Bangladesh: Economic, Political and Social Issues

“This up to date book offers valuable new insights into Bangladesh’s economic, political and social realities as the country has under gone rapid changes since its formation in 1971. Drawing on the work of twenty four knowledgeable contributors, Dr Khurshed Alam has assembled an impressive range of contributions on a range of themes including gender, bureaucracy, livelihoods, and religion. Anyone who is interested in this important yet under-studied country should read this book.” - Professor David Lewis, London School of Economics & Political Science, UK

“A useful collection of research papers on contemporary Bangladesh that covers such topics as agriculture, environment, political governance and gender violence.” - Nazli Kibria, Professor and Chair of Sociology, Boston University, USA

“Bangladesh: Economic, Political and Social Issues, edited by Khurshed Alam provides a panoramic view of Bangladesh’s dynamic economy; covering agriculture, forestry, fisheries, women’s role in agriculture, climate change, corruption, secularism, and extremism. The volume with contributions of scholars in specialized fields will be of great interest to the scholars as well as to the intelligent readers curious about Bangladesh.” - Habibul Haque Khondker, Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

“This is an extremely important book that explores different aspects of contemporary Bangladeshi society, especially its economy, polity. All the essays in this book present detailed ethnographic materials with clarity in conceptual and theoretical framework. It is strongly recommended to anyone doing research on Bangladesh.” - Abhijit Dasgupta, Professor, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

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