HISA 3003 Lecture 15: Bangladesh I

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University of Virginia
History-South Asian History
HISA 3003
Nabaparna Ghosh

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Lecture XV Bangladesh I HISA 3003 Bangladesh Introductory Facts Capital = Dhaka Population = 10 million Parliamentary Democracy Ofcial Language = Bangla Dominant Religion = Islam However, country is secular Jute Industry Jute industry and been growing under the East India company The Adamjee family, Tatas, Birlas nanced the industry Adamjee Haji Dawood [1880 1948] Financed the Muslim League Additionally nanced the jute industry in East India However, once he moved to West Pakistan he nanced banks in W. Pakistan Hence, the jute industry lost Adamjees nancing because it was in East Pakistan Jute Industry began to decline with this because the Tata and Birla families also stopped nancing the Jute industry because it was too dicult to travel to East Pakistan (Bangladesh) cultivating riots Domination of Urdu in (BOTH) Pakistan Argument that Urdu would kill and create two provinces Language = culture 1
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