Tag: religion

  • Golden Temple

    A mere ninety two kilometers outside of Chittagong, is a picturesque part of Bangladesh that is referred to as the rooftop of the country. Over and above the fact that the hill town is home to two of the highest peaks in Bangladesh, namely Tajingdong and Keokeradong, it is one of the most breathtaking parts of the country. Winding roads through dense green forests, rolling hills of lush ...

  • Shahi Jama-e-Masjid

    If you are planning a trip to Bangladesh soon, no doubt you have a few must-see items on your list. Your travels will likely take you to the delightful city of Chittagong where you will be surrounded by many different sights and sounds. This is the home of the Shahi Jama-e-Masjid Mosque.

  • Religion

    Islam is the official religion in Bangladesh and is practiced by some 88 percent of the country's inhabitants. Other religions that are active in Bangladesh include Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, animism and tribal belief systems. The majority of the population who follow Islam pursue the Sunni branch of the Muslim religion whilst a small group are Shia.

  • Literature

    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.

  • Expatriates

    Not many people choose to become a Bangladesh expatriate though at one stage there was quite a sizable expatriate community living in the country. The vast majority of these expatriates where descendents of British colonists who had discovered the many advantages that the British enjoyed in the country and decided to stay. However, their enthusiasm soon waned and they returned to their ...