BPH 101: Bangladesh Political History

Offered Under: All Undergraduate Programs.

Introduction, political conditions in ancient period and ruling dynasties, archaelogical sites: Mahasthan, Mainamati, Paharpur, Wari Bateswar, Muslim conquest of Bengal, political unification of Bengal, Bengal under the Sultans, Bengal under the Mughals, foreign travelers in ancient and medieval period, idea of golden period. Coming of the Europeans and the political conditions in early 18th century. Battle of Palashi (1757) and the establishment of the rule of the English East India Company in Bengal. Permanent settlement and the extension of the company's rule over other parts of India. The Hindu society and the reform movements (19th century).: Raja Rammohan Roy, Ishar Chandra Vidyasagar, the Muslim society and the reform movements: Hazia Shahriatuallah, Titumir, Nawab Abdul Latif, Sayeed Amir Ali, peasant movements in Bengal, Muslim separatism in the 19th century, Partition of Benglal 1905, major political events in Bengal and India (1905-1947), Economic backwardness of Bengal under British colonial rule. The Language Movement 1952.

Movement for autonomy in East Pakistan, Economic disparity between the two wings of Pakistan, War of Liberation 1971, Political development since 1971.


Please contact the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities for further details.

Website for the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities - http://slass.iub.edu.bd/socialscience/

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Course Type Foundation
Credit Hour 3
Lecture Hour 45
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Grading Policy:

Letter Grade Marks Grade Point
A 90 - 100 4.00
A- 85 - 89 3.70
B+ 80 - 84 3.30
B 75 - 79 3.00
B- 70 - 74 2.70
C+ 65 - 69 2.30
C 60 - 64 2.00
C- 55 - 59 1.70
D+ 50 - 54 1.30
D 45 - 49 1.00
F 00 - 44 0.00