I am writing from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am Rafi Omar’s Chacha Lt.Col.Nooruzzaman’s daughter. I am a dancer and researcher. Presently I have been assigned by the Asiatic Society to do research on 400 years of Dance in Dhaka.
I am trying to collect the following information:
– Information about the building in which Bulbul Lalitkala Academy is presently housed. It used to be called ‘Wize/Wise House’ and was attached to the Dhaka Nawab Family. It is situated within 5 minutes of walking distance from Ahsan Manzil at Wise Ghat.
– I would also like information about any dance/dancers which/who were patronized by the Nawab Family.
– If there are any documents (letters, bio-graphes, photographs) mentioning artistes/dancers I would be grateful if I were allowed to view them.
I would also like to congratulate you for a very fine site on the Nawab Family. I see from the site that K.Anas and his wife Sanya are involved in research on the Family. If I could have their contact emails it would be very helpful.
Look forward to hearing from you,
House 69, Road 5
DOHS (old), Dhaka 1206