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Bengali Folk Culture

Folk Culture Folk Culture Bangladesh for centuries has been an rural society and still majority population live on land. Obviously, its ways of thinking and activities are heavily drawn from the rituals and seasonal rhythms of rural life. Despite the present trends of urbanisation and globalisation, the underlying culture, in both urban and rural communities is folk oriented. Interestingly, there are...

Traditional foods and food habits in Banglades

  TRADITIONAL FOODS AND FOOD HABITS IN BANGLADESH Every country has its own tradition of foods. Bangladesh has also the same. In the sense of food habits, Bangladesh is influenced by the regional variations of her history. Being an outpost of Mughal Empire once, Bangladesh retains its heritage. Bangladesh is famous for rice production which has been the chief occupation of...

Old Dhaka: Our Heritage. Our Past

Walking through the narrow, crowded alleys of Old Dhaka, or Puran Dhaka, always gives me a view into the history and background of our vibrant city. The old buildings with diverse architectural designs that still remain or the local people speaking the delightful local dialect, known as Dhakaiya, reflect the centuries of migrations and settlements that shape our historic...

Dance Tradition in Ancient Bengal

In order to have precise notion about the advancement of a nation, there is little scope to pay indifferent look to its culture. If it is so, the acquaintance will be dim and almost meaningless. To find the answer, how much old the Bangalees as a nation and since when we have been identified as Bangalees, we need to...

Indigenous people of Bangladesh

Indigenous people of Bangladesh G. M. Quader (former Member of Bangladesh Parliament). The terms "indigenous people," "indigenous ethnic minorities," and "tribal groups" are used to describe social groups that share similar characteristics, namely a social and cultural identity that is distinct from dominant groups in society. United Nations human rights bodies, ILO, the World Bank and international law apply four criteria to...

HIZRA (Transgender) : a community within community

In the culture of South Asia, hijras (Hindi:हिजड़ा, Urdu: ہِجڑا‎, Bengali: হিজড়া, Kannada:ಹಿಜಡಾ, Telugu: హిజ్ర Punjabi ਹਿਜਰਅ) or chhakka in Kannada, khusra - ਕੁਸਅਰਅ in Punjabi and kojja in Telugu are physiological males who have feminine gender identity, women's clothing and other feminine gender roles. Hijras have a long recorded history in the Indian subcontinent, from antiquity, as suggested...

hill tribes of chittagong banglades

HILL TRIBES OF BANGLADESH Resource Development and Ethnic Conflict Although Bangladesh's population consists mostly of Muslim, Bengali speakers, it also contains a variety of other ethnic groups (see Table). Most of these groups inhabit the district known as the Chittagong Hill Tracts, a region of hills and forests which was comparatively inaccessible until recently. Over the past century, however, the Hill...

Barisal culture history in bangladesh

Barisal, BangladeshCulture দুর্গাসাগর.JPG|Durga Sagar in Madhabpasha Baitul Aman Mosque.JPG|Baitul Aman Jame Masjid Complex 118 sadar road, Barisal City, Bangladesh..jpg| Shohel Chattar, Bibir Pukur Par Padma Pukur, Barisal.jpg|Padma Pukur, Barisal Bell's Park aka Bangabandhu Udyan Barisal.jpg| Bell's Park aka Bangabandhu Udyan 30 Godown, Barisal.jpg| 30 Godown Freedom Fighters Monument Durgasagar: with an area of about 2,500 hectare, is the largest pond or dighi of southern Bangladesh. It...

India traveling location and culture.

  It is the time of year again! Time to welcome the New Year. Everybody tries to ring into New Year in the best possible way, and nothing can be better than traveling to a new destination to start the New Year. India is a mixture of all type of climate you can get Freezing cold to a pleasant beach weather. In North...

Gujarat culture and lifestyle in india

Gujarat is also called as “Jewel of Western India” is known for its unique and rich culture. It bordered by Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and the Arabian Sea an is home to Gujars, who ruled the area during 700’s. It was the main center of the Indus ValleyCivilization and Harappan civilization. The Gujarati culture is a blend of there beliefs,...

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