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.
Since its hard-won independence from Pakistan, Bangladesh has been ravaged by economic and environmental disasters. Only recently has the country begun to emerge as a fragile, but functioning, parliamentary democracy. The story of Bangladesh, told through the pages of this concise and readable book, is a truly remarkable one. By delving into its past, and through an analysis of the economic, political and social changes that have taken place over the last twenty years, the book explains how Bangladesh is becoming of increasing interest to the international community as a portal into some of the key issues of our age. In this way the book offers an important corrective to the view of Bangladesh as a failed state.
This book summarizes the responses of Bangladeshi class I (highest level) public-sector officials to a survey on a number of civil service issues, from personnel management practices to rewards and disciplinary actions, and from employees' sources of income to the budget environment and procurement processes. It examines the public sector in Bangladesh, highlighting pay and employment in the civil service. The report also reviews the survey instrument, sampling, and the survey implementation methodology and discusses the findings of the survey. It also describes how the institutional environment and corruption are measured.
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.
The Decade Long Democratic Experiment In Bangladesh Has Its Ups And Downs. The Transparent Electoral Process Administered Through A Neutral Caretaker Government And The Smooth Transfer Of Power Has Not Improved Internal Instability And Political Maturity. Without Ignoring The Democratic Accomplishments Since 1991, Bangladesh: A Fragile Democracy Seeks To Highlight The Turbulence Sweeping Through This New Nation. The Book Argues That The Highly Personalised Nature Of Bangladesh Politics And The Personal Animosity Between Begum Khaleda And Sheikh Hasina Have Weakened The Democratisation Process. Moreover, The Resurgence Of Islam As The Primordial Identity Of Bangladesh And The Wave Of Violence Against Minorities As Well As The Rise Of Religious Extremism, Pose A Serious Challenge To The Consolidation Of Democracy In Bangladesh.;;
In an unprecedented show of force, organization and skill, two proscribed Islamist militant organizations exploded more than 450 bombs within a span of less than an hour throughout Bangladesh on 17 August 2005 sending a strong message that they were a force to be reckoned with. This catastrophic event, followed by a number of suicide attacks, forced the then reluctant Bangladeshi government, a coalition of center-right parties with two Islamists among them, to acknowledge the existence of a network of militants and take action against this threat. Against this backdrop, this book is the first academic study on the growing Islamist militancy in Bangladesh. It examines the relevance, significa...