Bangladesh: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Culture Smart!)
Bangladesh is a young country with an ancient history. Situatedon the lush, green and fertile land of the Ganges delta, thecountry gained its independence from Pakistan in 1971. It is a landof writers, saints, scholars, and artists, famous for its music,dance, and drama; folklore; festivals and celebrations; and itsdistinctive culinary tradition.When you first arrive in Bangladesh you may be overwhelmed bythe crowds, the traffic jams, the humidity, and the lack offamiliar facilities however your perspective will change as youcome to know its people. Generosity, honesty, integrity and goodhumour are all traits common to this land, but while 80% of itspopulation live in rural areas Bangladesh remains in most parts avery traditional society, adhering to customs and norms that goback hundreds of years, and so an understanding of the Bangladeshicultural terrain is key for any successful trip!Culture Smart! Bangladesh will introduce you to the culture andthe people beyond the headlines. It offers clear advice on what toexpect and how to behave in different social situations, andwhether you are a tourist or you are traveling on business, it willequip you with a cultural literacy that will help bring theexperience and interactions into full color!Welcome to Bangladesh! Bangladeshe swagato!