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Sailing against the Wind - Boats and boatmen of Bangladesh / সেইলিং এগেইন্সট দি উইন্ড- বোটস এন্ড বোটমেন অফ বাংলাদেশ
Sailing against the Wind - Boats and boatmen of Bangladesh By:Other Book Type: Reference
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Book Code 12445
Publisher University Press / ইউনিভার্সিটি প্রেস লিমিটেড
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Published February, 1992
ISBN 9840511890
Page 158
Language English
Binding Hardcover
Price Tk. 850.00
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Chayaprithibi By:Tanjina Hosen S02:Eksathe Dui By:Iqbal Alamgir Kabir S03: Aro Dui By:Iqbal Alamgir Kabir Boishaker Hahakar O Onnanno By:Muhammed Zafar Iqbal Fele Asha Chelebela By:Online Compilation


S02:Eksathe Dui

S03: Aro Dui

Boishaker Hahakar O Onnanno

Fele Asha Chelebela
Boats and boatmen of Bangladesh
Photographs by Trygve Bølstad
Text by Eirik G. Jansen
ISBN 984 05 1189 0 1992 158pp 228x270mm HB Tk.850.00 US$33.00

Some of the greatest rivers of the world flow through Bangladesh. These rivers form what is perhaps the most complete system of inland water navigation to be found anywhere. Few places in the world do boat operations in inland water play a more prominent role than in Bangladesh.
The way of life for the 120 million people who live in Bangladesh is to a large extent governed by inland water. For several months every year between one third to half of the land is submerged under water. Millions of people take to the boats and the life of Bangladesh becomes a floating world.
It is estimated that there exist more than 700,000 boats in the country in the country employing several million people. In the past nothing in the fabric of the boats depended on anything that could not be made by carpenter, blacksmith and the village weaver. The country boats were truly and genuinely “made in Bangladesh”. Since the mid 1980’s a technological revolution gas taken place in the country boat sector. Several hundred thousand country boats have been fitted with small engines.
The beautiful sailing boats and the life around them will soon be remnants of the past. This book aims to convey the atmosphere of the diverse unspoiled shipping in the inland water transport of Bangladesh. The book will therefore contribute to preserve the rich cultural heritage the traditional country boats represent in Bangladesh.
Trygve Bølstad is a graduate of Ealing School of Photography, London works freelance from his base and hometown Oslo. The recipient of traveling fellowships and prestigious awards, he has photographed widely around the world before he first arrived in Bangladesh during the flood of 1988. He is contract photographer for NORAD and the United nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Eirik G. Jansen has written the text of this book. He was Project Manager of the Norwegian/Dutch financed Country Boat Study from 1982-84. He has carried out development work and been a researcher in Bangladesh since 1976. He is the author of many books and articles on development issues in Bangladesh. From 1987 to 1990 he was Deputy Resident Representative of the Norwegian Agency for International Development (NORAD) in Dhaka. He is currently a research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, OSLO.
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