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  Asia and Oceania
East Timor survives within Timor, an island roughly the size of the Netherlands (32,000 sq km/12,355 sq mi) that forms an arc between Asia and Australia and is situated within the Nusatengarra Archipelago.
Opposite the well-traveled island of Bali, East Timor is surrounded by the Indian Ocean at the south at the Pacific Ocean at the north.
East Jerusalem, captured in 1967, was annexed shortly thereafter.
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 West Bengal :Vacations india
Bengal was subsequently ruled by various dynasties of Sultans and feudal lords under the Delhi Sultanate for the next few centuries.
Further in 1765, the Bengal Presidency was established, by including all British territories north of the Central Provinces, from the mouth of the Ganges and the Brahmaputra to the Himalayas and the Punjab.
The climate of West Bengal is tropical and varies in plains and the mountainous region.
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 Encyclopedia: East Bengal (province)
Bengal (known locally as Bangala or Vanga) is a region in the northeast of the Indian subcontinent, today comprising the nation of Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal.
Bengal, known as Bango (Bengali :বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bangodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in Bengali, is a region in the northeast of South Asia.
India's most populous province (and one of the most active provinces in freedom fighting), in 1905 Bengal was divided by the British rulers for administrative purposes into an overwhelmingly Hindu west (including present-day Bihar and Orissa) and a predominantly Muslim east (including Assam).
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 Bengal
Bengal (Banga, Bangla, Bangadesh, or Bangladesh in Bengali) comprises a region in the northeast of the Indian subcontinent, today divided between the independent country of Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal.
Bengal became a political entity in the 6th century, with the first recorded independent king of Bengal - Shashanka - reigning around 606 C.E. The first Buddhist Pala king of Bengal came to power in 750 in Gaur by election.
East Pakistan (East Bengal) later rebelled against Pakistani military rule to become independent republic of Bangladesh or literally "Bengal Land" following a war of independence against the Pakistani army in 1971.
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 East Bengal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
East Bengal Club is a football club based in Calcutta
East Bengal (province) is a former province of Pakistan and British India and now comprises the territory of Bangladesh.
This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title.
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 Bengal
Former province of British India, in the northeast of the subcontinent.
When India gained independence in 1947, Bengal was divided into West Bengal, a state of India, and East Bengal, which from 1972 onwards became part of the newly independent state of Bangladesh.
Bengal was first partitioned in 1905, when the viceroy, Lord Curzon, decided to divide the huge single province of Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa in two to simplify administration.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0017756.html   (258 words)

  
 Virtual Bangladesh : History : Article by Tanweer Akram
East Bengal was the world's largest producer of raw jute (a fiber), which was Pakistan's main foreign exchange earner.
The lack of initiative of their politicians to change the socioeconomic conditions of East Bengal was regarded by the Bangali bourgeoisie as a betrayal of the Bangali cause.
After the partition of the subcontinent, the emergence of state-sponsored capitalism in East Bengal was hampered mainly because its jute-producing areas became de-linked from the jute-processing mills of Calcutta in West Bengal.
www.virtualbangladesh.com /history/overview_akram.html   (8965 words)

  
 National cinema and the beginning of film history in/of Bangladesh
The reasons for such a long period of film/culture adaptation in East Bengal are not the concern of this article.
By the 1890s, the large Muslim peasant community comprised the majority of the population of rural East Bengal, while the minority Hindus were rich landlords, well-connected with the British rulers and the urban centres.
Bengal province was divided again, with East Bengal becoming a part of Pakistan and re-named East Pakistan.
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 West Bengal History, Know West Bengal History, West Bengal Past, West Bengal Oldest Time, Historical Facts
Bengal as a whole is a land of beauty and prosperity; the land of Sri Aurobindo, Rabindra Nath, Netaji Subhash, Vivekananda and many others who played a crucial role in the political as well as spiritual reformation in the nation.
The cultural isolation was greatly felt by the Citizens residing in East Bengal.
The separation of two provinces, one as Bangladesh and another as West Bengal is like the separation of two brothers, who now lives in separate homes with their same culture, literature, language and food.
westbengalonline.in /Profile/History   (531 words)

