History

Twenty Great Bengalis

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Academic and Reference Books
Biography
Bangladesh Studies
History
Language: 
English
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Editor
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875
ISBN: 
978 984 506 000 4
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Year of Publication: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
425
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Achievements of outstanding personalities and the examples set by leaders of a nation leave footmarks in the history of a people and thus of mankind. What we are today is largely the legacy which our leaders have bequeathed to us. The purpose of the present volume is to record the achievements and the examples set by some of the outstanding personalities from Bengal who have blazed our path of progress.

Diaries of Field Marshal Ayub Khan 1966-1972

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Academic and Reference Books
Biography
Bangladesh Studies
History
Bangladesh Liberation War
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
Editor
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1590
ISBN: 
978 0 19 547442 8
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
599
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Pakistan's first military ruler, Mohammad Ayub Khan, was born in 1907, in the village of Rehana, near Haripur. In 1951, he became the country's first Pakistani Commander-in-Chief, and subsequently served as defence minister in the second cabinet of Mohammad Ali Bogra. On declaration of martial law by Iskander Mirza on 7 October 1958, he was made the chief martial law administrator. Less than three weeks later, after deposing Iskander Mirza in a bloodless coup, Ayub Khan became the president of Pakistan on 27 October 1958.

Turbulence and Tranquillity

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Academic and Reference Books
Biography
Bangladesh Studies
History
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
Author
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500
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1751 0
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2006
Number of Pages: 
217
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The book is an autobiographical account of the author's journey through life beginning with the pre-partition years of India. The author's ambivalence about what really happened at that time and why, is reflected in the book along with stories of his youthful days in Bengal and of the school years in the social and political context of the country. The communal divide of India, the political negotiations and the terrible conflicts at the time of the independence of India and Pakistan are briefly captured. Coming to East Pakistan was not without a silver lining.

One Man's Agony: A Sketch Book of Yahyan Oppression

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Academic and Reference Books
Biography
Bangladesh Studies
History
Bangladesh Liberation War
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
Author
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120
ISBN: 
984 05 1440 7
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1972
Number of Pages: 
94
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This book is about an individual’s experience in 1971 when Bangladesh was writhing under the occupation army of Pakistan. The author was witness to some of the events that shaped the destiny of Bangladesh. The book is a sensitive account of how these events affected him and probably millions of his compatriots.

Contents:

1.Bangladesh: The Birth Travail / 2. The Resistance to Evil / 3. The Tragedy Deepens / 4. The Strength at the Core / 5. What the Ambassador and the Brigadier Said / 6. The Bond with the People / 7. A Cruel Joke

Dynasties of India and beyond: Pakistan, Srilanka, Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
South Asian Studies
History
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
Author
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600
ISBN: 
984 05 1689 2
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2003
Number of Pages: 
363
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Although the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty alone has hogged the worlds ---‘attention so far — because of its uniquely dazzling dominance and durability — it is not the only one within India, leave alone the neighbouring countries of South Asia and beyond. Indeed, the number of clans striding the political stage in the region is rather large. The Senanayakes and the Bandarnaikes were entrenched in SriLanka well before Indira Gandhi first became India’s prime minister in 1966.

Paradoxes of the Nationalist Time: Political Essays on Bangladesh

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Essays
Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
English
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Author's Role: 
Author
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300
ISBN: 
984 05 1634 5
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
Number of Pages: 
188
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These essays show that contrary to the widespread belief, nationalism is not all about the celebration of territory as a marker of identity and power; it is also about time in a fundamental way. The anxiety over time is as fundamental as the one over space. Indeed space appears as one in the distribution of the elements that go into making the time of nationalism. The author contends that, each time the nationalist destiny of Muslim Bengal took a clearly discernible turn, it seemed to the actors as final and irrevocable?the actors of 1937, 1947, 1954, 1957, or 1971.

The Bangladesh Revolution and Its Aftermath

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Sociology
Bangladesh Liberation War
Language: 
English
Authors Information
Author's Role: 
Author
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350
ISBN: 
978 984 8815 00 7
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1980
Number of Pages: 
262
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HB
Reprint: 
2003
Edition: 
Second
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The short but stormy life of Bangladesh presents questions which have a far wider relevance. Was its secessionist birth the outcome of ever-latent nationalism or failure of political management or just Indian armed force? How could its charismatic founder leader fall by assassination in the fourth year of his reign? What made democratic urges culminate in military rule?

Middle Class and the Social Revolution in Bengal: An Incomplete Agenda

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Category Type: 
Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Sociology
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Bangladesh Liberation War
Language: 
English
Authors Information
Author's Role: 
Author
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250
ISBN: 
984 05 1624 8
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
Number of Pages: 
172
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Since the middle of the nineteenth century, the need for a social revolution has been felt and talked about by the middle class in Bengal. But, ironically, it was the middle class itself that has hindered the revolution. The state has changed in size and name but not in character, indicating that relationships within society have remained basically as they were before. This book examines the double role of the Bengali middle class. Middle class's participation in politics and achievements in the fields of education, literature and culture have been remarkable.

Assassination of Ziaur Rahman and the Aftermath

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Category Type: 
Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
English
Authors Information
Author's Role: 
Author
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300
ISBN: 
984 70220 0040 0
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
93
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The book is a chronology of events surrounding the assassination of late President Ziaur Rahman and the aftermath, as well as a brief commentary on Zias rise to power. The author, who was Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong at the time of Zia's assassination, narrates these events from his perspective. It is a riveting account of the last hours of the most powerful man of Bangladesh that time, and the series of events leading to the capture and assassination of another freedom fighter, late Maj. Gen. Manzoor Hussain.

From East Bengal to Bangladesh: Dynamics and Perspectives

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Category Type: 
Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Bangladesh Liberation War
Language: 
English
Authors Information
Author: 
Author's Role: 
Author
UPL Showroom Price: 
1200
ISBN: 
978 984 506 247 3
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
438
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HB
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2nd (February 2017)
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ROAD TO BANGLADESH SERIES is designed to present published accounts of the background to the emergence of Bangladesh. The Series showcases such a collection that, when put together, achieves a well-rounded narrative of the events of 1971. Books in the series should be an invaluable collection for those interested in South Asian affairs, particularly students and scholars of politics, history, development and social transformation.

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