Crocodile in the Water, Tiger on the Bank: Common Bengali Proverbs
 
     
  About the book

Here is a collection of more than 40 commonly used proverbs which you can learn and use in a very short time. This book is for English speakers who would like to learn a few Bengali proverbs or sayings. Each proverb takes just a few pages to learn. Besides including a cultural insight, each section also contains Bengali Tips as a guide for those people who happen to be learning the Bengali language. These proverbs have been checked with locals not just for meanings, but for usage frequency. The proverbs in this book are not relics of history-they are currently used and understood by Bangladeshis. Whether you know Bengali or not, these phrases provide great conversation starters with your Bengali friends and co-workers. Neatly presented in an easy-to-grasp format, you can learn to use these sayings quickly. Whether you have never been to Bangladesh, have lived there for many years, or have family and friends there, Crocodile in the Water, Tiger on the Bank will give you insights into the rich culture of Bangladesh.

Matt Yarrington is an American who spent six years studying and researching on Bengali language and Bengali Folklore. Currently he is working toward a Ph.D. on cultural trends in Bangladesh.