The politics of independence in Bangladesh

David Ludden

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    Historians still do not have all the records they need to fully understand the freedom struggle of Bangladesh and offer a proper appreciation of the role of all the participants. Political parties remain justifiably attached to their founders; partisans attached to India and Pakistan also have their memories, points of view and all merit attention. To recover the deeper history of independence, however, scholars need to study its popular dimensions, and, in that light, it is most obvious that radical student leaders and countless lesser lights in the people's struggle for independence still do not have the place in history they deserve.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)79-85
    Number of pages7
    JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
    Issue number35
    StatePublished - Aug 27 2011

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
    • Political Science and International Relations


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