Photographer's Note

We had reached the Garo village where we were to stay for the next two days.rnBangladesh is predominantly Muslim but with exceptions. The Garos are indigenous people in northern Bangladesh, it is believed that they originated from Tibet and were looked upon as savage headhunters, However, today it is suggested that eighty percent of the Garo have converted to Christianity, although their traditions that make them unique and many of their customs are still practiced. The Garo’s traditional beliefs center around animal life, sacrificing either animals or people (not still practiced) when someone passes away, and believing that those killed by animals or who commit suicide are reincarnated as an animal. They have also managed to remain a matrilineal tribe, meaning that the land they live on belongs to the women, while the men govern the society, giving the woman more rights than in most tribes.

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Viewed: 2008
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Additional Photos by Elaine springford (everlasting) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 978 W: 67 N: 3013] (19680)
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