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Björn Kumm's Note.

CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

Library of Congress Country Profile.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

World Guide (Montevideo).

On the Web: Articles

Dispatch from London. Sandip Roy, Pacific News Service [AlterNet] (7/7/05). Bangladeshi Muslims in London following terrorist bombings.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Countrywatch: Bangladesh.

Human Rights Watch: Bangladesh.

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

A Correspondent. "Bangladesh: the internationalization of counter-revolution," Monthly Review 26,8 (1/75):26-45.

Khan, Azizur Rahman. "Poverty & inequality in rural Bangladesh," in K. Griffin & A.R. Khan (eds.) Poverty & Landlessness in Rural Asia (Geneva: ILO, 1977).

Muhith, A.A.A. "Political & administrative roles in East Pakistan's districts," Pacific Affairs 40,3&4 (1967-8).

Nietschmann, Bernard. "Indonesia & Bangladesh: economic development by invasion of indigenous nations," Cultural Survival Quarterly 10,2 (1986):1-12.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Ahmed, A.F. Salahuddin. Bengali Nationalism & the Emergence of Bangladesh: An Introductory Outline (Dhaka: International Center for Bengal Studies, 1994).

Ahmed, Sufia. Muslim Community in Bengal, 1884-1912 (Dacca: S. Ahmed, 1974).

Begum, Jahanara. The Last Decade of Undivided Bengal: Parties, Politics & Personalities (Calcutta: Minerva, 1994).

Bose, Sugata & Ayesha Jalal. Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy (NY: Routledge, 1998).

Butalia, Urvashi. The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India (Durham NC: Duke U., 2000). Oral history of the deeply traumatic separation from Pakistan & Bangladesh in the late 1940's.

Chakrabarti, Asim Pada. Muslim Identity & Community Consciousness: Bengal Legislative Politics, 1912-1936 (Calcutta: Minerva, 1993).

De, Dhurjati Prasad. Bengal Muslims in Search of Social Identity, 1905-1947 (Dhaka: University, 1998).

De, Soumitra. Nationalism & Separatism in Bengal: A Study of India's Partition (New Delhi: Har-Anand, 1992).

Engels, Dagmar. Beyond Purdah? Women in Bengal, 1890-1939 (NY: Oxford, 1996).

Gopal, Sarvepalli. The Permanent Settlement in Bengal & its Results (London: Allen & Unwin, 1949).

Gordon, Leonard A. Bengal: The Nationalist Movement, 1876-1940 (NY: Columbia, 1974).

Gough, Kathleen & Hari P. Sharma (eds.) Imperialism & Revolution in South Asia (NY: Monthly Review, 1973).

Hartman, Betsy & James Boyce. A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village (Boston, 1983).

Harun-or-Rashid. The Foreshadowing of Bangladesh: Bengal Muslim League & Muslim Politics, 1936-1947 (Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 1987).

Heehs, Peter. The Bomb in Bengal: The Rise of Revolutionary Terrorism in India, 1900-1910 (NY: Oxford, 1993).

Hitchens, Christopher. The Trial of Henry Kissinger (NY: Verso, 2001), esp. chap. 4.

Kirkpatrick, Joanna. Transports of Delight (Bloomington: Indiana U., 2003) [CD-ROM].

Lahiri, Pradip Kumar. Bengali Muslim Thought, 1818-1947: Its Liberal & Rational Trends (Calcutta: K.P. Bagchi, 1991).

Laushey, David M. Bengal Terrorism & the Marxist Left: Aspects of Regional Nationalism in India, 1905-1942 (Calcutta: Firma K.L. Mukhopadhyay, 1975).

Lifschultz, Lawrence. Bangladesh: The Unfinished Revolution (London: Zed, 1979).

Lipski, Alexander (ed.) Bengal: East & West (East Lansing: Michigan State U, 1970).

Mandal, Tirtha. The Women Revolutionaries of Bengal, 1905-1939 (Calcutta: Minerva 1991).

