Trajectories of Language, Culture, and Geography in Postcolonial Bangladesh

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The Bangla language was instrumental in transforming East Pakistan into Bangladesh. The departure of all foreign authorities, by 1971, gave the country a path to pursue its independence and cultural sovereignty. However, the existing situation of the country promulgates a cultural inequity toward its own heritage. This chapter discusses the traits and trails of colonialism in Bangladesh in order to showcase the acculturation of a postcolonial country into a mishmash of competing aims. Class distinctions, geopolitics, social communities, educational policies, and manipulation of language have played crucial roles in the struggle to forge a new identity while maintaining an emotional attachment to the language and culture of the past.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic CurriculumUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA
  2. 2.Jeannine Rainbolt College of EducationUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA

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