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(Watch) The dying art of rickshaw painting
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(Watch) The dying art of rickshaw painting

If you roam around the cities of Bangladesh, you will see a million colourful rickshaws with larger-than-life characters and events painted on them. After the Partition of India in 1947, rickshaw painting evolved and became popular in the streets of Bangladesh. Now though, the art form is slowly dying as the artists are unable to pass on the long-standing tradition. If they don’t find a way to survive, in a couple of decades, we may not find any rickshaw painters left in the country

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