African legacy

“Aji hote shato ‘barsha’ pare ke tumi poricho bosi amar kobita khani” – Rabindranath Tagore.
(Who you are, reading this poem of mine, many ‘years’ from now?”)

The Bengali word ‘barsha’ (in the poem is used to mean ‘year’) actually means rain. Even today, among many African tribes the way to ask someone’s age is, “How many rains are you?”

Fastening cotton strings around trees for good luck (primarily before travel) is another common practice between these two nations.

Internet routers works in a way which is very similar to African talking drums used to send messages across villages, not too long ago.


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