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American Journal of Rural Development. 2017, 5(4), 106-109
DOI: 10.12691/ajrd-5-4-3
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Present Social Awareness and Economic Condition of Nomadic Bede Community at Narayanganj District in Bangladesh

Raf-Ana-Rabbi Shawon1, and Mahbub-E- Rabbi2

1Department of Sociology, National University, Bangladesh

2Department of Economics, Government Adamjee Nagar MW College, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: August 25, 2017

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Raf-Ana-Rabbi Shawon and Mahbub-E- Rabbi. Present Social Awareness and Economic Condition of Nomadic Bede Community at Narayanganj District in Bangladesh. American Journal of Rural Development. 2017; 5(4):106-109. doi: 10.12691/ajrd-5-4-3


The Bedes were the nomadic people lived scattered and travelled throughout Bangladesh via rivers with a cluster form. The study was conducted in Naraynganj district during the time period from January, 2014 to August, 2014. About 650 bede peoples (Male 278, female 370 and hijra 2) data were collected randomly from various places of Narayangan district like langolbond, Mugrapara, Katchpur, Gulakandail, Kanchan with a prescribed preform questionnaire format. With a view to before finalize the study, the most important basic information were observed carefully within the community and various features of their social and economic data were collected. From the study, it was assumed that the Bede community severely deprived from all types of basic needs of living both social and economic. The most significant constraints were poverty, illiteracy, premature marriage and lack of consciousness about family planning. The social acceptance was uncommon due to their living style, very tough traditional and ritual bindings to make relationship with the other out peoples. They mostly lived under the poverty line. They passed their every day with untold sorrow and sufferings. Due to illiteracy, they were not engaged with officials and others sophisticated jobs. They were deviated from the mainstream of the country economics and development. It was a preliminary work. Further studies will necessary for revealed the unseen scenario of their sorrowful life and find out the solution of major constraints. Its high time to uncover the superstitions of their community and strongly recommended to the Government and others NGO’s to introduce one stop service programs for developing the bede community both socially and economically.

Bede Khupri Narayanganj Nomadic Shinga Ther

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