Zeitlyn, Benjamin (2014) Bangladesh. In: Stone, John, Rutledge, M Dennis, Rizova, Polly S and Smith, Anthony D (eds.) The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of race, ethnicity and nationalism. Wiley Blackwell encyclopedias in social sciences . Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9781405189781

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This entry provides a brief introduction to national identity in Bangladesh. It begins with a description of the emergence of the notion of a unified Bengali people linked to the land of Bengal, a reaction to colonialism that merged western ideas of nationhood with local concepts. This is followed by a discussion of nationalism in Bangladesh, linked to the political history of the country, noting the relationships between nationalism and religious, linguistic and ethnic identities. These relationships define different and contested interpretations of nationalism in contemporary Bangladesh and frame how they map onto political positions. Finally the entry examines exclusions from mainstream nationalism in Bangladesh.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology > GN301 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology > GN537 Ethnic groups and races
H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state > JC311 Nationalism. Nation state
Depositing User: Benjamin Zeitlyn
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 11:00
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2015 13:28
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