This book provides an overview of the emergence of geography as a discipline in Bangladesh and the contributions made by local geographers towards the development of the country. It explores problems associated with population growth and poverty, landlessness and food security, land use and natural resource management, urbanism, climate change, disaster management, and human health.
The volume shows how research and the study of geography in the ‘periphery’, can contribute in achieving progress in countries like Bangladesh and help them prepare against imminent disasters, ecological, social, economic shocks and uncertainties.
This book will be useful to students and researchers of geography, environment studies, disaster management, development studies, geo-informatics, geology, demography, and sociology and South Asian studies, with a particular focus on Bangladesh. It will also interest various policy makers and NGO professionals working in these and related fields.
1.Geography in Bangladesh:Niche of the Discipline in the Context of Global Change Sheikh Tawhidul Islam Alak Paul 2. Conducting Research in Geography: Epistemological Framework and Production of Knowledge in BangladeshAlak PaulSheikh Tawhidul IslamPart II: Contributions in Human Geography3.Geographical perspectives of landlessness in Bangladesh: a spatio-temporal investigation Nasreen Ahmed 4. Trends in urban research in Bangladesh Nazrul Islam 5. Geographical dimension of food security in rural BangladeshMd Abu Taiyeb Chowdhury 6. Dimensions of gender geography in Bangladesh Rosie Majid Ahsan 7. Qualitative approach in health geographic research: ‘Field’ experiences in HIV/AIDS discourse in BangladeshAlak Paul 8. Population geography in Bangladesh: In search of roots and approaches K Maudood Elahi 9. Urban land use pattern in Bangladesh M. Maksudur Rahman Part III: Contributions in Physical Geography 10. Use of GIS/RS to determine historical changes in the coastline of Bangladesh for the purposes of drawing sea boundary Md. Shahedur Rashid Mohd. Shamsul Alam 11. Reconstruction of paleogeography and palaeoenvironment of Bangladesh: Geographical Perspectives Shahidul Islam 12. Natural resources appraisal in Bangladesh Md. Humayun Kabir 13. Climate change, disaster management and development challenges in Bangladesh: problems capacities and synergies Sheikh Tawhidul Islam Part IV: Contributions in Environment (mixed methods) 14. Geographical methods in undertaking disaster and vulnerability research Shitangsu Kumar Paul 15. Displacement and resettlement practice in BangladeshHafiza Khatun 16. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Bangladesh: Applications of geographical tools and methodsDara Samsuddin Part V: Conclusions and Way Forward 17. Review research in searching for the deep roots of geographical knowledge Nandini Sanyal 18. Conclusions and way forward Sheikh Tawhidul Islam Alak Paul