A Human Settlement with a Distinctive Economy: Spotlight on the Struggles of the Underprivileged Kuri Community, Sylhet Bangladesh
Tanjima Siddika & Farhana Hoque
The community is a collection of residents who reflect each other’s individual jobs, lives, settlement patterns, customs, and cultural frameworks. Communities also pass on their customs from one generation to the next. Maintaining local communities within a country is important, and preserving cultural traditions helps to enhance neighborhood engagement in cities. This research work intends to explore a specific community heritage known as the Kuri community in Sylhet, Bangladesh. They are one of the most deprived communities in Bangladesh. They have distinct professions in snack making, like parched rice, puffed rice and many savory snacks. The business is continuing from time to time and from generation to generation. Though their economic condition is underprivileged, their community bonding and neighborhood are impressive and strong. The aim of this paper is to find out their origin, lifestyle, settlement pattern and economic activities. This study will investigate the relationship between the spatial organization of domestic space and working space. Also, it’s a matter of concern that there is no research identifying them or preserving their professional identity. In this paper, the study collected data from the locals of Masimpur, where the majority of them currently dwell. In accordance with the study’s stated aims, a questionnaire survey was conducted as part of the qualitative research design process. In the work, their way of life, style of settlement, financial circumstances, and current state of their own specialized occupation have been found and documented after analyzing these data.
Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Kuri Community, Neighbourhood, Snacks, Settlement Pattern.
|Title:||A Human Settlement with a Distinctive Economy: Spotlight on the Struggles of the Underprivileged Kuri Community, Sylhet Bangladesh|
|Author:||Tanjima Siddika & Farhana Hoque|
|Journal Name:||International Journal of Science and Business|
|ISSN:||ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)|
|Media:||Online & Print|
|Issue publication (Year):||2023|
|Date of Publication:||26/09/2023|
|Paper Type:||Research paper|
Cite This Article:
Tanjima Siddika & Farhana Hoque (2023). A Human Settlement with a Distinctive Economy: Spotlight on the Struggles of the Underprivileged Kuri Community, Sylhet Bangladesh. International Journal of Science and Business, 29 (1), 56-68. doi: https://doi.org/10.58970/IJSB.2234
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About Author (s)
Tanjima Siddika (corresponding author), Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Leading University (LU) Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Farhana Hoque, Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Leading University (LU) Sylhet, Bangladesh.