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Bangladesh : reflections on the water / James J. Novak.

By: Novak, James J. (James Jeremiah)Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: The Essential Asia seriesPublication details: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, c1993. Description: xv, 235 p. : map ; 25 cmISBN: 0253341213 (cloth : alk. paper); 984051251x; 9780253208217Subject(s): BangladeshDDC classification: 954.92 LOC classification: DS393.4 | .N68 1993Online resources: WorldCat details Summary: Summary: Bangladesh: Reflections on the Water is a personal and penetrating overview of the land and its people. James J. Novak examines the economy, the importance of seasonal fluctuations in the lifestyle and psychology of the people, geography, history, music, art, poetry, ways of thinking, and political life. He also offers a novel interpretation of the Bangladesh independence movement, the only full-fledged expression of nationalism to appear in the country's modern history. This nationalism, expressed in poetry, prose, and song, is used to illustrate the interaction between religion and secular thought, language and culture, cultural expression, poetry, and art, and the transformation of culture into political thought.
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Online version:
Novak, James J. (James Jeremiah)
Bangladesh.
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, c1993
(OCoLC)624342442

Includes bibliographical references (p. [222]-228) and index.

Summary:
Bangladesh: Reflections on the Water is a personal and penetrating overview of the land and its people. James J. Novak examines the economy, the importance of seasonal fluctuations in the lifestyle and psychology of the people, geography, history, music, art, poetry, ways of thinking, and political life. He also offers a novel interpretation of the Bangladesh independence movement, the only full-fledged expression of nationalism to appear in the country's modern history. This nationalism, expressed in poetry, prose, and song, is used to illustrate the interaction between religion and secular thought, language and culture, cultural expression, poetry, and art, and the transformation of culture into political thought.

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