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The Marginal Nation: Transborder Migration from Bangladesh to West Bengal

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
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English
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300
ISBN: 
984 05 1490 3
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1999
Number of Pages: 
227
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Throughout South Asia, questions of illegal immigration combined wit those of national security have acquired politically explosive dimensions in recent years. Despite this, migration studies have remained, by and large, confined to the domains of economics and demography. Dealing with transborder migrations from Bangladesh to West Bengal, The Marginal Nation analyzes these issues within a richer perspective which accommodates the historical, cultural and geographic dimensions along with the economic and demographic.

The Rickshaws of Bangladesh

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Lifestyle
Art and Culture
Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Anthropology
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English
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360
ISBN: 
984 05 1182 3
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1992
Number of Pages: 
683
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The cycle-rickshaws are one of Bangladesh's most important modes of transport. According to government estimates, they contribute one-third of the total value-added in the transport sector. There are probably more than 750,000 of them, and they employ over one million people. Yet in the past rickshaws have been almost entirely overlooked by policy-makers and researchers. For example, both the Third and Fourth Five Year Plans devoted only a couple of lines to them. This oversight is largely because the rickshaws are seen as inefficient, inhumane, and a symbol of under-development.

Social Formation in Dhaka City

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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250
ISBN: 
984 05 1210 2
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1990
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456
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In recent years, urban sociology, examining Third World metropolises, has attracted the attention and interest both of academies and policy makers, especially because of the increasing pressures of population growth, poverty and environmental degradation. Social Formation in Dhaka City, is therefore, a welcome and timely addition to the growing body of empirical research in this extremely important field. Divided into eight chapters, the book is a pioneering work both in content and methodology.

The Squatters of Dhaka City - Dynamism in the Life of Agargaon Squatters

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Anthropology
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English
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170
ISBN: 
984 05 1301 0
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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104
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The Squatters of Dhaka City examines the consequences of rapid migration on the migrants and their families, urban economy and urban social services. Through an intensive survey of 300 randomly selected households the study presents an analysis of the socio-economic and cultural dynamics in the life of squatters in the Agargaon area.

Destination Dhaka- Urban Migration: Expectations and Reality

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Anthropology
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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380
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984 05 1480 X
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1999
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194
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Migration from rural regions to urban centers, especially the capital city of Dhaka, continues unabated. Popular hypotheses put forth to elucidate migration are inadequate. Migrants tend to be uneducated, ignorant, landless and unemployed in the countryside. They tend to be unskilled and ill quipped for the city. Yet they migrate with expectations of a better life in the metropolis. The urban benefits, fail to tough the majority of the poor migrants. Many of the migrants live in very poor housing with some living without a shelter.

The 'Pariah' People - An Ethnography of the Urban Sweepers in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Anthropology
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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400
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984 05 1534 9
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2001
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282
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This book depicts the life and social adaptation of some urban sweepers in Bangladesh. They live as socially degraded untouchables and are a minority within a minority. It focuses on what the author considers to be major concerns in their communal life: question of identity, caste ranking and dignity. The work is based on ethnographic research carried out among the Hindu and newly converted Christian Sweepers of diverse ethnic backgrounds in two different districts.

Urban Crime and Violence in Dhaka

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Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Law and Human Rights
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English
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500
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978 984 506 009 7
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Dhaka
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2010
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175
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Based on extensive field investigations as well as analysis of secondary data, Urban Crime and Violence in Dhaka presents the result of a study carried out on urban crime and violence in public places of the metropolis. It focuses on the types of crimes that occur in it and throws light on the reasons behind the criminal activities that take place in Dhaka. The book aims to identify the victims as well as the perpetrators of crime and highlights trends and types of crime and violence affecting the people of the city.

Lost Innocence, Stolen Childhoods

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Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Law and Human Rights
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English
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400
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984 70220 0013 4
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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261
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This book examines the lives of Bangladeshi children and adolescents roughly between 8 and 16 years old, exposing vast discrepancies in the rights they are able to exercise. For example, middle class children and the young domestic servants working in their homes may be roughly the same age but they have profoundly different roles, rights and obligations.

Peopling in the Land of Allah Jaane: Power, Peopling and Environment: The Case of Char-lands of Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Anthropology
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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300
ISBN: 
984 05 1418 X
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1998
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235
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This book illustrates the uncertainties of the lives of the inhabitants of ‘Char’ lands (reclaimed land) in Bangladesh. Flooding and riverbank erosion are endemic features in the areas close to the major rivers in Bangladesh. The rivers also throw up fertile lands that cause violent clashes between competing camps. Such violence has been examined against the backdrop and compulsions of cropping phenophases. With the help of several case studies, the book describes the survival strategies of the ‘char’ lands.

Social Protection and Livelihoods - Marginalised Migrant Workers of India and Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Law and Human Rights
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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550
ISBN: 
984 70220 0032 5
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
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236
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In recent years the term social protection has gained currency in developmental discourse: encompassing the range of protective transfers, services and formal and informal safeguards that are available to protect people in need or at risk of being in need. Whilst migration offers a safety net for poorer people in search of alternative or supplementary livelihoods, it also deprives many, of access to formal and informal sources of support. Social protection concerns emerge at all stages of migration: before departure, in transit, at destination and upon return.

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