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The Bangladesh Dichotomy and Politicisation of Culture

P.K. Bandyopadhyay (Author)
Synopsis The emergence of Bangladesh as a sovereign nation in 1971 is an important landmark in south Asia. Known as the largest delta in the world and endowed with natural resources and lush alluvial plains the country has faced many challenges and passed through several trials and tribulations in nation building. Scholars like andrain and Apter have observed a phenomenon called Cultural Politics with a memory, historical dreams, several nightmares and grievances at its back. This activation of culture in various manifestations of nation building is a historical experience. Bangladesh is a bridge between South Asia and South East Asia. The post –1971 Bangladesh is basically a search for an identity through mobilization. With a ‘particular cultural marker’ it also signifies an assertion of an ethno-nationalism. In this book The Bangladesh Dichotomy and Politicisation of culture an attempt has been made to capture such happenings, efforts, moods, agonies and joys, high points and low points in the case of Bangladesh experiment.
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About the author

P.K. Bandyopadhyay

Dr. Pradipta Bandyopadhyay has a wide experience in mass media and sociological studies. A Ph.D. in Social Anthropology he specializes in the study of the North East India and has made significant contribution to books like the Tribes of North East India, Electoral Politics in North East India, Land Relations in North East India and Linguistic Situation in North East India. Independently he wrote Leadership Structure among the Mizos – an Emerging Dimension; and Natha Cult and Mahanad – A Study in Syncretism. Dr. Bandyopadhyay brings a multi-disciplinary approach and a humane touch to his sociological analyses. Grandson of the noted physician and litterateur of West Bengal, late Dr. Pravash Chandra Bandyopadhyay, Pradipta Bandyopadhyay has also penned several literary pieces and poems. Dr. Bandyopadhyay is associated with the North East India Council for Social Science Research as a life member.

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Title The Bangladesh Dichotomy and Politicisation of Culture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176464252
length x+254p., Appendix; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.