The Khasi tribe, which lives in India and Bangladesh, is known for its matrilineal culture in which women dominate a family. As the economy develops, the life of Khasi is improving. There are more than one million Khasi people in India and around 30,000 in Bangladesh, mainly in northeastern Sylhet Division. Before partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, Khasi people belonged to one country. After partition, majority of Khasi live in India, and the rest in Bangladesh.
Mrs. Beisong Lamin, an ex resident of Bangladesh, from Darrang village, India, shares her experience on what happened during the India Pakistan Partition. Mr S Lymba, who is a Khasi representative from Bangladesh mentions how Khasis in India have access to proper education facilities and even hold high posts in state government. This is not seen among Khasis in Bangladesh. They hope for a day when they can live together as one.
Released on: 2002
Director Evangeline Wahlang
ProducerDepartment of Mass Media St Anthonys College Shillong
Source :Department of Mass Media, St. Anthony's College Shillong
Year of Production : 2002
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