In Bangladesh, a society where marriage is still regarded far more as a merging of two
families than as a union of two people, love can be a complicated, even dangerous thing.
Religious, economic and social factors are the conditions that count – hard terms for young
people who dream about love and freedom of choice.
Many sweethearts meet in secret to escape the disapproving eyes of their parents or even
their friends. Parks are a favoured location for their encounters.