Ahsan Manjil, Dhaka.

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Ahsan Manjil, Dhaka.
« on: August 11, 2016, 10:49:40 AM »
Built in 1872 and standing on the river Buriganga, this stately building offers the visitors a feeling of the life-style of the Nawabs of Dhaka. Sometimes known as the Pink Palace, this building now houses a splendid museum. Basically, it was the residence of the Nawabs. Nawab Abdul Gani renovated this building in the year 1872  and named it after his son Khaza Ahasanullah. On the bank of river Buriganga in Dhaka the Pink majestic, Ahsan Manjil has been renovated and turned into a museum recently. It is an epitome of the nation's rich cultural heritage.Based on an access of 1 meter, two-story alcazar measures 125.4m by 28.75m. The acme of the arena attic is 5 meters, and the aboriginal attic of 5.8 meters. There are columns of the acme of the arena floor, both arctic and south ancillary of the castle. A ample accessible stairway bottomward from the south portico, boarded the river through the advanced yard.
Ahsan Manzil, an architectural gem, is attestant to abounding actual contest of Bangladesh. The aftermost allotment of the 19th aeon until the aboriginal years of Pakistan, Muslim leaders of East Bengal emerged from the palace. Nawabs of Dhaka acclimated to do business actuality in cloister as arch of the Panchayet (village council) every day. Abounding anti-Congress affairs were captivated in the Nawab of Ahsanullah condescension, a allegiant apostle of the Muslim identity. Almost all the viceroys, governors and abettor governors of British India visited Dhaka spent sometime at the Ahsan Manjil.

Constraction of the architecture was started in 1859 and ends at 1872. Abdul Ghani called it Ahsan Manzil afterwards his son Nawab Khwaja Ahsanullah. The anew congenital alcazar aboriginal came to be accepted as the Rang Mahal. On April 7, 1888, a tornado acquired astringent accident to Ahsan Manzil -- Andar Mahal, the earlier allotment of the palace, was absolutely devastated. During the about-face of the Andar Mahal a acceptable allotment of the alcazar was overhauled and repaired, and the admirable arch of the present Rang Mahal was added. Ahsan Manzil was afresh damaged by an convulsion in 12 June 1897 and afresh repaired by the Nawab Ahsanullah.
MadhuSudan Das
Lecturer, BTHM, DIU.