Bangladesh Culture

Bangladesh did not exist as a distinct geographic and ethnic unity until independence. The region had been a part of successive Indian empires, and during the British period it formed the eastern part of a hinterland of Bengal, which was dominated by the British rulers and Hindu professional, commercial, and landed elites. After the establishment […]

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Bangladesh Religion

Islam, the state religion, is the faith of 88 percent of the population, almost all of whom adhere to the Sunni branch. Hindus make up most of the remainder, and the country has small communities of Buddhists, Christians, and animists. Bangladesh is one of the largest Muslim countries in the world. Most Bangladeshi Muslims are […]

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Bangladesh Country Info

The People’s Republic of Bangladesh, formerly East Pakistan, is bounded to the west and northwest by West Bengal (India), to the north by Assam and Meghalaya (India), to the east by Assam and Tripura (India) and by Myanmar (Burma) to the southeast. Dhaka, the historic city and capital of Bangladesh, lies on the Buriganga River. […]

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Bangladesh Hilsa Chad Fish

The Story of The Hilsa Shad Mizanur Rahman, Ph.D. Formerly of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Biology University of Bergen, Norway Hilsa shad, one of the most important tropical fish of the family clupeidae under the genus Tenualosa and species ilisha is anadromous in nature, not a common phenomenon in tropical water compared to […]

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Bangladesh Art

Bangladesh has a rich tradition of Art. Specimens of ancient terracota and pottery show remarkable artistry. Modern painting was pioneered by artists like Zainul Ahedin, Qamrul Hasan. Anwarul Haque, Shafiuddin Ahnied, Shafiqul Amin, Rashid Chowdhury and S.M. Sultan. Zainul Ahedin earned worldwide fame by his stunning sketches of the Bengal Famine in 1943. Other famous […]

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Bangladesh Fairs and Festivals

Fairs and festivals have always played a significant role in the life of the citizens of this country. They derive from them a great amount of joy, entertainment and color for life. While most of the festivals have sprung from religious rituals, the fairs have their roots in the very heart of the people, irrespective […]

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Bangladesh Drama & Music

Bangladesh Dance and Music Classical forms of the sub-continent predominate in Bangladeshi dance. The folk, tribal and Middle Eastern traits are also common. Among the tribal dances, particularly popular are Monipuri and Santal. Rural girls are in the habit of dancing that does not require any grammar or regulations. Bangla songs like jari and shari […]

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Bangladesh Human Rights Report

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor March 8, 2006 Bangladesh is a parliamentary democracy of 145 million citizens. Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, head of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), assumed power in 2001 following multiparty parliamentary elections deemed to be free and fair […]

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