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  History of Bangladesh
According to one school, the Bangladesh region in the ancient period was an integral part of mighty empires in north India.
This was facilitated by a significant expansion of jute cultivation in the Bangladesh region.
The birth of Bangladesh resolved the dichotomy between religion and habitat, and between extra-territorial and territorial loyalties by recognizing both the facts as a reality in the life of the new nation.
www.orgs.ttu.edu /saofbangladesh/history.htm   (2574 words)

 A Little History About Bangladesh
Bangladesh, in full, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, republic of southern Asia, in the northeastern portion of the Indian subcontinent, bordered on the west, north, and east by India, on the southeast by Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), and on the south by the Bay of Bengal.
From 1947 to 1971 the region of Bangladesh was a province of Pakistan.
Bangladesh is rich in fauna, including nearly 250 indigenous species of mammals, 750 types of birds, 150 kinds of reptiles and amphibians, and 200 varieties of marine and freshwater fish.
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Etymologically, the word Bangladesh is derived from the cognate "Vanga" which was first mentioned in the Hindu scripture Aitareya Aranyaka (composed between 500 B C and 500 A D).
Bangladesh is the frontier of South Asian civilization.
Bangladesh region also played a seminal role in disseminating her beliefs, art and architecture in the wider world of Asia.
asnic.utexas.edu /asnic/countries/bangla/bangladeshm.html   (5385 words)

 Bangladesh History & Bangladesh Culture | iExplore.com
Bangladesh was formerly East Pakistan, a constituent of the original state of Pakistan created by the British in 1947, as part of the partitioning of Britain’s former Indian Empire.
Bangladesh’s geographical position and topography have always made it vulnerable to the regional climate, especially storms and flooding.
Bangladesh is a member of the seven-strong South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation – the main economic grouping in the region.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Bangladesh/History   (1036 words)

Historical Background the territory comprising Bangladesh was inhabited by the Proto-Australoids and the Proto-Mongoloids, later mingled by the Dravidians, Aryans and Mongolians.
Bangladesh became independent and sovereign after a clarion call Bangladesh known worldwide for 'Muslin' the hand woven gossamer fabric, is located in the north-eastern part of the South Asian subcontinent between latitude 20034' and 26038' North and longitudes 88001' and 92041' East.
Bangladesh is one of the world's poorest, most densely populated, and least developed nations.
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 History of Bangladesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bangladesh came to today's shape through a long history of political evolution.
Indian troops crossed the border and the Pakistani army found itself being attacked from the east by the Indian army, the north and east by guerrillas and from all quarters by the civilian population.
Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the leader of the Awami League, was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Government.
www.bangla2000.com /Bangladesh/history.shtm   (994 words)

 Bangladesh: history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bangladesh relies heavily upon international aid; in 1991, 95 per cent of its development programs were financed from abroad.
The Bangladesh Central Bank devaluated the taka by 3 per cent on November 1999 to improve competitiveness in the exporting sector.
As soon as he arrived in Bangladesh, Clinton declared it was ‘the most dangerous country in the world’ a reference to the strained relations between India and Pakistan, as well as to the conflict in the separatist Indian province of Kashmir.
gbgm-umc.org /country_profiles/country_history.cfm?Id=210   (2425 words)

 History of Bangladesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The subsequent history of the nationalist movement was characterized by periods of Hindu-Muslim cooperation, as well as by communal antagonism.
Pakistan's history from 1947 to 1971 was marked by political instability and economic difficulties.
The provisional government of the new nation of Bangladesh was formed in Dhaka with Justice Abu Sayeed Choudhury as President, and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ("Mujib")--who was released from Pakistani prison in early 1972--as Prime Minister.
www.historyofnations.net /asia/bangladesh.html   (2907 words)

