The Immigrant Muslim Village, Ganesh-Pahar

A friendly village inhabited by immigrants from the low-lying lands of Bangladesh.

Interact with this friendly agriculturist community where the village schools teach modern education and where the children gather along the banks of the river to smile shyly at the visiting tourists. These people stay on these river banks in winters when the river subsides as the land is rich for growing crops. Come summer floods caused by the melting snows of the Himalayas along with the deluge of the monsoons the river rises by eight and a half meters and submerges this world under its torrential flows. The villages are prepared to leave only to return next season and so the cycle starts again.

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