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    David Ludden

    Dr. David Ludden is Professor of History at New York University. He studied Tamil literature and published translations of Tamil poetry, before shifting to studies of economic and social history, focusing first on the Indian peninsula and then on Bangladesh and northeast India. He has chaired the Department of South Asian Studies at University of Pennsylvania, and the South Asia programs at the Social Science Research Council. He was the President of the Association for Asian Studies.

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  • Forgotten Heroes of Bangladesh

    Forgotten Heroes of Bangladesh0

    An examination of the historical and political circumstances that led to the proclamation of Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan The declaration of Bangladesh’s independence remains controversial, partly because documentation is inconclusive. An earlier official proclamation came to light after a later one; while the later one is more firmly documented, the less firmly documented one is


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