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Ahsan monzil


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Ahsan monzil

  1. 1. Welcome to Our Presentation
  3. 3. Content  Introduction  History  Structure & Construction
  4. 4. Ahsan Manzil
  5. 5. Introduction  Was the official residential palace and seat of the Dhaka Nawab Family.  Situated at Kumartoli.  Construction Year 1859 to 1872.  Designated as a national museum.
  6. 6. History  It was actually built by Nawab sir Abdul Gani in 1872.  Named it Ahsan Manzil after the name of his beloved son Khwaza Ahsanullah.  The palace was reconstructed in 1888.  The Dome was created in the time of reconstruct.
  7. 7. History Basically In Mughal era, there was a garden house of Sheikh Enayet Ullah. Sheikh Enayet Ullah acquired a very big area in Kumartuli and included it in his garden house. Here he built a palace and named it Rangmahal. Later, Sheikh Moti Ullah, the son of Sheikh Enayet Ullah sold the property to the French traders. They made this place as a trading house for the purpose of business. French traders made a big palace and dug a pond for sweet water in this place. In 1830, the trading house of Kumartuli was purchased by the established landlord of Dhaka Khwaja Alimullah.
  8. 8. History Khwaja Alimullah made this trading house as his residence. In his time, a stable and a family mosque was added in the compound. After his death, his son Khwaja Abdul Gani made a great flourish to the property, and named it "Ahsan Manjil" on his son Ahsan Ullah. Khwaja Abdul Gani made a new building with different design in the east side of the old building. In 1888, a devastating tornedo hit the Dhaka city and Ahsan Manjil was severely damaged. The whole building was again reconstructed. The old French building was reconstructed to a two storied building keeping similarity to the Rangmahal. A gangway was made with wood connecting the first floors of the two buildings. The most beautiful thing made in this time was the dome, which made the palace so beautiful.
  9. 9. Construction  The building structure was established on a raised platform of 1 meter.  The two-storied palace measures 125.4m by 28.75m.  The height of the ground floor is 5 meters.  The height of the first floor is 5.8 meters.  The building has a broad front-facing the Buriganga River.  Divided into two parts: the eastern side and the western side.  The eastern building with the dome is called the Rangmahal.  The western side with the living rooms is called Andarmahal.
  10. 10. Introduction of the Ahsan Manzil Museum Galleries
  11. 11. Galleries
  12. 12. Galleries
  13. 13. Galleries
  14. 14. Galleries
  15. 15. Galleries
  16. 16. Galleries
  17. 17. Galleries
  18. 18. Lalbagh Fort
  19. 19. History
  20. 20. History
  21. 21. History
  22. 22. Different Parts of Lalbagh Fort  The Mosque (west side).  The tomb of Pari-Bibi (middle of east-west of the fort).  The Diwan-i-aam palace (east side).  Gateways, Royal Garden and Drainage System.
  23. 23. The Mosque The mosque was used for prayer in that time, and still in use. Many Islamic art and wall designs are preserved there.
  24. 24. The Tomb of Pari-Bibi Shaista khan brought Marble stone, tiles, handy-crafts of flower-leaves for designing the tomb of Pari-Bibi. This is the only place in Bangladesh where 9 rooms under there decorated with this kind of items. The roofs are made of black stones. In the top of the tomb, the dome is covered with pure copper. This beautiful 20.2 meter tomb was inaugurated in 1688.
  25. 25. The Diwan-i-aam Palace Diwan-i-aam is the greatest part of Lalbagh Fort. It was used as office in that time. Diwan-i-aam is the place from where the Mughal ruler gave directions to the ordinary people once in a week. There is also a royal bathroom known as Hammam.
  26. 26. Gateways, Royal Garden and the drainage system There are 3 gateways to enter the fort. The southern gateway is the most important and one can see it from Buriganga. It has a three-storied structure. But the middle structure is covered by Minaret. That is why it looks like a 2 storied structure. In the total area of Lalbagh fort there are also Royal gardens and a drainage system.
  28. 28. Pre-Muslim period & Muslim period  Pre-Muslim period In early 14th century, Bauddha ruling in this area ended when Shamsuddin Firoz Shah (reigned 1301–1322) of Lakhnauti occupied and annexed it to his kingdom.  Muslim period Muslim settlers first arrive in Sonargaon region in around 1281. Sharfuddin Abu Tawwamah, a medieval Sufi saint and Islamic philosopher came and settled here sometime between 1282 and 1287.
  29. 29. Isa Khan's rule & British period  Isa Khan's rule  When Taj Khan Karrani was the independent Afghan ruler of Bengal, Isa Khan obtained an estate in Sonargaon and Maheswardi Pargana in 1564 as a vassal of the Karrani rulers. Isa Khan gradually increased his strength and in 1571 he was designated as the ruler of the whole Bhati region. In 1575 he helped Daud Khan Karrani fight the Mughal flotilla in the vicinity of Sonargaon.[13]  British period  Panam City  Panam City was established in the late 19th century as a trading center of cotton fabrics during British rule. Hindu cloth merchants built their residential houses following colonial style with inspiration derived from European sources. Today this area is protected under the Department of Archaeology of Bangladesh. The city was linked with the main city area by three brick bridges - Panam Bridge, Dalalpur Bridgeand PanamNagar Bridge - during the Mughal period. The bridges are still in use.
  30. 30. Bangladesh period  Lok Shilpa Jadughar (Folk Arts Museum) in Sonargaon.  Lok Shilpa Jadughar (Folk Art and Craft Museum) of Sonargaon was established by Bangladeshi painter Joynul Abedin on March 12, 1975. The house, originally calledBara Sardar Bari, was built in 1901.  On 15 February 1984, Narayanganj subdivision was upgraded to a district by the Government of Bangladesh. Hence Sonargaon became a subdistrict of Narayanganj District of Dhaka division.