Saturday, December 17, 2011

Muktagasa Land Lord House (Jamindar Bari)




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Mymensingh is an old city in Bangladesh. It is a very rich city with archeological sites. Most of its archeological structures are developed by various Hindu land lords in this area. Mymensingh Circuit house, Teachers training college (both male and female) and other structures in the city are the evidence of powerful land lord’s reign in the region.

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Muktagasa, an old and prominent upazilla in Mymensingh was also ruled by the ancestor of the same land lord those were in Mymensingh. May be the land lord house in Muktagasa is the largest structure which is still carrying the witnesses of land lord era in Bangladesh.

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Maharaja Surya Kanta Acharyya was the land lord of Muktagasa. He ruled here very significantly. His elephant named Samvhu was historically got the importance by naming a bridge “Samvhu” in Mymensingh. It is heard that the land lords in Muktagasa were very literate and they possessed a huge amount of books. In the core time of their era, it was the rule of the area that when a girl became perfect aged for marriage then she must had to stay at least one night in the land lord house before her marriage.

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Maharaja Soshi Kanta Acharya was the son of Maharaja Surya Kanta Acharyya and he went to Mymensingh sadar and started to live there. These powerful land lords became weak during the time of hindu-muslim riots in 1947. They completely left their lands in 1971 and shifted in Kolkata.

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