Paragraph : Diaspora

Write a paragraph on ‘Diaspora’ on the basis of the answers to the following questions in about 200 words:

  • What is diaspora?

  • What are the major causes of diaspora?

  • Who were the greatest displaced people in the history?

  • Do you find any diaspora in recent times?

  • What are the consequences of diaspora?


Diaspora simply means movement of a group of people from our country to another. In fact, the term ‘diaspora’ refers o people who have left their homelands and settled in other parts of the world either willingly or being forced or for both reasons. There are some major causes for which people disperse to a foreign country. There is a long historical background of diasporas all over the world such as the expulsion of the Jews from Judah who formed the greatest diaspora in history, the fleeting of the Greeks after the Turkey attack and fall of Constantinople, the African Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the movement of Aryans from Central Europe, etc. Besides, colonization, imperialism, conflict and wars, ravages of nature, scientific and technological advancement, globalization, transportation to capital and labour, poverty, high ambition for better living, brain-drain, etc. have contributed a lot to the rapid diasporas in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. But the Palestinian diaspora in the 20th century and the diaspora of the Rohingya refugees in the 21st century have attracted a lot of attention of the world leaders and peace-loving people because of the unspeakable misery and plight of the Palestinian Muslims and the Rohingya Muslims. Similarly, during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971, many Hindus were compelled to disperse in India. Today, in this age of globalization, massive diasporas including the Bangladeshi diaspora are found all over the world. For instance, diasporas of about 3,00,000 and 6,00,000 Bangladeshis live in the United Kingdom and Italy respectively. There are both merits and demerits in diaspora. Forced diaspora creates political, social and economic crises and global problems. But in the post-modern age, it has created ample opportunities in the fields of trade and commerce, social and cultural interaction, friendship and understanding breaking the geographical boundaries of the world.

গুরুত্বপূর্ণ শব্দার্থ
Movement – স্থানান্তর; diaspora – প্রবাসী; expulsion – নির্বাসন; fleeting – দ্রুত ধাবমান; colonization – উপনিবেশীকরণ; imperialism – সাম্রাজ্যবাদ; conflict – দ্বন্দ্ব; ravage – সর্বনাশ; plight – সংকট/দূর্ভোগ; compel – বাধ্য করা; ample – প্রচুর, বিস্তৃ; interaction – মেলামেশা; unspeakable – অবর্ণনীয়; in fact – বাস্তবে, বস্তুত; term – পরিভাষা; refer to – নির্দেশ করা; willingly – ইচ্ছাকৃতভাবে; force – জোর করা; disperse – সবদিকে ছড়িয়ে দেওয়া বা পড়া; a long historical background – এক দীর্ঘ ঐতিহাসিক পটভূমি; all over the world – সারাবিশ্বে; such as – যেমন; advancement – অগ্রগতি; globalization – বিশ্বায়ন; transportation – পরিবহন, দ্বীপান্তর; poverty – দারিদ্র; high ambition – উচ্চাকাঙ্ক্ষা; brain-drain – মেধা-পাচার; a lot – অনেক; contribute – অবদান রাখা; attention – মনোযোগ; peace-loving – শান্তিপ্রিয়; misery – দুঃখ, কষ্ট; similary – একইভাবে; compelled – বাধ্য; massive – প্রকাণ্ড, বিশাল; respectively – যথাক্রমে; merits and demerits – সুবিধা-অসুবিধা political – রাজনৈতিক; global problems – বৈশ্বিক সমস্যা; post-modem age – উত্তরাধুনিক যুগ; trade and commerce – ব্যবসা-বাণিজ্য; friendship – বন্ধুত্ব; understanding – বোঝাপড়া; geographical boundaries – ভৌগোলিক সীমানা।
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