A day on Jamuna Char

  • The people of Jamuna Char travel to different places by boat from Shahrabari Ghat of Bogura’s Dhunat Upazila. However, due to the presence of numerous sandbars during the winter season, one has to walk mile after mile to reach their destination. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

    The people of Jamuna Char travel to different places by boat from Shahrabari Ghat of Bogura’s Dhunat Upazila. However, due to the presence of numerous sandbars during the winter season, one has to walk mile after mile to reach their destination. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

  • The Shahrabari Village in Bogura’s Dhunat Upazila is now divided in two due to erosion of the Jamuna River. Rice and mustard are cultivated along the river. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

    The Shahrabari Village in Bogura’s Dhunat Upazila is now divided in two due to erosion of the Jamuna River. Rice and mustard are cultivated along the river. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

  • A boat is being made for use in the upcoming monsoon at Shahrabari Ghat. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

    A boat is being made for use in the upcoming monsoon at Shahrabari Ghat. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

  • Fish are scarce in the Jamuna River during the winter season as the river dries. Fishing boats lay idle at Shahrabari Ghat. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

    Fish are scarce in the Jamuna River during the winter season as the river dries. Fishing boats lay idle at Shahrabari Ghat. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

  • Farming and raising livestock are the main occupations of people living on Jamuna Char. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

    Farming and raising livestock are the main occupations of people living on Jamuna Char. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

  • The village of Shahrabari in Bogura’s Dhunat Upazila is now divided in two due to the erosion of the Jamuna River. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

    The village of Shahrabari in Bogura’s Dhunat Upazila is now divided in two due to the erosion of the Jamuna River. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

  • People from different parts of Jamuna Char arrive by boat to the Shahrabari Ghat of Bogura’s Dhunat Upazila. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

    People from different parts of Jamuna Char arrive by boat to the Shahrabari Ghat of Bogura’s Dhunat Upazila. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

  • Goods are brought by bicycle to the Shahrabari Ghat of Bogura’s Dhunat Upazila for transport across the Jamuna River. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

    Goods are brought by bicycle to the Shahrabari Ghat of Bogura’s Dhunat Upazila for transport across the Jamuna River. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

  • A family waits to cross the Jamuna River at Shahrabari Ghat in Bogura’s Dhunat Upazila. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

    A family waits to cross the Jamuna River at Shahrabari Ghat in Bogura’s Dhunat Upazila. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

  • Grain is transported by horse-drawn carts at the Jamuna River Char. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

    Grain is transported by horse-drawn carts at the Jamuna River Char. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

  • A child jumps off a boat into a drying Jamuna River. Photo: SM Ariful Amin

    A child jumps off a boat into a drying Jamuna River. Photo: SM Ariful Amin