IN THE FAR NORTH WEST, approaching India’s Bihar State, Dinajpur is a pleasent city with several Hindu monuments nearby, including one of the best preserved temples in Bangladesh. Bring a big memory card- people again love being photographed.
Villagers cross the sand of a dry river.
Two young girls in the rice paddies.
Kantanagar Hindu temple dates to the early 1700s.
Baskets, shelves and other wooden goods being loaded on the station.
Riding the train out of Dinajpur.
A local man at Kantanagar Temple.
Everyone at this temple insisted I take their picture.
A man sells snacks to trin passengers.
A man and his machine. Well, it's probably hired by the day.
A family in their rice fields.
Another grand house, abandoned by its Hindu owners after partition.
A shopkeeper in the market district.
A sprightly young couple working in the market.
A produce trader weighs his wares.
Relaxing in the park in the late afternoon.
A heavily loaded cycle wagon brings in the harvest.
Many women in Bangladesh struck strong poses for my camera, like this train passenger.
Kantanagar Temple, one of many women who wanted to be photographed.
A Krishna (Hindu) temple.
The kitchen of an upcountry restaurant.
The carvings on the Katanagar Temple are ornate and detailed.
Temple keeper of the Krishna temple.
A subsistence farming couple, and their goat.
More carvings from Katanagar Temple.
Hawking peanuts on the train.
A boy plucks a papaya from his family garden.
They don;t get a lot of visitors at the Katanagar Temple.