 Education in Bangladesh :- History of Bangladesh
It has been described by an American political scientist as "a country challenged by contradictions." On the face of it, the recent twists and turns of her history are often inconsistent.
In 1757, Bangladesh fell under the British rule as the East Indian Company, a mercantile company of England, took over the region of Bengal defeating the then ruler Nawab Siraj-ud Daulah through conspiracy.
Nevertheless, the people of the Province of East Pakistan declared their independence as the nation of Bangladesh on March 26, 1971, after fighting a savage war against the central Pakistani government for basic rights like language and culture.
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 The History Guy: India-Bangladesh Border Conflict (2001)
According to the Bangladesh government, ever since that military intervention, Indian forces have occupied a small sliver of land along their border near the village of Pyrdiwah.
Several of the Indian dead appeared to have suffered brutal, non-combat deaths, which were blamed on mob violence perpetuated by Bangladesh civilians.
Since the creation of Bangladesh, the neighbors have had largely cordial relations, though the BSR and Bangladeshi Rifles have exchanged fire in the past.
www.historyguy.com /india-bangladesh_2001.htm   (326 words)

 History - Bangladesh - Asia
In 1947 British India was partitioned to form two new independent states: India, comprising the predominantly Hindu areas of the former British colony, and Pakistan, comprising the predominantly Muslim areas.
Pakistan was divided into an east wing (present-day Bangladesh) and a west wing (present-day Pakistan).
Bangladesh was soon recognized by most other nations, although Pakistan withheld diplomatic recognition until 1974 and China did not recognize the nation until 1976.
www.countriesquest.com /asia/bangladesh/history.htm   (646 words)

 History of Bangladesh
In addition to the translations of these spiritual poems, she also presented the history of the language and the people so exquisitely, they deserve to be appreciated by the conscious people.
Dated history begins only in 326 B.C., when the warriors of the Gangaridai and the Prasioi resisted the threatening onslaught of Alexander, who gad advanced to the Hyphasis and was eager to penetrate deeper into the interior of India, Bengal.
Sukumar Sen writes in his History of Bengali Literature (p.33): It is true that the whole of Bengal did not fail into the hands of the Turk adventurers in the course of a few great monasteries and universities were soon abandoned by the pundits and priests.
www.bongoz.com /history   (7883 words)

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Bangladesh became independent and sovreign after a clarion call for liberation struggle was made following the brutal crackdown of the Pakistani Armed Forces at midnight of 25th March, 1971 on the innocent people of what was then East Pakistan.
The territory comprising Bangladesh was inhabited by the Proto-Australoids and the Proto-Mongoloids, later mingled by the Dravidians, Aryans and Mongolians.
Bangladesh believes that a balanced economic development of all countries of the world is a prerequisite for global peace and stability.
www.citechco.net /bangladesh/history   (1021 words)

 Gendercide Watch: Genocide in Bangladesh, 1971
The mass killings in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1971 vie with the annihilation of the Soviet POWs, the holocaust against the Jews, and the genocide in Rwanda as the most concentrated act of genocide in the twentieth century.
Catastrophic floods struck Bangladesh in August 1970, and the regime was widely seen as having botched (or ignored) its relief duties.
In this respect, the Bangladesh events can be classed as a combined gendercide and elitocide, with both strategies overwhelmingly targeting males for the most annihilatory excesses.
www.gendercide.org /case_bangladesh.html   (2906 words)

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The area which is now Bangladesh has a rich historical and cultural past, combining Dravidian, Indo-Aryan, Mongol/Mughul, Arab, Persian, Turkic, and West European cultures.
Residents of Bangladesh, about 98% of whom are ethnic Bengali and speak Bangla, are called Bangladeshis.
The ensuing war was one of the shortest and bloodiest of modern times, with the Pakistan army occupying all major towns and even using napalm against villages.
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 History of Bangladesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bangladesh became one of the youngest major nation states following a pair of twentieth century secessions from India (1947) and Pakistan (1971).
Bangladesh's territory became part of the state of Bengal as part of the Mughal Empire for two centuries and also during the succeeding two centuries of British rule.
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of Khaleda Zia, General Zia's widow, won power in the elections held in February 1991.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Bangladesh   (4593 words)

 Postal History of Bangladesh
Since Bangladesh were not yet liberated at that time these stamps were referred to as propaganda issues.
The special officer of Bangladesh Post and Telegraph Department, M.A. iz, was deputed to arrange for the reopening of the post offices and to negotiate with Indian postal officials for resumption of mail service between Bangladesh and India, which had been officially suspended since March 1971.
Upon the reopening of post offices in Bangladesh on December 20, 1971 the eight stamps issued earlier were given a special first day cancellation of the Philatelic Bureau at the Dacca General Post Office.
www.banglarglimpse.com /postal.htm   (1873 words)

