A hidden tribe of Bangladesh
The Mru people live a very peaceful life, farming organically, using only what is necessary, and living well within their means. The smiling, welcoming faces as well as the extraordinary hospitality of this hidden tribe in Bangladesh, made an ever-lasting impression upon me.
The solitary, independent and peace-loving Mru people have lived in the Hill Tract of southeastern Bangladesh and western Burma for centuries – their small population being split almost in half by the border. Many scholars believe them to be the original inhabitants of the region. Mru prefer to live on the remote hilltops; even away from other hill tribes. Their villages are easily distinguished by sacred bamboo totems, presided over by guardian spirits.