Once I walked into Bahadursha Park it was nearly three o’clock within the afternoon. It was inbuilt 1858 on the initiative of Nawab Khwaja Abdul Ghani, within the Sadarghat space of Outdated Dhaka. It was referred to as Victoria Park till 1947 (It was additionally the yr wherein the British lastly left the Indian Sub-continent). After that, it was renamed after Bahadur Shah II, the final Mughal emperor. Nevertheless, individuals nonetheless name the place Victoria Park, and never the opposite manner round. Perhaps it’s straightforward for them to pronounce the phrase ‘Victoria’ than the phrase ‘bahadursha’ or it may merely be that folks obtained used to name the place Victoria Park. Properly, I will even persist with individuals’s choice.
It has been years since I really went to a spot in Outdated Dhaka. I sat in entrance of the tall memorial on the jap facet of the park. The afternoon was highly regarded and humid and I had this sense that I wanted to drink one thing very badly. I had a small bottle of ‘mineral water’ with me; so I drank from my small bottle as I appeared on the tall memorial, which commemorates the ascending of the throne of Queen Victoria as Empress of India and British Empire.Tall timber with inexperienced, vibrating leaves pervaded by means of its excessive and large arc-like opening on the jap facet (there are 4 such openings on 4 sides, going through 4 totally different instructions) as their lengthy and entangled branches moved gently within the afternoon breeze. Bits and items of blue sky could possibly be seen by means of the branches and the leaves. I saved wanting on the enchanting scene and began to really feel as if I had been transported again to the Victorian Period. The scene actually appeared like Victorian to me; as if a chunk of Victorian England was peering by means of the opening.I spent a minimum of an hour, sitting on the similar place and having fun with the magnificent scene. A really cool and soothing breeze blew sometimes, solely God is aware of from the place, within the midst of insufferable warmth of one more dry and rainless monsoon afternoon.
From historical time, individuals travelled far and large from the locations of their origin. Many amongst them settled down in distant and faraway lands, doing commerce and commerce; and ultimately took management over the locals. Within the course of, they left remnants of their very own cultures and instances. So, there could possibly be bits and items of historical past and cultures of distant lands, ready to be found by us – not so far-off from the locations we reside in. It is that we by no means cared to take the time and hassle to get there. After we get there, a wholly new world could open up proper in entrance of us with its origin from the previous of a distant land.