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Welcome! I am a British Freelance Writer and Educational consultant who worked in Bangladesh until December 2013. I also have ADHD.
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The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Part of the current A level English Literature syllabus, this classic novel from Farrell is part of his triptych of books looking at, and criticising, the British Empire. This one is based loosely on the real events of 1857 when Indian sepoys […]
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Tag Archives: shalwar kameeze
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Please don’t think my previous posts on Bangladeshi women’s fashion were meant in any way to be derogatory or critical. Far from it. There is no doubting there are grave dangers for women working with fires that can easily catch … Continue reading
So, last week I talked a little about the kind of fashion women wear in Bangladesh and why. The young, unmarried wear shalwar kameezes and the married, older women wear saris. Working women – particularly in the garment and … Continue reading