Saturday, March 27, 2010

ZAMINDARBARI - HARIPUR , THAKURGAON, BANGLADESH



If you think that you are living in a most luxurious way and have everything, are you right? If you want to know the truth then go to a Zamindarbari, to have a look at the truth, though it is ruined. In Haripur , Thakurgaon ,lived a Zamindar named Haridas Pal , who led his life in royal fashion, and after whom the place is known as Haripur. If you turn to the history page you will find out how they lived in comfort and luxury in previous times.

A weeks ago I have visited the Zamindarbari which has a history that is the formal image of the aristocracy. Lets tell some history of this Zamindar bari. The Zamindari, the area for which the Zamindar was responsible, was, 3 or 400 years ago, headed by a widow woman named Meherunnisha, she was a Muslim Zamindar and a bold character of this Zamindari. Sri Jukto Babu Ghono Sham Kundu was a big businessman during that time , he had a handicraft business. He used to come to this area for business purposes. But once, by cheating, he took over this Zamindari, and started the new Zamindari which followed the Hindu religion.

If you turn 60 years back then you will find the last Zamindar in the history of this area. The Zamindari was ruled by two brothers, one was Sri Jukto Babu Narayan Rai Chowdhury , and the second one was Sri Jukto Babu Bishendro Narayan Rai Chowdhury. Their father was Sri Jukto Babu Rajoshri Jogendro Narayan Rai Chowdhury and their mother was Sham Mohini Chowdhurani.

As far as we know the Zamindari was ruled around 500 years. The story comes from a village old man ( aged 90 ) named Khasiruddin Ahmed.

When you visit this Zamindarbari you will find a lot of things which hold their grandeur still, but in a ruined condition. You can see the outstanding terracotta temple, design, famous architecture and all other stuff and attractive decoration. When you visit the palace you will find some pieces of glass which are still fixed in door and window. The grills which have a different shape and design. So you do not need to find out the truth by someone else, because these things are told by the story teller of this Zamindarbari.

So come and see what is actually a luxurious & comfortable life & how it should be lived.

3 comments:

  1. We want repair of our Jamindarbari

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  2. Do you have any information of the zamindars of panthapara and kalamridha?

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