A curse and a blessing: Water in the Bengali psyche

Bangladesh (© Md. Al Amin)

Bangladesh lies on a delta created by three of the world’s greatest rivers. To them, it is life in the form of food and transport. It is also death as the annual floods drown this most densely populated nation in the world. Francis Rolt profiles the deep psychological effects of life in a delta nation. 

Producer: Francis Rolt

Broadcast: February 12, 1999