 Bangladesh - history and culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bangladesh was once part of the Indian state of Bengal.
Bangladesh occupies part of the north-eastern corner of the Indian subcontinent.
In Bangladesh the Ganges is known as the Padma and the Brahmaputra becomes the Jamuna.
www.blss.portsmouth.sch.uk /hsc/cultrel/bangladesh.shtml   (458 words)

 Bangladesh: History
The history of Bangladesh is related to that of the larger area of Bengal, which became independent of Delhi by 1341.
Relations with Pakistan were hostile; Pakistan withheld recognition from Bangladesh, and Bangladesh and India refused to repatriate more than 90,000 Pakistani prisoners of war who had surrendered at the end of the conflict.
Bangladesh was gradually recognized by most of the world's nations.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0856834.html   (1148 words)

 Brief History of Bangladesh
Bangladesh offers opportunities for angling, water-skiing, river cruising, hiking, rowing, surfing, yachting and sea bathing as well as bringing one in close touch with Mother Nature.
Bangladesh is situated in the north-eastern part of south Asia.
The history of Bangladesh has been one of extremes, of turmoil and peace, prosperity and destitution.
www.bangladeshonline.com /tourism/brief.htm   (533 words)

 Virtual Bangladesh : History
A multimedia presentation of Bangladesh history through sounds and images.
You will be able to browse a pictorial history of Bangladesh as well as view the online Holocaust Museum dedicated to the martyrs who laid their lives for a free and independent Bangladesh.
This section is focused on the liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan's yoke.
www.virtualbangladesh.com /history   (133 words)

 History of Bangladesh
The ancient, medieval, and colonial history of Bangladesh covers a period from antiquity to 1947, when India was partitioned.
So the history of Bangladesh prior to 1947 is a history of India of which Bangladesh was a part.
Bangladesh (East Bengal) and West Bengal (in India) are the same nation and together they once formed the major part of Bangla (Banga or Gaur).
flatrock.org.nz /topics/money_politics_law/ages_of_bangla.htm   (846 words)

 A Short History of Bangladesh
In the middle ages, Bangladesh practiced religious freedom and during this time the country flourished at its highest peak.
Bangladesh emerged as an independent nation on March 26, 1971, and beat the Pakistani forces later that year with the help of India and Soviet Union.
Today, this colonial mentality remains within the ruling class and Bangladesh remains far from achieving her status as the paradise of the nations.
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 Bangladesh Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Famous as an important centre of Buddhist culture from the 7th to 12th centuries, the buildings excavated here were made wholly of baked bricks.
Hiding behind the evening-news images of cyclones and floods is a lush land with a rich history and passionate people.
Disclaimer: We've tried to make the information on this web site as accurate as possible, but it is provided 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/bangladesh   (204 words)

 Virtual Bangladesh : History : Independence
This article discusses the economic exploitation that Bangladesh suffered in its 23 year union with Pakistan.
On April 17, 1971, the then acting PM of Bangladesh made a statement to the world to support the Bangladesh cause for freedom.
Bangladesh Liberation War Museum Online - tribute to the martyrs and memories of 1971.
www.virtualbangladesh.com /history/independence.html   (301 words)

 History & Culture
Present Bangladesh became the Eastern Wing of the Pakistan.
But the election results of 1970 which gave East Pakistan the reign of central government was ignored and on the 26th of March Pakistani soldiers attacked the civilians of Dhaka causing one of the greatest massacres in modern history.
The people of Bangladesh mounted one of the most effective guerrilla wars of modern times and finally the nine month long War of Independence came to an end on 16th December 1971.
www.dhaka-bd.com /categories/History_Culture.htm   (884 words)

In fact, the history of India is a history of Bengal for the large part.
This might reflect the prominence of the regions in a period whose history is lost.
Bengal's history in the 1st millennium BC was that of glory and expansion.
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