The Book: “Celebrating 50 Years of Bangladesh“
This book celebrates the half-century-old independence of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. In an engaging, upbeat account, Daniel Seidl describes in 157 pages the development and transformation of a country that had to fight hard for its liberty, emerging from the struggle for independence to become a global manufacturing hub with exceptional economic growth. The author not only gives a general overview of facts worth knowing, but also addresses uncomfortable and future-relevant issues, although without raising an admonishing finger. Having been associated with Bangladesh for 25 years, he knows the country better than almost any European, and Europe better than any Bangladeshi.