  
 Welcome To Sitamarhi
Sitamarhi lies mid-way between the humid West Bengal in the east and the sub humid Uttar Pradesh in the west which provides it with a transitional position in respect of climate, economy and culture.
The state as it is today has been shaped from its partition from the province of Bengal and most recently after the separation of the tribal southern region now called Jharkhand.
That site is located at the present town of pawapuri, some miles to the south east of patna, the Capital of Sitamarhi., it is here that the tenth and last Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh was born and attained the sainthood of sikhism, that is became a Guru.
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 2.Bangladesh Or.2.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
East Bengali political representation in Pakistan encountered two main obstacles; the limited power of elected representatives generally, and a lack of strength in the twin arms of the permanent executive, the armed forces and the bureaucracy.
East Bengalis had a duty to wait, with patience, until a solution was found by the government, and any person espousing the cause of Bengali as a national language would be dealt with firmly.
East Bengali members of the Muslim League were forced to accept that they could no longer be regarded as the true representatives of the province, unless they threw their whole-hearted support behind the demands which had crystallised in provincial politics and produced the UF victory.
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 Read about Bengali language at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Bengali language and learn about Bengali language ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Tripura and in immigrant populations in the West and the Middle East.
East Pakistan), the Bangla language became the focus and foundation of the national identity of the people, leading ultimately to the creation of the sovereign state of
Silchar, a small town of South Assam in North East India witnessed another fight for the Bengali language and 11 people died in police firing to protest against the forcible imposition of Assamese on the Bangla speaking people there as a state policy.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Bengali   (1937 words)

  
 Welcome To Shiekhpura
Shiekhpura lies mid-way between the humid West Bengal in the east and the sub humid Uttar Pradesh in the west which provides it with a transitional position in respect of climate, economy and culture.
That site is located at the present town of pawapuri, some miles to the south east of patna, the Capital of Shiekhpura., it is here that the tenth and last Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh was born and attained the sainthood of sikhism, that is became a Guru.
Later, under the Government of India Act of 1935, the Division of Orissa became a separate province; and the Province of Shiekhpura came into being as an administrative unit of British India.
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 Wikinfo | Bengal
Bengal's trade and wealth was so vast that the Moghul's called it as the "Paradise of the Nations" in their times.
India's most populous province, in 1905 Bengal was divided for administrative purposes into an overwhelmingly Hindu west (including present-day Bihar and Orissa) and a predominantly Muslim east (including Assam).
Indian nationalists saw the move as a means of sowing disunity within a Bengali population united by language and history, and following a violent agitation the partition was reversed in 1912.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Bengal   (465 words)

  
 Article: The Language Movement - An Outline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In the April (1948) session of the East Bengal legislative Assembly a special resolution will be moved to propose to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan to make Bengali one of the state languages of Pakistan and to give Bengali the same status with Urdu in the competitive examinations of the Central Services of Pakistan.
b) The medium of instruction in educational institutions in East Bengal shall, as far as possible, be Bengali, or the mother tongue of the majority of scholars in the institutions.
The resolutions, adopted by the East Bengal Legislative Assembly, further aggravated the situation, as the watered down version fell much short of the normal expectations of the people of the eastern region.
www.globalwebpost.com /bangla/info/articles/rafiqul.htm   (3910 words)

  
 Banglades - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Banglades
Country in southern Asia, bounded north, west, and east by India, southeast by Myanmar, and south by the Bay of Bengal.
Present-day Bangladesh formerly comprised East Bengal province and the Sylhet district of Assam in British India.
Substantially different in culture, language, and geography from the western provinces of Pakistan 1,600 km/1,000 mi away, and with a larger population, it resented the political and military dominance exerted by West Pakistan during the 1950s and 1960s.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Banglades   (1849 words)

  
 Asian Studies Institute - Other published material
So far as Bengal is concerned, there are strong indications suggesting that, at a general level, the Namasudra and Rajbansi masses at this stage were developing a greater identification with the Hindu community, and that this Hinduisation was gradually overshadowing their caste identity.
The articulation of the Hindu identity of the lower caste peasantry in Bengal during the last phase of colonial rule was to a large extent the result of deliberate endeavours of the various Hindu religious organisations.
The new province, it was demanded, should "include the Barisal Sadar Subdivisions (North and South) and the Perojpur Subdivisions of the District of Bakarganj" [44] where the Namasudras constituted the largest Hindu caste group.
www.vuw.ac.nz /asianstudies/publications/working/changingBorders.html   (5881 words)

  
 Bangladesh (previously East Pakistan)
Before 1947, most of the territory now in Bangladesh was part of the province of British-ruled India known as East Bengal which in 1947 joined with the Sylhet district of Assam and became East Pakistan in the new state of Pakistan.
The name Bangladesh means "the Bengal nation." Not all who speak the Bengali language and otherwise identify with the cultural history of Bengal, however, are included within Bangladesh boundaries; many Bengalis live to the west of Bangladesh in the Indian province of West Bengal.
The two provinces of the new Pakistan nation had almost nothing in common other than the shared Islamic faith; moreover, East Pakistan was separated by more than 1,600 km (1,000 mi) from West Pakistan, and, with more than half the population of the new nation, it felt underrepresented in a government dominated by West Pakistan.
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 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Sport
East Bengal captain Suley Musah shows the ASEAN Cup to the 10,000 strong crowd who thronged the NSC International airport in Kolkata on Wednesday.
East Bengal coach Subash Bhowmick has said Indian football teams need more international exposure and the victory at the ASEAN Club tournament at Jakarta was a “tremendous confidence booster”.
East Bengal became the first Indian club to win an international tournament of such magnitude when they beat favourites BEC Tero Sasana of Thailand 3-1 to lift the LG Cup ASEAN club football championship on Saturday.
www.tribuneindia.com /2003/20030731/sports.htm   (6412 words)

