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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1920—1975) president of Bangladesh

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Major political party in Bangladesh. Led country's war of independence against Pakistan in 1971 under the leadership of Shaykh Mujibur Rahman. Secular and nationalist in orientation. Asserts national unity on basis of linguistic-cultural, rather than religious, identity. Current leader is Shaykh Hasinah Vajid.

Subjects: Islam — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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