Bangladesh has a rich, diverse culture. Its deeply rooted heritage is thoroughly reflected in its architecture, dance, literature, music, painting and clothing. The three primary religions of Bangladesh (Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam) have had a great influence on its culture and history.
The history of Bangladesh's literature extends back many centuries, with the oldest sample of Bengali literature dating back a thousand years. A notable difference is seen in the literary works of pre- and post-independent Bangladesh. Literature from Bangladesh is produced in many forms, from novels to poetry, and in several languages.
Many people are surprised to find out that there are a great many languages in Bangladesh. Bangladesh’s official language is known as Bangla or Bengali and is spoken by the vast majority of the population. Bangla is also spoken in several other countries such as India, Malawi, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the USA where a number of Bangladesh ...