Tag: Bangladesh

India Election: Ripple Effects in Bangladesh Politics?

As India enters into poll on 7th April, 2014, analyst Arafat Kabir examines what this election mean to Bangladesh? He dismisses a widespread speculation that argues India’s support to present government of Bangladesh would change if BJP comes into power in India. Arafat states, “Delhi requires a stable and cooperative administration in Dhaka in order to maintain the regional equilibrium of power. Taking this into account, BJP may not find any trouble if Hasina‚Äôs Awami League government vows to work with BJP the same way it did with Congress.”

The Indo-Bangladesh Relationship: Can David Re-envision Goliath?

In this powerful analysis, Professor Ali Riaz explains the legacy, logic and construction of Indian foreign policy to Bangladesh and South Asia. In this article, Dr. Riaz argues that India and Bangladesh have mispercieved each other and that an accord between the two states is possible, even as India persues great power status.

Bangladesh’s Demographic ‘Youth Bulge’

Jyoti Rahman discusses the position of Bangladesh’s demographic transition in relation to its Asian neighbours. According to Rahman, Bangladesh’s population is experiencing a ‘youth bulge’ – similar to that of the Arab states. This surge in the young male youth population suggestions a strong correlation to social upheavals.

The Madrassa Education and Its Historical Evolution in Bangladesh

Madrassas have long held the mantle of valid learning institutions both culturally and religiously within Bangladeshi society. The primary mode of religious education today still falls under the ambit of madrassas. Nonetheless, whether these institutions are delivering a valid modus operandi for students to neutrally engage in religious and or civic education is a question which in Bangladesh at least is cause of much scholarly debate. Nusaybah Yusuf through this 2 part series is to examine the role and viability of madrassas and its effects as a moderate educational institution within Bangladeshi society.