Traders auction goods from a truck in front of Ahsan Manzil in Old Dhaka yesterday. The shops and wholesale markets around the magnificent palace discourage people to visit the historic site. Photo: STAR
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8 Responses to “Traders auction in front of Ahsan Manzil”
Mr. Talha………..exactly why would I want to check out some cool pic in da dhaka nawab family group in face book ? Cool or otherwise, I don’t really care to ! But, thanks for the information.
In retrospect, looking at the picture of the “auction” outside of the gate of the “Pink Palace” there is a chance, as slight as it may be that certain members of la familia may have attempted to auction off certain parts of the “Pink Palace”, of course only with the complicity of certain higher-ups in the BD government or perhaps in the interest of accuracy, I should say members of the recently past government!…..! Do you think, with these statements, I have managed to piss-off a section of la familia ??? Exciting !!!!!!!
Again…I look forward to an exciting response/reaction to this email.
I think this picture “Traders auctioning goods from a truck in front of Ahsan Manzil in Old Dhaka yesterday.” is very natural” Photo reflecting local culture and tradition around that area. Picture does have some character. I like the picture. Traders are not inside, they are outside the compound.
Traders been around Darya kenar selling goods, showing magics, tricks, monkey dance, village medicine from Patna Adda (ginger roots) on the banks of Buriganga (near Ahsan Manzil) since ancient time.
In old days similar activities use to take place around Champs-Elysees area in Paris. As a matter of fact you can still witness such activities in Luis Blanc or around Chautau Dantin area. There are many museams and history around that area.
While local folks not visiting inside Ahsan Manzil is totally different issue altogether. Now think about traffic jam as one reason folks not visiting Ahsan Manzil. Mostly poor villagers pass from Sadarghat may not have enough money to buy ticket to see Ahsan Manzil and whatever they may have left inside to see.