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Tag Archives: Santals
The latest news with Bangladesh is as baffling as it is worrying. Is it a first in political history for a party leader to be forced by the Government to take part in elections? Well, Bangladesh’s lovable ex-dictator, Ershad, has … Continue reading
Even after so many years living in Bangladesh, I never fail to be amazed by its beauty. Yesterday, even though we count ourselves as living ‘in the middle of nowhere’, we were invited to a meal in a place the … Continue reading
Last Friday we took a trip out to a village in Rangpur. We hadn’t been there in nearly three years – not since my adopted daughter, Elbina, got married and went to live there with her husband’s family. Elbina (Bina … Continue reading
Santals are, along with the Garo and Chakma, one of the biggest of the thirty or so tribes living in Bangladesh. In India and surrounding countries they add up to around six million. In Bangladesh they number around two hundred … Continue reading
Our ayahs have been insisting for weeks now that they wanted us to come to their family’s village a couple of hours drive from where we live at LAMB and have a meal there. Always one to want to go … Continue reading