Fishing for Rocks in Jaflong

Medieval misery in Jaflong's rock fisheries.

Medieval misery in Jaflong’s rock fisheries.

As an alluvial delta, Bangladesh has few rocks. In Jaflong, in the northeast corner of Bangladesh, they fish for rocks. The rocks are fished from the river, broken, loaded onto trucks and taken off to be turned into cement. Jaflong sits on the invisible border with India and was once considered a beautiful place. Even now, amidst the horrors of backbreaking labor and touristy traps, you can still see the faded glory in the bridge and the hills.

Moving rocks from river to boat to truck.

Moving rocks from river to boat to truck.

It’s hard to see the beauty through the lifeless eyes and the maelstrom of medieval tableaux.

Sun sets on Jaflong.

Sun sets on Jaflong.

India is on the far side of the crowd.

India is on the far side of the crowd.

 

2 responses to “Fishing for Rocks in Jaflong

    • Thanks. The more awareness, the better. Thanks for your comment about my food posts. I try to alternate subjects because not everyone wants to see just food… weird, eh?

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