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Mangoes & Curry Leaves

By Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Published 2005

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Early morning can be so tough when we’re traveling. It’s still dark, and bed is comfortable, but we know that dawn comes quickly and that those first few hours of daylight are best for photographs and for understanding. Early morning is the time to catch glimpses of farmers heading out to their fields, children starting to school, markets setting up, mist on the water, fishermen with their nets at first light. So it was, one morning in the town of Rajshahi, in western Bangladesh. There was a little chill in the air, and the sky was just starting to lighten as we drove through deserted streets and out of town, heading north toward a pre-Moghul mosque called Kosumbra Masjid.