Re-emergence and Rise of Bengali Nationalism in East Pakistan 1954- 1958

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  • Muhammad Nisar

Abstract

The year 1954, was a turning point for the consolidation of Bengali1 nationalist forces and elimination of Muslim League from its stronghold where it was established half a century ago. The approach adopted by the leadership of Muslim League both at the Centre as well as in East Pakistan, facilitated politically proactive and socially integrated Bengali nationalist forces to go all out for their well-designed goals. The reemergence and rise of Bengali nationalist forces in East Pakistan could not be digested by the ruling elite2 of Pakistan which opted for confrontational way to snub them. This confrontation is clearly reflected in Constituent Assembly debates, decision making at higher echelons and dealing with the political, economic and governing issues. This tug of war had enduring repercussion and perpetuated to an ignominious stage when after the first decade of the creation of Pakistan, so-called parliamentary democracy was wrapped up in October 1958.

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2021-07-07

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Muhammad Nisar. (2021). Re-emergence and Rise of Bengali Nationalism in East Pakistan 1954- 1958. Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, 69(1). Retrieved from http://phs.com.pk/index.php/phs/article/view/105

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