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
. . .
Language Martyrs Day,