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Bangladesh, a country about the size of the US state of Wisconsin, was originally part of Bengal, India, under the British colonial empire of the 18th and 19th centuries. It became East Pakistan after Indian independence from Britain in 1947, when the subcontinent was partitioned between the two new nations of India and Pakistan. Despite almost thirty years of foreign-influenced economic development since its separation from Pakistan in 1971, Bangladesh maintains rich cultural traditions in the arts.



Two drawings by world-famous Bangladeshi artist, Zainul Abedin.

Bride going home to her parents

                          The Struggle


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Language Martyrs Day, Rajshahi University