The Bangladesh Revolution and Its Aftermath Talukder Maniruzzaman ISBN 984 05 1097 5 2003 280pp 215x136mm HB Tk.300.00 US$20.00
“The short but stormy life of Bangladesh presents questions which have a far wider relevance. Was its secessionist birth the outcome of ever-latent nationalism or failure of political management or just Indian armed force? How could its charismatic founder leader fall by assassination in the fourth year of his reign? What made democratic urges culminate in military rule? In this first account of liberation struggle that was more than a nationalist revolution but less than a social transformation, leading Bangladesh political scientist, Professor Talukder Maniruzzaman, traces the origins, nature and consequences of the violent course of his country’s birth and early years. This well-informed, careful study illuminates the recent past and the future prospects of this new state of 100 million people and at the same time deepens our understanding of political processes common to many parts of the Third World.” – W. H. Morris-Jones Talukder Maniruzzaman is professor of Political Science at the University of Dhaka. He has published many articles in English, American, Canadian, Indian, and Bangladeshi journals and has contributed to several edited volumes. His publications include Group Interests and Political Changes: Studies of Pakistan and Bangladesh; The Security of Small States in the Third World; and Military Withdrawal from Politics: A Comparative Study. He is an advisory editor of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and has contributed to it the section on politics in Bangladesh.