Swadesh Trading House

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A Chinese-owned restaurant, a Bangladeshi
trading house and an East Indian upholstery
exist harmoniously in one community.

If these three distinct cultural communities
can thrive together, what does this say
for the possibility of Canadian society?


"Undoubtedly, this non-traditional upbringing
has created dissent within the traditional family structure.
Parents are accused of unfairness toward their children,
particularly to the girls, who are kept under tight restraints.
One of the nagging issues in the traditional family circle is arranged marriages. Bangladeshi girls are rebelling against this tradition."

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