Postcards from South Asia

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🇧🇩 Bangladesh

Atia Mosque, Tangail, 1609 AD
Bibi Chini Mosque, Borguna, Mughal period
Boroibari Dholsamudro, Kaliakoir, Gazipur
Busy street at Gulistan, Dhaka
Two men on bicycles
Fisherman throwing a net for fishing
Fishermen netting fish in a river in Bangladesh
Fishing by villagers
Group of boats of snake charmers
Harvesting pineapple
Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque, Dhaka, 1704 AD
Kutub Mosque, Kishoreganj, 16th century
Palm leaves
Rice processing field, Singra, Natore
Shah Niamatullah Wali Mosque, Chapainawabganj, 15th century
South Gate of Lalbagh Fort, Lalbagh, Dhaka, 17th century
Sun rising
Terracotta Plaque, Kantaji Temple, Dinajpur, 18th century
Truck in Khulna
Washing jute, Gopalganj
Water lilies
Women working
Tetulia Ja’me Mosque, Satkhira, Bengali Year 1270
Momin Mosque, Mathbaria, Pirojpur, 1913 AD
Majlis Awlia Mosque, Faridpur, 1493-1538 AD
Kamalpur Mosque, Gaurnadi, Barisal, late Mughal period
Choto Sona Mosque, Chapainawabganj, 1493-1519 AD
Bagha Mosque, 1523 AD
Mahasthangarh, Bogura, 4th century AD
Rose Garden, Dhaka, 19th century AD
Shait Gumbad Mosque, 15th century AD
Tomb of Poribibi, 17th century AD
Audience hall and hammam, Lalbagh, Dhaka, 17th century
Idrakpur Fort, Munshiganj, 1660 ACE
Jagoddal Bihara, Naogaon, 1082-1124 AD
Kodla Moth, Bagerhat, 17th century AD
Terracotta plaque from Shalbon Vihara excavation, Mainamati, Comilla, 7th-9th century ACE
A little girl with an innocent smile
Children are crossing a bamboo bridge
Hatirjheel, Dhaka
Jute fiber processing
Shait Gumbad Mosque, Bagerhat
Two children
View of Jaflong, Sylhet
Women are working at the potato field
Curzon Hall, University of Dhaka, Dhaka
Boats, St. Martin’s Island, Cox’s Bazar
A boy flying a kite
Santal, Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, water color, 1951 AD
Decorated door leaf, wood, found at Edward House, Dhaka, 19th century AD
Bara Anhik and Gopala Temple, Puthia, Rajshahi, late 18th century AD
Barisal Divisional Museum, Barisal Bhaban, 1801 AD
Rabindra Kuthibari, Shilaidaha, Kushtia, 1891 AD
Rabindra Kuthibari, Shilaidaha, Kushtia, 1891 AD
Tahakhana, Shibgonj, Chapainawabganj, 1655 AD
National Parliament of Bangladesh
Workers sorting green vegetables
Farmer cutting jute plants
Green Bangladesh
Harvesting by S. M. Sultan, 1986, Bangladesh National Museum
Megalithic monuments, Sylhet
Salbon Bihara Cumilla, 7th century AD
Workers plant paddy shoots
Rice paddy
Traditional boats
Saint Martin Island
Kaptai Lake, Rangamati
Rickshaw jam in Sadarghat, Dhaka
Farmer cleaning jute fibres in a canal, Jessore
Chaitra Sankranti Celebration, Sripur
Bringing the boat back from the sea, Himchari, Cox’s Bazar
Armed resistance of the Mukti Bahini of the Bangladesh Liberation War
Bullock cart from the field
Child walking through mud
Drying chili
Fisherman at Teknaf Beach in Cox’s Bazar
Fisherman, Tanguar Haor, Sunamganj
Fishing at night
Fishing, Jaflong, Sylhet
Girl plucking tea leaves
Guerrilla operations of the Mukti Bahini of the Bangladesh Liberation War
Jora Kabar, Patuakhali, late Mughal period
Men in the water
Mother, child, and goat walking in the rain
Prayer at the mosque
Sadarghat River Port, Dhaka
Smiling village dame
Star fruits and flowers
Surrender of the Pakistan Army in Dhaka on 16 December 1971
Tomb of Ulugh Khan Jahan, Bagerhat, 1459 AD
Under and beyond a Banyan tree
Water Festival, Banderban
Uttar Karapur Miabari Mosque, Barisal, 18th century AD
Nayabad Mosque, Dinajpur, 1785 AD
Majlis Awlia Mosque, Faridpur, 1493-1538 AD
Khan Mohammad Mosque, Dhaka, 1704-1705 AD
Haji Khawza Shahbaj Mosque, Dhaka, 1679 AD
Bagha Mosque, Bagha, Rajshahi, 1523 AD
Bibi Chini Mosque, Borguna, 17th century AD
Dighapatia Rajbari (Uttara Gonobhaban), Natore, 1734 AD
Sat Gumbad Mosque, Dhaka, 1680 AD
Tetulia Jame Mosque, Satkhira, Bengali Year 1270
Areal view, Paharpur Buddhist Vihara, Naogaon, 8th-12th century ACE
Gold coin, exposed from Mainamati, Comilla, 7th-9th century ACE
Inner view of Lalbagh Fort, Dhaka, 17th century
Jor-Bangla Temple, Pabna, 18th century ACE
Sonarang Temple, Tongibari, Munshiganj, 1843 AD
A little boy with the Bangladeshi national flag
Hanging Bridge of Rangamati
Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, Dhaka
National Parliament of Bangladesh, Dhaka
Sompuri-vihar, Paharpur
Sonargaon Folk Art and Craft Museum, Sonargaon
Village boats
Woman working in a tea garden, Sylhet
The struggle sculpture, Sonargaon Folklore Museum
Children flying kites
Nataraja Siva, basalt, 11th century AD, Palgiri, Comilla
Hansuli, silver ornament, 19th century AD
Ahsan Manzil Palace with Zenana, South Facade, established 1859 AD, Dhaka
Baliati Palace, Manikganj, 18th-19th century AD
Gold coins, Mainamati, 17th century AD
Salbon Bihara, Comilla, 7th century AD
National Monument
Royal Bengal Tiger
Traditional village life
Traditional village life
Family drying jute fiber
Daily life at the coast
Mass killing of unarmed, innocent, and destitute Bengalis by the Pakistani Army, Operation Searchlight
Two young men crossing the marsh on a raft
A woman feeds her beloved ducklings
M. M. Dattabari, Sagardari, Jashore, 19th century AD
Puthia Palace, Rajshahi, 1865 AD
Shah Mohammed Mosque, 16th-17th century AD
Magpie Robin, National Bird of Bangladesh
Seasonal Mango Market, Chapai Nawabganj
Benapole, Jashore
Fishing boats, Dhal Char
Shampan boat on the Karnaphuli River, Chittagong
Village market on the Brahmaputra River, Jatrapur
Life in a Mro House, wild tomatoes and a dried bitter gourd container, Thanchi, Bandarban
Tripura woman weaving a traditional skirt, Khagrachari
A Rajbangshi grandfather, Panchbibi

🇮🇳 India

Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad
First rays of sun on Mount Neelkanth, Uttarakhand
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka
Bull on Chamundi Hill, Mysore
Jhum cultivation
Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh
Molela clay work and Pokran pottery
Stone ratha in the Vitthala Temple complex, Hampi

🇱🇰 Sri Lanka

Kandy Esala Perahera, Kandy
Nilaveli Beach, Trincomalee