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.