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God willing : the politics of Islamism in Bangladesh / Ali Riaz
Bib ID 3255738
Format BookBook
Author
Rīyāja, Ālī
 
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Description Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 
xvi, 211 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0742530841
Summary

"Is Bangladesh becoming a Taliban state? God Willing answers the question of Talibanization by analyzing the politics of Islamism in Bangladesh, the world's third most populous Muslim country. The book's detailed analysis of events, constitutional measures, and political processes reveals how once-banned religiopolitical forces assumed a preeminent position within the democratic polity. Far from being a recent trend, the Islamization process in Bangladesh has been escalating for more than two decades. Looking beyond the sensational glare of media coverage, Ali Riaz helps the reader to understand the emergence of Islamism as a legitimate political force through democratic means in a largely secular state, as opposed to the media's portrayal of Bangladesh as a country overrun by Islamist forces with a supranational agenda. The author compares Bangladesh with Indonesia and Pakistan, thus adding a global context for evaluating the politics of Muslim countries."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Introduction : is Bangladesh becoming a Taliban state?
  • Ch. 1. "God willing" : the politics and ideology of Islamism
  • Ch. 2. Persecuted minorities and the "enemy within"
  • Ch. 3. The tyranny of Salish and the terror of Fatwa
  • Ch. 4. Three battles of the secularists
  • Ch. 5. Beyond Bangladesh
  • App. 1. Road to Bangladesh : the background
  • App. 2. Political leaders of Bangladesh.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-197) and index.

Subjects Islam and politics -- Bangladesh.  |  Bangladesh -- Politics and government -- 1971-

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