bhashaili dubaili (in A)
slide show of the rivers of bangladesh and the "majhis" or boatmen who take them on. some of the rivers are so wide that the shores are not visible from the middle and the waves can get several meters high. the country boatmen called "mazhis" navigate these waters with a combination of skill and bravado that defines their unique profession and the bengali character. the song by the poet jasimuddin, sung in an amateur home recording by the submitter, tells their story particularly with reference to navigating rivers when no shore is in sight. the photographs were downloaded from the internet.