Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More readings on Bangladesh

Ramayana is the most popular performing art form in Islamic Bangladesh, according to a report in the Times of India.

2. Who is behind the Bangladesh mutiny? Susenjit Guha has a ready answer: Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence. Who else?

3. Read a long piece why the Indian Ocean is becoming a centre stage in the 21st century and what kind of importance the Bay of Bengal holds in the upcoming rivalry.

4. Pilkhana massacre has confirmed two points, according to an editorial by Central Chronicle. First, though the Awami League re-emerged as a major influence in Bangladesh politics, it has to re-acquire its pre-eminent position in the interplay of political forces in the country. Second, Begum Khaleda Zia's BNP and President Ershad's Jatiya Party, entering Parliament in sufficient numbers indicates that these parties, despite being created by military leaders, have acquired both democratic credibility and political legitimacy. And, Islam has been considered necessary to consolidate Bangladesh's separate national identity.

5. Rashal Md Iqbal Khan explains why field conservation is a rational way to improve and strengthen Bangladesh's Plant Genetic Resources (P.G.R.) conservation and use, for contributing to food security and sustainable economic development, now and for the future generations.

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