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Urban Poverty in Bangladesh: Slum Communities, Migration and by Shahadat Hossain

By Shahadat Hossain

The research of city poverty has regularly been ruled through monetary techniques, frequently neglecting the social questions coming up from poverty. This publication seeks to redress the stability and is predicated on either quantitative and qualitative facts amassed from diversified slums in Dhaka urban, Bangladesh. Shahadat Hossain indicates that the slum groups adventure the top point of poverty and marginality within the urban. they continue to be greatly depending on their households and social networking of their fight to conform to city lifestyles. This booklet could be valuable for these operating within the parts of city reviews, improvement reports, Asian reviews, sociology and social coverage experiences.

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The population, which was estimated to be nearly 200,000 in 1800, dropped to 51,000 in 1873 (Hunter 1976). The energetic controller of Dhaka, Mr. Walters, founded the Dhaka Committee in 1830 and under his chairmanship began the development of Dhaka town. 5 sq. km and the total population was 51,635 in 1867 (Hunter 1976). Dhaka City began to rise from a declining and stagnant condition after the transfer of power to the Crown in 1858 by the British East India Company. The first local administration, the Dhaka Municipality, was established in 1864 by Mr.

2000). Similarly existing educational institutions have also failed to meet the demands of city dwellers. Though the number of private schools, colleges and universities has significantly increased in the last decade, they are meeting demands of only an insignificant portion of the city’s population belonging to the upper class (Siddiqui et al. 1993). Dhaka City is noted for a serious lack of outdoor sports and recreational facilities. Although no comparative statistics are available, it is certain that among the world’s metropolises, Dhaka has amongst the lowest per capita numbers of playgrounds, stadiums, parks, woods, swimming pools, public libraries, theatres, art galleries, exhibition halls and museums.

However, the ensuing famine soon pushed millions from rural areas back into urban areas (CUS 1976). In Bangladesh the first significant phase of urbanization started in 1947 (CUS 1976). 4 per cent. The factors causing this were many, some political, others socio-economic (BBS 1977). Large-scale migration of Muslims from India in 1947 and afterwards was a major factor. The emigration of a large Hindu population from Bangladesh to India was mostly from rural areas, while the immigrants from India mostly concentrated in the urban areas of Bangladesh, thus outnumbering the emigrants from the urban areas.

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