Folk museum in Sylhet, Bangladesh
Museum of Rajas’ is a people museum in Sylhet, Bangladesh.
The predecessor’s residence of Hason Raja has been remodeled into as we speak’s well-known Museum of Rajas’, generally generally known as Hason Raja Museum. It is located on the coronary heart (Zinda Bazar) of the Sylhet City Corporation space in Sylhet Division of Bangladesh. It is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the Sylhet Osmany International Airport and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the Sylhet Railway Station. Maintained and arranged by the Educationist Dewan Talibur Raja Trust, named after the grandson of Dewan Hason Raja. The museum’s mission is to protect and share the wealthy historical past of the nice Raja Family of Sylhet conserving the Zamindar and Mystic poet Dewan Hason Raja Chowdhury (1854–1922) within the middle, and the folks literature, people music and mystic poets of Sylhet Division. The museum promotes a larger public consciousness of the wealthy cultural legacy of Sylhet. In pursuit of these objectives, this museum collects archival supplies associated to Bangla people literature, music and poets from the larger Sylhet area, and preserves these collections in a repository, open to the general public. The museum additionally encourages and facilitates analysis on people literature and historical past. The outcomes of this analysis are made accessible to the general public via museum displays, publications and shows. It was formally inaugurated on 30 June 2006 by 1000’s of people loving individuals by enjoying “Ek Tara” (a people musical instrument) collectively, which was a novel occasion of this type.
‘Raja-Kunjo’ is 100 years previous tin shade constructing having few rooms and different facilities together with a piazza within the entrance. One has to cross few meters from the principle gate to succeed in the Museum. Portraits of Hason Raja and his son Dewan Eklimur Raja Chowdhury (1889–1964) are positioned within the entrance to greet the guests. Receptionist/ Museum Assistants welcomes the company and conducts guided tour. This historic museum contains two galleries, the place historic artifacts and a great quantity of images are preserved.
Gallery 1 (Main Hall)
The total room has been adorned with numerous historic showpieces. There are 4 huge showcases containing the objects associated to Dewan Hason Raja and his relations, big and uncommon assortment of people musical devices, artifacts of Hason Raja film (recipient of the very best film award 2002) and numerous people and mystic poets. The 75 kilograms (165 lb) locker attracts all guests and is positioned within the middle. One shall get the names of the pets (Horses, Elephants and Kora Birds) of Hason Raja.
Almost all of the books, to date revealed on Hason Raja and Eklimur Raja (Kabbo Bisharod) are displayed on this room. There are few furnishings additionally made of wooden, which incorporates chair, desk, dressing desk, and many others. There are few small showcases crammed with many beneficial and historic objects.
This institution is taken care of by Educationist Dewan Talibur Raja Trust. The chief patrons are Syeda Mina Raja, Fatema Nahreen Raja, Fatema Nazrin Raja, Dewan Mohammad Tasawwar Raja and Mosleha Monira Raja.
Chair of Dewan Eklimur Raja Chowdhury
- Raja, Dewan Mohammad Tasawwar (2006). Museum of Rajas’ [Hason Raja Museum] (in Bengali). Sylhet, Bangladesh: Educationist Dewan Talibur Raja Trust. p. 75.
- Raja, Dewan Mohammad Tasawwar (2009) [First published 2000]. Hason Raja Shomogro হাসন রাজা সমগ্র [Hason Raja’s Oeuvre] (in Bengali). Dhaka, Bangladesh: Pathak Shamabesh. p. 791. ISBN 978-9848120323.