    • Rafiuddin Ahmed ed. Religion, Nationalism and Politics in Bangladesh” (New Delhi: South Asian Publishers, 1990
    • Hiranmay Karlekar, “Bangladesh: Next Afghanistan” (Delhi: Sage, 2006)
    • J.N.Dixit, Liberation and Beyond (UPL: 1998)
    • Raifuddin Ahmed, The Bengal Muslims 1871-1906: A Quest for Identity (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1988)
    • Anisuzzaman, Identity, Religion and Recent History: Four Lectures on Bangladesh Society (Calcutta: Naya Udyog and MAKAIAS, 1995)
    • Hasan Zaheer, Separation of East Pakistan: Rise and Realization of Bengali Muslim Nationalism (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2001
    • Harun-or-Rahid ed., Inside Bengal Politics 1936-1947: Unpublished Correspondence of Partition Leaders (Dhaka: UPL, 2003
    • Harun or Rashid, The Foreshadowing of Bangladesh: Bengal Muslim League and Muslim Politics 1906-1947 (Dhaka: UPL, 2003)
    • Asim Roy, The Islamic syncretistic Tradition in Bengal (Dhaka: Academic Publishers, 1983
    • M.R Tarafdar, Husain Shahi Bengal, 1494-1538 AD: A Socio-Political Study (Dacca: Asiatic Society of Pakistan, 1965)
    • Rafiuddin Ahmed ed Understanding the Bengal Muslims: Interpretive Essays, (Dhaka: UPL, 2001)
    • Rangalal Sen, Political Elites in Bangladesh (Dhaka, UPL, 1986
    • Tanzeen Murshid, The Sacred and Secular: Bengali Muslim Discourses 1871-1977, (Dhaka: UPL, 1996
    • Mahfuzul H. Chowdhury ed. Thirty Years of Bangladesh Politics: Essays in Memory of Dr Mahfuzul Haq (Dhaka: UPL, 2002

    JMB Remains the Fountainhead of Terror in Bangladesh

    Recent arrests prove the close relationship between Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh and extremist groups that have vowed to turn Bangladesh into an Islamic state.

    July 22, 2010

    Yoginder Rangi asked: What are the causes of Bangladesh's independence?

    Smruti Pattanaik replies: Factors that contributed to the creation of Bangladesh are: economic disparity between East and West Pakistan, and disparity in the representation in the civil service and Army of Pakistan. Two other factors contributed to the disenchantment among East Pakistanis. First, the concept that the defence of the East (Pakistan) lies in the West (Pakistan) led to investment in infrastructure and communication network in West Pakistan. This was in spite of East Pakistan's larger contribution to the economy. In the 1965 Indo-Pak war East Pakistan was left defence-less and at the mercy of India. Second, the one unit formula introduced by President Ayub Khan made West Pakistan equal to East Pakistan though East Pakistan had 53 per cent of population in terms of political representation at the centre. Many prominent Bangladeshis feel the 1971 liberation war and creation of Bangladesh was the actual implementation of the 1942 Lahore resolution which spoke of 'independent states' for Muslims in the north and the East.

    Awami League in Power: Lost Priorities and Opportunities

    Campus violence by its student body, avoidable controversy over the constitution of the war crime tribunal, and unnecessary confrontation with the BNP are diverting the Awami League from its commitment to generate a change in Bangladesh's political culture.

    May 14, 2010

    Another Pakistan-based Terror Group Exposed in Bangladesh

    The latest arrests underline the lack of cooperation among security agencies in South Asia and the support base that exists in Bangladesh for terrorist groups.

    March 04, 2010

    Dams in Arunachal Pradesh: Between Development Debates and Strategic Dimensions

    Dam building in Arunachal Pradesh should not be perceived as an insurmountable irritant, but rather as a sign of a vibrant Indian democracy.

    February 01, 2010

    The Law Catches Up With Mujib Killers in Bangladesh

    The punishment of Mujib’s killers will hopefully now delegitimize this process and strengthen democracy in Bangladesh.

    February 01, 2010