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Title: Hygiene and sanitation system in Murang society
Authors: Islam, Zahirul
Hossain, Mir Z.
Anwar, Sk. Morshed
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: ISLAM, Z., HOSSAIN, M.Z. and ANWAR, S.M., 2000. Hygiene and sanitation system in Murang society. IN: Pickford, J. (ed). Water, sanitation and hygiene - Challenges of the Millennium: Proceedings of the 26th WEDC International Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 5-9 November 2000, pp.151-152.
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to document behavioural, social, ecological and spiritual patterns of hygiene and sanitation practices as a system of Murang society of Chittagong hill tracts (CHT) in Bangladesh. Murangs are one of the renowned ethnic groups, which live in Bandarban district and one of the sub groups (lineage) of the Tripura clan [Hossain, 1993]. Hygiene and sanitation system of this society is different from the majority Bengali population like other components of the culture. This deference seems in views, place of defecation, cleansing faeces, anal washing, hand washing, source of water, means of collecting and preserving water, usage of water and rituals related to sanitation, etc.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/29380
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