Description : Describes the geography, history, government, economy, people, religion, language, arts, leisure, festivals, and food of Bangladesh.
Description : This book addresses opportunities for wider participation by landless men and women in agricultural growth; the social implications of rural works and fish culture programmes; rural institutions and poverty alleviation; and broad institutional questions arising from the interaction between state, market and community.
Description : Bangladesh is the most densely populated nation in the world. Bangladesh's landscape is dominated by the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers and often experiences massive floods during the monsoon season. This work offers practical information for those seeking to learn more about this country's rich history and dramatic climate.
Description : Provides an overview of the geography, history, government, language, art, and food of Bangladesh, exploring its customs and current issues.
Description : The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Bangladesh greatly expands on the previous edition through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, places, events, and institutions, as well as significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects.
Description : This updated guidebook, with a focus on responsible tourism, offers greater coverage than any other to the Chittagong Hill Tracts where 13 different ethnic groups live, and to the world's largest mangrove forest at the Sundarbans. Personal insights and anecdotes guide trailblazing travellers to those aspects of the country that are almost unknown to visitors - dolphin and whale watching, winter bird-watching in the northern wetlands and golden Bengal's silk and archaeological highlights.
Description : This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Bangladesh (BD) is a densely populated and poor nation in South Asia. Its population is largely Muslim and it is dominated by low-lying agr. BD is a moderate and democratic majority Muslim country. Contents of this report: (1) Overview: Amer. Interests in BD; Key Political Actors in BD; (2) Political Situation; (3) Historical Background and Geog.; (4) Gov¿t., Elections, and BD Politics; (5) The Military; (6) Islamist Extremism: Extremist Groups; Recent Action Against Militants; (7) BD-U. S. Relations: U.S. Democratic Strengthening Programs; (8) BD-China Relations; BD-India Relations; (9) Human Rights: The Rohingya; (10) Economic Development and Trade: Energy; (11) Environmental Concerns, Climate Change, and Food Security. Map and table.
Description : Bangladesh is a lush, green country situated on the fertile Ganges delta, adjacent to the Indian state of West Bengal. Although there are hilly areas in the northeast, this densely populated country is mostly flat, and criss-crossed by many rivers. Much of its coastline forms part of the world’s largest mangrove forests, the Sundarbans, home to the Royal Bengal tiger and many other flora and fauna.Bangladesh is young country with an ancient history. The province of Bengal was divided when India became independent in 1947, and its mainly Muslim eastern part became East Pakistan. This was followed by years of upheaval, and in 1971, after a freedom movement and a war, the east Bengali people finally gained independence as the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.Most Bangladeshis live in rural areas, and the majority are Muslims. Historically they have lived in harmony with many other faiths. Bengali, or Bangla, is the lingua franca, and there are several regional dialects. Once the hub of the southern Silk Route, the Bengal delta region has a long and rich cultural tradition. Over the centuries it has been influenced by Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity. It is a land of writers, saints, scientists, thinkers, composers, painters, and film-makers. It is famous for its music, dance, and drama; arts and crafts; folklore; languages and literature; philosophy and religion; festivals and celebrations; and its distinctive cuisine and culinary tradition. Bangladesh has been regularly hit by floods and cyclones, but, contrary to what the world usually hears about natural disasters and poverty, there is positive economic growth and the country is one of southeast Asia’s largest exporters of garments to Western markets. Despite the hardships they endure the Bangladeshis are resilient, friendly, and hospitable, and welcome all visitors with a warm smile. This book introduces you to the people beyond the headlines, and offers invaluable advice on what to expect and how to behave in different situations, whether you are a tourist or traveling on business.