  
 Welcome To Bihar
Bihar lies mid-way between the humid West Bengal in the east and the sub humid Uttar Pradesh in the west which provides it with a transitional position in respect of climate, economy and culture.
That site is located at the present town of pawapuri, some miles to the south east of patna, the Capital of Bihar., it is here that the tenth and last Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh was born and attained the sainthood of sikhism, that is became a Guru.
Later, under the Government of India Act of 1935, the Division of Orissa became a separate province; and the Province of Bihar came into being as an administrative unit of British India.
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 Partition of Bengal --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa had formed a single province of British India since 1765.
By 1900 the province had grown too large to handle under a single administration; east Bengal, because of isolation and poor communications, had been neglected in favour of west Bengal and Bihar.
Curzon chose one of several schemes for partition: to unite Assam, which had been a part of the province until 1874, with 15 districts of east Bengal and thus form a new province with a population of 31 million.
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 Virtual Bangladesh : Commentary : Jinnah's Anti Bangali Design
The seed of colonial mode of governance in East Bengal (East Pakistan) was planted by Jinnah, the Founder of Pakistan.
Aimed at packing the East Pakistan Muslim League with Jinnah loyalists, it was the deliberate policy of Jinnah to either ignore or malign the progressive members of the Bengal Muslim League.
The East Bengal delegates requested that Maulana Akram Khan "be immediately directed to make the membership of the party available to the dissident groups." However, neither representation nor pressure from the dissidents did open the door of the Muslim League for those whose views were at variance with the ruling coterie.
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 Pakistan Provinces
The land was part of India, which was a collection of British provinces under the direct sovereignty of the British crown, along with small states ruled by Indian princes under British hegemony.
Pakistan is divided into four provinces, two centrally administered areas, one territory, and one capital territory.
It consisted of East Bengal province (formed from part of Bengal province and most of Sylhet district of Assam); West Punjab province (part of Punjab province); and the entire provinces of Beluchistan, North-West Frontier, and Sind.
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 dhaka travel, dhaka information, dhaka guide, dhaka travel agency
It can be traced to the 1st millennium AD, but it did not rise to prominence until the 17th century, when it served as the Mughal capital of Bengal province.
It came under British control in 1765 and was the capital of Eastern Bengal and Assam province (1905–12).
The capital of East Bengal province in 1947 and of East Pakistan in 1956.
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 History of the Formation of Dhaka University  Introduction  Dhaka University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
West Bengal, Orissa and Bihar were on one side and the East Bengal and Assam were on the other.
Therefore, the declaration of the annulment of partition on December 12, 1911 came as a rude shock to the Muslims of the East Bengal and Assam.
The members of the deputation convinced the Viceroy that the annulment of the partition have threatened the education in the East Bengal.
www.bangla2000.com /Education/Study_in_Bangladesh/Universities/History_DU.shtm   (2423 words)

  
 Bengali information. LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bangla is native to the region of eastern South Asia known as Bengal, which comprises Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal.
As a result of the Bengal renaissance in the 19th and 20th centuries, much of India's most famous literature, poetry, and lyrics are in Bangla; the works of Rabindranath Tagore (the first Asian to be awarded a Nobel Prize), for example, are in Bangla.
Bengalis (then East Pakistanis) were initially agitated by a decision by the central Pakistani government to establish Urdu as the sole national language for all of Pakistan, despite the fact that Urdu was only a minority language spoken by the supposed elite class of what was then West Pakistan.
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 Welcome To Khagaria
Khagaria lies mid-way between the humid West Bengal in the east and the sub humid Uttar Pradesh in the west which provides it with a transitional position in respect of climate, economy and culture.
That site is located at the present town of pawapuri, some miles to the south east of patna, the Capital of Khagaria., it is here that the tenth and last Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh was born and attained the sainthood of sikhism, that is became a Guru.
Later, under the Government of India Act of 1935, the Division of Orissa became a separate province; and the Province of Khagaria came into being as an administrative unit of British India.
khagaria.biharzoom.org   (2903 words)

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