Travel to Kartikpur Zamindar Bari Shariatpur.
According to the history of Kartikpur, on the ninth and fourth day of the revolutionary Kedar Roy’s war against the Mughals, Kedar Roy was taken prisoner by the Mughals in a wounded condition and later died. To keep the independence of Bikrampur intact, the forces of Raghunandan Roy, Sheikh Kalu, and Kalidas Dhali continued the war under the leadership of Maharani, the wife of Kedar Roy.
At one point, when Mansingh proposed a treaty on the condition of Mughal allegiance, the Empress accepted it. As long as Kedar Mahishi lived, he was in charge of the entire zamindari of Bikrampur. After his death, the Bikrampur region was divided among the generals of the Kedar forces. The zamindari of Bikrampur was given to Raghunandan Roy Chowdhury, Kamalsharan and Sheikh Kalu were given the zamindari of Kartikpur, the zamindari of Deobhog and Mulpara was given to Kalidas Dhali and Ramraja Sardar and later the zamindari of Idilpur was given to Raghunandan Guha Chowdhury.
Fateh Muhammad, one of the Mughal generals, remained in Kartikpur after marrying the only daughter of Sheikh Kalu, the chief general of Kedar Roy. And the next descendants of Fateh Mohammad are the zamindar family of Kartikpur. Later relatives of this zamindar family were Hazrat Shah Bande Ali (ra) of Jahapur in Boalmari Upazila, Nawab Khwaja Ahsan Ullah, and Nawab Khwaja Salimullah of Dhaka, Wazed Ali Khan Panni, zamindar of Kortia, Nawab Altab Ali of Bogra and later Haji Faraiji, leader of Faraji movement. With descendants. According to that source, the Nawab of Danbi, Sir Salimullah, is the son-in-law of our daughter from Shariatpur, whose biggest help was the donation of land from Dhaka University.
Going to read the history of naming Kartikpur
It is known that the ancient name of this region was Bhatita, the origin of the name Bhatita is from Bhati area. Until the fifth century, the name of this area was Bhatita. It was later renamed Kartikpur after Lakshman Sen’s grandson Kartik Sen.
After the conquest of Bengal by Ikhtiyar Uddin Bakhtiyar Khilji, Kartik Sen took refuge here. There is a proverb that Kartik Sen had two sons named Ram and Bhadra. An important part of the area is named after them as Rambhadrapur which is now under Vedharganj Upazila as Rambhadrapur union, and a part of this Chowdhury house in Kartikpur village is in Naria Upazila under Dingamanik union. Sriyogendranath Gupta mentions in his book ‘History of Bikrampur’ that in the sixteenth century a region was named Rambhadrapur after Rambhadra, the son of Gosajni Bhattacharya, the guru of the revolutionary Kedar Roy. It could have been that area too.
Then we ran again to our main destination. Kartikpur High School has been established in the ghat of Zamindarbari. After this, the distance from the main road to the main gate of the zamindar house will be 60 meters but there is no beautiful road to go there now, you have to go to the top of the high school field. The government primary school here was established in 1899.
Here we go.
The main gate still stands today, but there is no way to understand it. Then on the way to the palace, there were several carved minarets 8 to 10 feet high on both sides of the road, most of which are now in ruins.
Seeing the 400-year-old two-story house will add life to anyone. The design of the impossibly beautifully crafted house surpasses the diversity of modern homes.
The house is very neglected and neglected, but a signboard of an organization named Shariatullah was seen on the main door of the main house. Perhaps children are taught. The notice set to lock the stairs from the outside to the roof reads “Strangers are not allowed to climb the roof”. There is an empty house on the right side of the palace. If you look at the paved house, it is clear that there was a plan to do something here, but it was probably not done. In front of the left side of the palace, in some old cemeteries, I saw regular prayers. Probably some temporary people live in the old dilapidated building next door.
In the back of the palace, you can see many pigeon houses hanging on the extra ceiling of the roof, pigeon songs are playing, straw is scattered on the ground.
The building has been supported with iron sheets for fear of collapsing.
I don’t know when this palace collapsed due to our careless negligence.
History This path of tradition, the palace, the courtyard seemed to be quite familiar, quite familiar.
There are also several other old structures built by zamindars that will be explored some other day. Long live dear elders.
#How_to_come: If you come to the place by bus from Shariatpur Sadar, you have to come to Vedharganj Bazar and take an autorickshaw. It is very easy to come from Dhaka to Mawa, Majhir Ghat, get off the Majhir Ghat at launch and get on the bus at Naria Bhedarganj, the bus will pass by Kartikpur Zamindarbari and drop you off at the right place. There is a simpler method for those who want to come to the launch from Sadarghat, get up in the morning for the launch going to Sureshwar, the launch will reach Sureshwar Ghat around 1 pm, from there take an autorickshaw fare will be around 200 TK.
# Note: Do not pollute the environment by throwing indigestible items anywhere on the whole trip. If you need a place to turn around, clean up the place for the next generation, don’t get dirty in any way.