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‘My mother and I also are hitched to your exact same man’: matrilineal marriage in Bangladesh

‘My mother and I also are hitched to your exact same man’: matrilineal marriage in Bangladesh

All within the household: Orola Dalbot (far right), and her three young ones with Noten (centre). Orola’s mother, Mittamoni (left) also has a son (standing behind her) and child with Noten. Photograph: Eric Rechsteiner when it comes to Observer

All within the grouped family: Orola Dalbot (far right), along with her three young ones with Noten (centre). Orola’s mom, Mittamoni (left) also offers a son (standing behind her) and child with Noten. Photograph: Eric Rechsteiner when it comes to Observer

Last modified on Thu 30 May 2013 14.39 BST

A s a young child in rural Bangladesh, Orola Dalbot, 30, enjoyed growing up around her stepfather, Noten.