Bangladesh: From a Nation to a State

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former districts have been designated regions but have no specific powers delegated to them. The highest level of local government is the division, of which there are six: Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Barisal, Khulna, and Rajshahi. Although the Begum Zia government has questioned Ershad's system of local government, for most practical purposes the system remains.


Notes
1
In the play, act 5, scene 5, Richmond and Stanley enter. Stanley, bearing the crown, says to Richmond, "Wear it, enjoy it, and make much of it."
2
The full text of Ershad speech is contained in Bangladesh Today, published by the High Commission of Bangladesh, London, March 15-31, 1982.
3
See Mizanur Rahman Shelley, The Chittagong Hill Tracts ( Dhaka: Centre for Development Research, 1992).
4
This is the summary of a description of the Ershad government by one of the most senior nonpolitical persons involved.
5
Chaired by the World Bank, the consortium was founded for Bangladesh in 1972 (others such as India and Pakistan are much older). The consortium is comprised of countries and international organizations that provide aid to Bangladesh. It reviews the use of earlier assistance and the proposals for new assistance at annual meetings in Paris, usually held in April.
6
Dhaka Courier 8, 17 ( November 29-December 5, 1991).
7
In fact, at this writing, there are sixteen vacancies in the Parliament because a number of candidates won more than one seat. I give here the number of seats won by each party, assuming that each party will retain the seats its members won. This will be determined in September 1996 by-elections. Among the multiple-seat winners are the leaders of each major party: Hasina Wajid, Begum Zia, and Ershad.
8
Dainik Inquilab, July 1, 1996.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Tables and Illustrations xi
  • Preface xiii
  • knowledgments xv
  • 1 - A Delta and its People 1
  • Notes 9
  • 2 - Hindus and Buddhists 11
  • Notes 16
  • 3 - Bengal Under Muslim Rule 17
  • Notes 26
  • 4 - Bengal Under the Company 27
  • 5 - Bengal Under The Raj 35
  • 6 - Toward Independence and Partition 49
  • Notes 58
  • 7 A Province of Pakistan 61
  • Notes 80
  • 8 - Democracy, Authoritarianism, Limited Democracy, 1972-1982 83
  • Notes 105
  • 9 - Military Rule and Democracy Restored, 1982-1996 107
  • Notes 130
  • 10 - Economic and Social Development 131
  • Notes 143
  • 11 - Bangladesh in the World System 145
  • Notes 158
  • 12 - Democracy or Authoritarianism? Development or Stagnation 159
  • Notes 161
  • Bibliographic Note 163
  • About the Book and Author 167
  • Index 169
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