The word ‘’ricksha/riska/rickshaw’’ originates from the Japanese word ‘’jinrikisha’’. In Japanese language ‘’jin’’ means human, ‘’riki’’ means power or force and ‘’sha’’ means vehicle. So, literally ‘’jinirikisha’’ means human powered vehicle.
|A Bangladeshi ricksha/ riska/ ricksha/ rickshaw|
|A riksha/ riska/ rickshaw making garage or workshop|
| American lady Miss Betty Gordon of Louisville, Kentucky, |
with her invented cycle rickshaw
| A old French painting ‘’Les deux carrosses’’ by Claude Gillot |
in the year 1707 seems like a pulled rickshaw
|Rickshaw riding in a rural area of Bangladesh|
|In a rainy day riska/ riksha/ rickshaw riding|
|Rickshaw riding even in a flood affected area|
|Back side of a decorated rickshaw|
|A rickshaw driver is waiting with his decorated rickshaw for passengers|
|Rikshas/riskas/rickshaws in a crowded city's road|
Still now in Bangladesh as a profession of rickshaw driving is considered very low status job. Very a few passengers behave with respect to a rickshaw driver. In bangla people call a rickshaw driver as ‘’ricshawala’’. We don’t think how these rickshaw drivers rolling our rural economy and keeping the environment carbon free in some degrees.
Rickshaw has become a symbol of Bangladesh and especially for its design and arts. And Dhaka capital city of Bangladesh is known as the world’s capital city of rickshaws.
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Rikshaw in Bangladesh