Refugee Problems in Bangladesh

  • A. F. M. Kamaluddin
Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 3)


Bangladesh was affected by considerable refugee flows both after the 1947 Partition when it became East Pakistan and after the 1971 War of Independence. The inflow of Muslims and relatively successful integration of Bengali-speakers, in contrast to the persisting problems with the Urdu-speakers, form bulk of the discussion and are followed by an analysis of a relatively minor movement from Burma


Displace Person Refugee Problem Minor Movement Home Minister International Frontier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. F. M. Kamaluddin
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyJahangirnagar UniversitySavar, DhakaBangladesh

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