Mannan, Mohammad Siraj. The Muslim Political Parties of Bengal, 1936-1947: A Study of their Activities & Struggle for Freedom (Dhaka: Islamic Foundation of Bangladesh, 1987).

Mascarenhas, Anthony. The Rape of Bangla Desh (Delhi: Vikas, 1971).

Mey, Wolfgang (ed.) Genocide in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh (IWGIA Doc. 51; Copenhagen, 1984). Encroachment on tribal lands near Burmese border.

Momen, Humaira. Muslim Politics in Bengal: A Study of the Krishak Praja Party & the Elections of 1937 (Dacca: Sunny House, 1972).

Nasrin, Taslima [Tasalina Nasarina]. Meyebela: My Bengali Girlhood (South Royalton VT: Steerforth, 2002).

Osmany, Shireen Hasan. Bangladeshi Nationalism: History of Dialectics & Dimensions (Dhaka: University Press, 1992).

Payne, Robert. Massacre: The Tragedy at Bangla Desh & the Phenomenon of Mass Slaughter Throughout History (NY, 1973).

Rahman, Hossainur. Hindu-Muslim Relations in Bengal, 1905-1947: A Study in Cultural Confrontation (Bombay: Nachiketa, 1974).

Ray, Asok Kumar. Party of Firebrand Revolutionaries: The Dacca Anushilan Samiti, 1906-1918 (Calcutta: Minerva, 1999).

Ray, Rajat Kanta. Social Conflict & Political Unrest in Bengal, 1875-1927 (Delhi: Oxford, 1984).

Tepper, Elliot L. & Glen A. Hayes (eds.) Bengal & Bangladesh: Politics & Culture of the Golden Delta (East Lansing MI: Michigan State U, 1990).

Zaidi, S.M. Hafeez. The Village Culture in Transition: A Study of East Pakistan Rural Society (Honolulu: U. Hawai'i, 1968).

Zaman, Niaz. A Divided Legacy: Partition in Selected Novels of India, Pakistan & Bangladesh (Dhaka: University Press, 1999).

In the Library: Fiction

Ahameda, Humayuna. 1971: a Novel (Dhaka: Mowla Bros., 1993).

Chowdhury, Omar. Prelude to Bangladesh (Bogra: Chaudhury, 1979).

Gardner, Katy. Songs at the River's Edge: Stories from a Bangla Deshi Village (Chicago: Pluto, 1997).

Khan, Sorayya. Noor: A Novel (Islamabad: Alhamra, 2003). A daughter explores father's past in 1971 war against Bangladesh.

Nasrin, Taslima [Tasalina Nasarina]. Shame: A Novel (Amherst NY: Prometheus, 1997).

Pasa, Anoyara. Rifles, Bread, & Women (Dacca: Bangla Academy, 1976).

Payne, Robert. The Tortured & the Damned (NY: Horizon, 1977).

Hossein, Farida & Razia Khan. Short Stories from Bangladesh (Dhaka: Ankur Prakashani, 1997).

In the Library: For Young Readers

Warner, Rachel. Nazrul's Kite: A Story Set in Bangladesh (London: A&C Black, 1990).

In the Library: Poetry

Nasrin, Taslima [Tasalina Nasarina]. Light Up at Midnight: Selected Poems (trans. Carolyne Wright; Dhaka: Biddyaprakash, 1992).

__________. The Game in Reverse: Poems (trans. Carolyne Wright; NY: George Braziller, 1995).

__________. 100 Poems of Taslima Nasrin (Dhaka: Ananya, 1997).

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"From Docklands to Dhaka" [2000], dir. Steve Bradshaw, 24m. From Bullfrog Films. How globalization affects ordinary people's lives in Bangladesh.

"Matir Moina (The Clay Bird)" [2002], dir. Tareque Masud, 89m.

"The Need to Know" [1997], by Les Productions Point de Mire, 47m. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

"Shackled Women" [1999], dir. Keely Purdue, 41m. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

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