Gana Prajatan tri Bangladesh (People’s Republic of Bangladesh)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The state was formerly the Eastern Province of Pakistan. In Dec. 1970 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Awami League Party gained 167 seats out of 300 at the Pakistan general election and immediately made known their wish for greater independence for the then Eastern Province. Martial law was imposed following disturbances in Dhaka, and civil war developed in March 1971. The war ended in Dec. 1971 and Bangladesh was proclaimed an independent state.


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Further Reading

  1. Official statistics are issued by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (Director-General A. M. A. Rahim). Publications include: Statistical Yearbook of Bangladesh. 1976; 1979 to date. Statistical Pocket Book of Bangladesh. 1980 to date.Google Scholar
  2. Bangladesh Planning Commission, The First Five Year PlanThe Second Five Year Plan.Google Scholar
  3. Abdullah, T. and Zeidenstein, S., Village Women of Bangladesh: Prospects for Change. Oxford, 1981Google Scholar
  4. Baxter, C., Bangladesh: A New Nation in an Old Setting. Boulder, 1986Google Scholar
  5. Chowdhury, R., The Genesis of Bangladesh. London, 1972Google Scholar
  6. Dutt, K., Bangladesh Economy: An Analytical Study. New Delhi, 1973Google Scholar
  7. Franda, M., Bangladesh: The First Decade. New Delhi, 1982Google Scholar
  8. Hartmann, B. and Boyce, J., A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village. London, 1983Google Scholar
  9. Kamal, K. A., Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. 2nd ed. Dhaka, 1970Google Scholar
  10. Khan, A. R., The Economy of Bangladesh. London, 1972Google Scholar
  11. de Lucia, R. J. and Jacoby, H. D., Energy Planning for Developing Countries: A Study of Bangladesh. John Hopkins Univ. Press, 1982Google Scholar
  12. de Vylder, S., Agriculture in Chains. Bangladesh: A Case Study in Contradictions and Constraints. London, 1982Google Scholar
  13. O’Donnell, C. P., Bangladesh: Biography of a Muslim Nation. Boulder, 1986Google Scholar
  14. Rahman, M., Bangladesh Today: An Indictment and a Lament. London, 1978Google Scholar

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