Bangladesh has a very rich cultural background. our
history began way back in the same time as india. at past bangladesh included
part of india, namely West Bengal, tripura, Asam etc. But in 1947 during the
particial the Hindu dominated Bengal provinces Joined with India and Muslim
dominated regions joined with Pakistan. In 1971 we got our independence from
Pakistan. But still West Bengal culture and language is same as Main Bangladesh.
So often Bengal culture overlaps these two parts of the country. In anyway
bengali culture includes both the parts.
Bengali people loves to eat.
ladies at home often spent their most of the time for cooking different kinds
of testy food for their familiess. a girl should know cooking in order to get
a good marriage. there are plenty food and foods comes in different types and
teste. bengali people usualy take food for 4/ 5 times PER DAY. these are ,
BREAK FAST,(AFTER NOON SNACK), LAUNCH, EVEING FOOD, DINNER. Eating by hand is
a Normal practice in bengali tradition. there are plenty of restaurents here
and there. but the teste veries as per the cooker's ability. the timing,
ingredients and proper way to make the food is very important.
culture is similer to India, Pakistan, Nepal. Actually we are more conservative.
the people are very sensitive and petriotic. we love nature and comfort. people
work hard through out the whole year. we love our family very much. and family
is a very sensitive issue. child birth rate and child death rate are very high.
people love literature very much. we care a great deal about our culture and
heritage. most of all most of the people love politics. may be that's why we
have so many political events and problems. the average life expentancy is
around 55. people usually marry for once and care about their children.
teenagers in our country loves tobe in a group. they love having fun through
games, talk, TV, VDO and politics. Politics usually starts from the university
life. many teenagers die everyyear because of the political violence. this is a
sad and very important issue. everything depends on the political leaders,
because they are the persons who creates the violence. but the result is
suffered by the young teenagers/ university students.
Marriage We believe that people should Marry for only once in a life time.
and so people usually Marry for once. Love, effection,responsibility and
Obedience is the main reasons for lasting a relationship for long. most of our
marriage are arranged marrage. that's mean the parents or the guardians would
select the bride or groom. Now a days this tradition is being easied. that means
more and more love marrage is comming into being. childreen can choose their
girl and full in love. yes it's heppenning. and the number is huge. but still
the majority of the marriage are arranged marriage.
misunderstand about the arranged marrage. even in the arranged marrage childreen
still has the freedom of choice. a groom can choose the bride from alot of
choices. if he doesn't want to marry someone, he would be provided with another
choice. same is true for the bride but in a lower level. usually everything
depends on the family tradition. some family allows greater flexibility in
choosing. while some families are very strict in choice. some parents allow
their children to have their own choice, while some parents doesn't give that
kind of chances. in a marrage a groom's family mostly concerns about the girl's
family, social status, beauty, age, and qualities. the bride's family mostly
concerns about the boy's family, education, job, and charecter history. money,
wealth also has a great effect on the marrage.
the average age of marriage
is based on gender. usually, if you are a male : the age is 25-30 ; if you are
female : the age is 18-25. it's very important that a girl must be a
VIRGIN before a marriage. A girl can hardly get married for Twice. the
society doesn't give them chance to marray twice. hence the girls try their best
to keep intact of their marriage life. more over it's a ccultural value that a
girl considers her husband the most respectable person after the "God". after
marrage the girls are moved with the groom's family and should look after the
groom's parents. the bride would change her last name according to her husband's
name. the family is usually governed by the man. but slowly as the age grows
many of the man surranders the bride giving them the right to govern the family.
below here is a site where you know more about a bengali wedding ceremony,
what are ceremony and what heppens in the wedding ceremony.
Cloths our culture is very conservative,
so dress should cover the body properly. the main cloth for bengali ladies is
the "SARI". "SARI" is a very well known cloth. Sari has many designs and colors.
the price veries on the element, color, and designs. A Sari can be priced
between 150/250 Take to 50,000 Taka or more. 1 US Dolor = 54 Taka. men usually
wears Shirt and pants. the general people loves to wear "LONGI" and shirt/
t-shirt. LOONGI is a piece of cloth sewed and weared by a knot made by hand. the
teenagers loves to wear jeans and t- shirts or shirt. the teenager ladies loves
to wear sari or "KamiJ". if you wanna know more about sari click links below:
People loves the winter season very much. because in this season women makes
different types of winter cakes which are excelent in teste. CAKES ARE KNOWN
AS "PITHA" IN BENGALI LANGUAGE. some of these great Cakes are , "VHAPA PITHA"
, "CHITOL PITHA" , "PATISHAPTA" , ETC. if you are abroad you can find bengali
food in bengli restuarent or in indian restuarents. if you are living in
thailand, you can find bangladeshi food in SILOM ROAD, SOI: NANA
or "POWARAT=indian market " , bangkok, thailand.
below here are some cool
links where you can find bengali food and receipy. you can learn how to make
bengali food by yourself.
LanguageBengali culture has many forms or branches. it's so
big that i can't finish even 0.25% through this page. i can give a rough idea
about our rich culture.
Bengali Language is very complex to the
foreigners. it can be compared with English language. because of the foreign
rule and tourists our language got alot of influence from different nations.
Our language has the following influences:
so you can imagine how much enrichment that our language got from the
foreign cultures. At present National Language of Bangladesh is Bangla.
Eventhough West bengal people speaks Bengali, their tone and style of talking
is different than Bangladeshi people. Even inside Bangladesh, Bengali Language
has the influence of the regions. Different regions of Bangladesh speaks in
different ways. Some part of these Local Bengali Language may not be
understandable by the general people. the differece is because of tone,
wording. so with in bangladesh there are many types of Bengali Language. some
of Major parts are,
beside these there are tribal languages spoken by the tribal people.
below this is the analysis on bengali language by an indian expart, copied from a web site. To me His speaches is indian base and completely exclude the inportance of Bangladesh.
I put this statement to let you visitors to know more. i can not certify how much truth remains in this.
Bengali literary heritage originates from and is neatly intertwined with the classical Indo-Aryan Sanskrit language and literature. But the influence of other non-Aryan languages on Bengali cannot be ignored. It is now more or less accepted that Bengali and languages of neigbouring states belong to the Austric (or Austro-Asiatic) family of languages. Whilst Bengali carries the distinct mark of the Indo-Aryan social and cultural values, expressions or syntactic and grammatical constraints, according to Professor Sunitikumar Chatterjee, "there is, of course, the preserve of Kol and Dravidian (the Santals, the Malers, the Oraons) in the western fringes of the Bengal area, and of the Boda and Mon-Khmer speakers in the northern and eastern frontiers." It then follows that literary works in Bengali would also bear some unmistakable affinities to non-Aryan "phonetics, morphology, syntax and vocabulary" including myriads of symbolism defining the local customs and traditions foreign to the Aryan or Vedic literature.
Professor Nihar Ranjan Roy (in his Bangalir Itihas: Adiparba) concluded that "... in addition to Sanskrit, there were two other languages in vogue in Bengal in the 9th and 10th centuries: one was derived from Souraseni and the other derived from Magadhi. The latter is said to have evolved later into Bengali. Some writers would write pad, doha and verses in both languages and the readers [reciters and listeners] too would understand them equally well."
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