Folk speech
Proverbs

Indian Proverb

Subject: Indian proverb.

Informant: Aminur Rahman

Book: Woman and Microcredit in Rural Bangladesh.

Original performance: “lajja narir vushan”   WMRB pg74.

Phonetic script: “lajja narir vushan”

Transliteration: “lajja narir vushan”

Full translation: Shame is like clothes for women.

Background Information about the Piece by the informant: this saying is popular in rural Bangladesh where women’s honor is tied to modesty.

Context of the Performance: No context.

Thoughts about the piece: This proverb is important because I believe it illustrates in a few words the attitude towards women in places like Bangladesh and a lot of rural areas in the world.

 

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