Ghughu-danga Zamindar Bari

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Ghughudanga Zamindar Bari Gate

Ghughudanga Zamindar, literally Ghughudanga Royal Family, was a zamindari (aristocrat) in present day Dinajpur, which was ruled by the dynasty of four generations of Zamindar from the late 17th century till the mid-20th century. A democratic government took power after the end of the British Monarchy’s rule in India. In 1950, the East Pakistan government abolished aristocracies and the zamindari system in present day Bangladesh. Ghughu-danga Zamindar Palace was the official residential palace and seat of the Ghughu-danga Zamindar Family. It is situated on the banks of the Punarbhaba River and six mile away from Dinajpur sadar at Auliapur Union in Dinajpur.

Land[edit]

Before 1947, the property of Ghughudanga jamindar was situated in eleven thana in Dinajpur including Dinajpur Sadar Upazila, Gangarampur, Kushmandi (community development block), Raiganj, Kaliaganj, Itahar (community development block), Pirganj Upazila, Thakurgaon District, Biral Upazila, Bochaganj Upazila and Malda district (Raio-Muchia).

In the Ghughudanga jamindar area, there are 41 topshil offices and 80 Borkondaj and Payadas maintain the whole property.

Valuable objects[edit]

  1. Golden Chair (made by gold) - Ghughudanga jamindar family donation in the National Museum Bangladesh.
  2. Artificial Cat fish (made by gold)
  3. Umbralla (made by silver)
  4. Hat pakha(made by silver)

Artificial cat fish, umbralla, Hat pakha and many rare valuable things were stolen in the Bangladesh Liberation War by the Pak Army.

Construction[edit]

It was constructed in the style of Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture.