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EDITOR'S NOTE

We welcome another new year in the Bangla Calendar, Pahela Baishakh.

The soul in enduring clay

Potters and weavers and metalworkers and goldsmiths create dazzling, intricately-designed artifacts praised and highly prized by all who look upon them. Every harvest, or spring, autumn, and...

Bangali heritage, Pahela Baishak and Chhaayanaut

It was not so long ago that we stumbled upon Baishakh at home away from home. Grim foggy London was finally waking up to spring.

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

EDITOR'S NOTE

We welcome another new year in the Bangla Calendar, Pahela Baishakh.

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Cultural construct of Pahela Baishakh

The cultural construct has evolved slowly over the decades, to display loudly the rich cultural heritage of Bengal before the world. Interestingly, the Pahela Baishakh festival is the only of its...

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Folklore of Baishakh

The adages of Khona, a legendary astrologer of ancient times, continue to be a staple in the life of farmers, as these sayings impart crucial lessons about their land and agriculture.

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

The timeless appeal of folk music

The diverse culture of Bangladesh has evolved over the centuries. During the Bengal Renaissance of the 19th and early 20th centuries...

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Pahela Baishakh: The uniting legacy

After the partition of Indian subcontinent in 1947, when Pakistani rulers started to demean Bangali tradition by imposing Urdu and West Pakistani culture, the cultural significance of Pahela...

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Bangali heritage, Pahela Baishak and Chhaayanaut

It was not so long ago that we stumbled upon Baishakh at home away from home. Grim foggy London was finally waking up to spring.

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

The soul in enduring clay

Potters and weavers and metalworkers and goldsmiths create dazzling, intricately-designed artifacts praised and highly prized by all who look upon them. Every harvest, or spring, autumn, and...