Conscious Spontaneity: The Antiauthoritarian Revolt of 1968–69
In late 1968, East Bengal witnessed an antiauthoritarian revolt that peaked in early 1969 with the decay of the postcolonial governmentalization of the Pakistan state. This revolt paved the way for the emergence of the separate nation-state of Bangladesh in 1971. The history of this revolt is well known and has been covered in newspapers, but a systematic attempt to analyze the events is absent. No doubt some attempt is being made to contextualize it within the nationalist movement and to determine the role of various “classes” in the revolt.
KeywordsPrivate Enterprise Functional Inequality Dhaka City Capitalist Industrialization Political Rationality
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