Graveyard Dhaka

The people in Dhaka Bury their dead in private graveyards, with a malik, owner sitting at the entrance and friendly greeting everybody. They put the dead in the ground but only one or two years, when they are chnaged into bones, they clean the space and throw the rest with the dirt. It was unclear what happens with the dirt. They did not allow us to make foto’s of the skulls, neither take a skull. On friday and especially during Ramadan, they come to pray at the graves. Than the graveyard is a crowded place with a lot of beggars at the entrance. The location of the grave is important, the grave might be filled with somebody else already, but it stays the grave of….

Photography by Martijn Crowe

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