Trade and Commerce
Trade and Commerce Bengal enjoyed prosperity through trade and commerce from
time immemorial. The multitude of rivers afforded easy communication for internal trade
and Bengal's location on the bay of bengal offered her the opportunit
What is Inclusive History?
History is an accumulation of the record of many aspects of life and living.
However, most history studies focus on a number of aspects only. Usually this is
limited to political history. Politics is the official and formal part
Identities in a conquered land
Professor, BRAC University
Who are we?
Ethnically a mix of Austric, Tibeto-Burman,
Dravidian, and some Turko-Afghan, Aryans,
Portuguese etc . An agricultural people of brown
and black complexioned people.
Bengal: Understanding a conquered culture
India in general and Bengal in particular have been repeatedly taken over or
conquered over time
Three major invasions have influenced the cultural structure of India/Bengal:
- The Aryan invasion
- The Muslim inva
What is Inclusive History?
Inclusive History means to study history as a
narrative of everyone who are part of history,
and not just activities of political and ruling
History is not primarily a political narrative.
Components of narratives
Between history and mythology
The casualty of the creation of the dichotomy between history and mythology is the attempt
to understand the nature of both. But they are not dichotomous; they have much in
The recent observations of the
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION AND ITS INFLUENCE
Historically, the land of Bengal has had its own distinct regional entity
since the antiquity. The geographers also consider Bengal as a definite
geographical region in the entire subcontinent. The regi
Maurya, Gupta dynasties ruled through sub-rulers and
didnt influence local culture too extensively
Bengal was not part of the Aryan circle( abarta) and it
was a protantonto (marginal /border ) state. This
distance allowed Bengal to develop outs
My Family history of 1971
Objective of the submission: To understand how the war of independence
affected your family
How to write it: a. Find out from the older relatives in the family. Grand-parents,
parents (?), uncles etc. If an older neighbor is read
Bengal is a geographical region with its unique geography, environmental reality and demographic mixes.
This has resulted in the development of a faith practices system which is also mixed and evolving more
focused on response to social real
Department of English and Humanities
HST 103: History of Bangladesh
Professor Afsan Chowdhury (ACH)
Ummay Habiba (UMH)
Political Geography conveys a chronological sense of space, location and distance, but also
reveals information on territorial evolution of a nation or state, evolution of cultural links and
political predominance or lack of it at the given stage of a cou