|Volume 5 Issue 08 | August 2011|
Life on the Margins
A Photo Feature by Prito Reza
The picture we get of them most often is of colourful festivals, song and dance -- a drop of cultural diversity in our predominantly homogenous society. But over the decades, their lives have also, if not more so, been characterised by struggle -- armed and unarmed -- in their fight for basic rights to land, education, survival . . . and now constitutional recognition in a country where they are a marginalised minority.
On the occasion of International Day of the World's Indigenous People (August 9), Forum pays tribute to the indigenous communities of Bangladesh.
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