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By Willem van Schendel

Bangladesh is a brand new identify for an outdated land whose background is little recognized to the broader global. a rustic mainly recognized within the West for media pictures of poverty, underdevelopment, and normal mess ups, Bangladesh didn't exist as an self sufficient country till 1971. Willem van Schendel's historical past unearths the country's vivid, vibrant prior and its varied tradition because it navigates the extreme twists and turns that experience created glossy Bangladesh. the tale starts with the early geological heritage 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 struggle with Pakistan and the delivery of Bangladesh as an autonomous nation. In so doing, it finds the forces that experience made Bangladesh what it really is this day. this is often an eloquent advent to a desirable nation and its resilient and creative people.

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