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A boat race or nouka baich on Buriganga river, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2012.

A boat race or nouka baich on Buriganga river, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2012.

Launching of hot air balloons during Probarona Purnima, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2009.

Launching of hot air balloons during Probarona Purnima, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2009.

The Buddhist Probarona Purnima festival, at a temple in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2009.

People from the ethnic Manipuri community celebrate Ras Mela festival, in Madhabpur, Maulvi bazar, Bangladesh. The festival held on the night of the full moon in Kartik-Agrahayan, was evolved from the spiritual love-play (ras lila) of Radha and Krishna at Vrindavan. It was introduced by King Jaysingh (1764-1799) of the northeastern Indian state of Manipur.Since the mid-nineteenth century when the Manipuris settled in Bangladesh, this fair has been observed at Madhabpur in of maulvi bazar district.These days the fair is also observed at Kamalganj in Maulvi Bazar, at Dublar Char in the sundarbans and on the Kuakata beach in patuakhali.The prime attractions of the festival are herdsmen'€™s dance by boys in Manipuri dress and the rasa dance by young girls. The love trysts of Krishna and Radha are enacted through Manipuri music and dance drama. 2012.

People from the ethnic Manipuri community celebrate Ras Mela festival, in Madhabpur, Maulvi bazar, Bangladesh. The festival held on the night of the full moon in Kartik-Agrahayan, was evolved from the spiritual love-play (ras lila) of Radha and Krishna at Vrindavan. It was introduced by King Jaysingh (1764-1799) of the northeastern Indian state of Manipur.Since the mid-nineteenth century when the Manipuris settled in Bangladesh, this fair has been observed at Madhabpur in of maulvi bazar district.These days the fair is also observed at Kamalganj in Maulvi Bazar, at Dublar Char in the sundarbans and on the Kuakata beach in patuakhali.The prime attractions of the festival are herdsmen'€™s dance by boys in Manipuri dress and the rasa dance by young girls. The love trysts of Krishna and Radha are enacted through Manipuri music and dance drama. 2012.

People from the ethnic Manipuri community celebrate Ras Mela festival, in Madhabpur, Maulvi bazar, Bangladesh. The festival held on the night of the full moon in Kartik-Agrahayan, was evolved from the spiritual love-play (ras lila) of Radha and Krishna at Vrindavan. It was introduced by King Jaysingh (1764-1799) of the northeastern Indian state of Manipur.Since the mid-nineteenth century when the Manipuris settled in Bangladesh, this fair has been observed at Madhabpur in of maulvi bazar district.These days the fair is also observed at Kamalganj in Maulvi Bazar, at Dublar Char in the sundarbans and on the Kuakata beach in patuakhali.The prime attractions of the festival are herdsmen'€™s dance by boys in Manipuri dress and the rasa dance by young girls. The love trysts of Krishna and Radha are enacted through Manipuri music and dance drama. 2012.

People from the ethnic Manipuri community celebrate Ras Mela festival, in Madhabpur, Maulvi bazar, Bangladesh. The festival held on the night of the full moon in Kartik-Agrahayan, was evolved from the spiritual love-play (ras lila) of Radha and Krishna at Vrindavan. It was introduced by King Jaysingh (1764-1799) of the northeastern Indian state of Manipur.Since the mid-nineteenth century when the Manipuris settled in Bangladesh, this fair has been observed at Madhabpur in of maulvi bazar district.These days the fair is also observed at Kamalganj in Maulvi Bazar, at Dublar Char in the sundarbans and on the Kuakata beach in patuakhali.The prime attractions of the festival are herdsmen'€™s dance by boys in Manipuri dress and the rasa dance by young girls. The love trysts of Krishna and Radha are enacted through Manipuri music and dance drama. 2012.

People from the ethnic Manipuri community celebrate Ras Mela festival, in Madhabpur, Maulvi bazar, Bangladesh. The festival held on the night of the full moon in Kartik-Agrahayan, was evolved from the spiritual love-play (ras lila) of Radha and Krishna at Vrindavan. It was introduced by King Jaysingh (1764-1799) of the northeastern Indian state of Manipur.Since the mid-nineteenth century when the Manipuris settled in Bangladesh, this fair has been observed at Madhabpur in of maulvi bazar district.These days the fair is also observed at Kamalganj in Maulvi Bazar, at Dublar Char in the sundarbans and on the Kuakata beach in patuakhali.The prime attractions of the festival are herdsmen'€™s dance by boys in Manipuri dress and the rasa dance by young girls. The love trysts of Krishna and Radha are enacted through Manipuri music and dance drama. 2012.

A Manipuri girl on Ras Mela festival, in Madhabpur, Maulvi bazar, Bangladesh. The festival held on the night of the full moon in Kartik-Agrahayan, was evolved from the spiritual love-play (ras lila) of Radha and Krishna at Vrindavan. It was introduced by King Jaysingh (1764-1799) of the northeastern Indian state of Manipur.Since the mid-nineteenth century when the Manipuris settled in Bangladesh, this fair has been observed at Madhabpur in of maulvi bazar district.These days the fair is also observed at Kamalganj in Maulvi Bazar, at Dublar Char in the sundarbans and on the Kuakata beach in patuakhali.The prime attractions of the festival are herdsmen'€™s dance by boys in Manipuri dress and the rasa dance by young girls. The love trysts of Krishna and Radha are enacted through Manipuri music and dance drama. 2012.

People from the ethnic Manipuri community celebrate Ras Mela festival, in Madhabpur, Maulvi bazar, Bangladesh. The festival held on the night of the full moon in Kartik-Agrahayan, was evolved from the spiritual love-play (ras lila) of Radha and Krishna at Vrindavan. It was introduced by King Jaysingh (1764-1799) of the northeastern Indian state of Manipur.Since the mid-nineteenth century when the Manipuris settled in Bangladesh, this fair has been observed at Madhabpur in of maulvi bazar district.These days the fair is also observed at Kamalganj in Maulvi Bazar, at Dublar Char in the sundarbans and on the Kuakata beach in patuakhali.The prime attractions of the festival are herdsmen'€™s dance by boys in Manipuri dress and the rasa dance by young girls. The love trysts of Krishna and Radha are enacted through Manipuri music and dance drama. 2012.