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Dhaka Nawab Family
The NAWAB OF DHAKA was a zamindar in British Bengal. The title of Nawab
Nawab
, similar to the British peerage
British peerage
, was conferred upon the head of the family by the British Raj
British Raj
as a recognition of their loyalty in the time of the Sepoy Mutiny
Sepoy Mutiny
. The self-definition is a family instead of an estate due to certain legal considerations imposed by the East Bengal State Acquisition and Tenancy Act of 1950 . They were not sovereigns, but played an important role in the politics of South Asia. The family was owner of Dhaka
Dhaka
Nawab
Nawab
estate, and were seated at Ahsan Manzil
Ahsan Manzil
palace. Nawab
Nawab
of Dhaka
Dhaka
was the title of the head of family and estate
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Partition Of Bengal (1905)
The decision to effect the PARTITION OF BENGAL (Bengali : বঙ্গভঙ্গ) was announced in July 1905 by the Viceroy of India
India
, Lord Curzon
Lord Curzon
. The partition took place on 16 October 1905 and separated the largely Muslim eastern areas from the largely Hindu western areas. The Hindus of West Bengal
Bengal
who dominated Bengal's business and rural life complained that the division would make them a minority in a province that would incorporate the province of Bihar and Orissa . Hindus were outraged at what they recognised as a "divide and rule" policy, where the colonisers turned the native population against itself in order to rule, even though Curzon stressed it would produce administrative efficiency. The partition animated the Hindus and led the Muslims to form their own national organisation on communal lines
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A. K. Fazlul Huq
ABUL KASHEM FAZLUL HUQ (26 October 1873—27 April 1962); was a Bengali lawyer , legislator and statesman in the 20th century. Huq was a major political figure in British India
British India
and later in Pakistan (including East Pakistan
East Pakistan
, which is now Bangladesh
Bangladesh
). He is notable for officially introducing the Lahore Resolution
Lahore Resolution
in 1940. Huq was first elected to the Bengal Legislative Council from Dacca in 1913; and served on the counci for 21 years until 1934. He was a member of the Central Legislative Assembly
Central Legislative Assembly
for 2 years, between 1934 and 1936. For 10 ten years between 1937 and 1947, he was an elected member of the Bengal Legislative Assembly , where he was Prime Minister and Leader of the House for 6 years
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Ispahani Family
The ISPAHANI FAMILY are a Perso -Bengali business family in Bangladesh which owns and manages the Ispahani Group , one of the country's leading conglomerates. Originally hailing from Isfahan , Iran , the family have been settled in Bengal for more than a century. HISTORYHaji Mohammed Hashem (1789–1850) the founder of Ispahani group, moved from Ispahan (Isfahan ) origins from ancient Ispadana in Persia to Bombay in 1820 and established the business. The family subsequently expanded to include a broad range of businesses stretching from Bombay in the west, to Madras in the south and Burma in the east which until 1937 was part of British India. Mirza Abu Talib Ispahani visited England from the sub-continent in 1799, and the family have maintained a presence and properties in Richmond, London, UK. Many of their descendants were educated at English private schools and top universities in UK
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Kolkata
KOLKATA /koʊlˈkɑːtə/ (Bengali pronunciation: ), formerly CALCUTTA /kælˈkʌtə/ until 2001 , is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal
West Bengal
. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River
Hooghly River
, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India
India
, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. The city is widely regarded as the "cultural capital" of India, and is also nicknamed the "City of Joy". In 2011, the city had a population of 4.5 million, while the population of the city and its suburbs was 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India
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Swadeshi Movement
The SWADESHI MOVEMENT, part of the Indian independence movement
Indian independence movement
and the developing Indian nationalism
Indian nationalism
, was an economic strategy aimed at removing the British Empire
British Empire
from power and improving economic conditions in India
India
by following the principles of swadeshi and which had some success. Strategies of the Swadeshi movement
Swadeshi movement
involved boycotting British products and the revival of domestic products and production processes. L. M. Bhole identifies five phases of the Swadeshi movement. * 1850 to 1904: developed by leaders like Dadabhai Naoroji
Dadabhai Naoroji
, Gokhale, Ranade, Tilak, G.V
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Khas
KHASAS (Khaśas) are a tribe mentioned in the ancient Indian and Tibetan literature. They lived in the northern periphery of the Indian subcontinent. They are thought to be connected to the medieval Khasa Malla kingdom and the modern Khas people of Nepal
Nepal
. CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Indian sources * 3 Tibetan sources * 4 Descendants * 5 References * 6 Further reading ETYMOLOGYThere is a possibility that the word Khas has roots in Central Asia, due to language migration . The word Kazakh was a common term throughout medieval Central Asia, generally with regard to individuals or groups who had taken or achieved independence from a figure of authority. INDIAN SOURCESThe Mahabharata
Mahabharata
mentions the Khasas as one of the northern mleccha tribes
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Ahsan Manzil
AHSAN MANZIL (Bengali : আহসান মঞ্জিল, AHSAN MONJIL) was the official residential palace and seat of the Nawab of Dhaka
Dhaka
. The building is situated at Kumartoli along the banks of the Buriganga River
Buriganga River
in Dhaka
Dhaka
, Bangladesh
Bangladesh
. Construction was started in 1859 and was completed in 1872. It was constructed in the Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture
Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture
. It has been designated as a national museum. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Description and construction * 3 Glory days * 4 Decline * 5 Renovation * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links HISTORYIn Mughal era, there was a garden house of Sheikh Enayet Ullah, the landlord of Jamalpur Porgona (district), in this place. Sheikh Enayet Ullah was a very charming person
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Panchayet
The PANCHAYAT RAJ is a South Asian political system found mainly in India , Pakistan , Bangladesh , Sri Lanka , Trinidad and Tobago , and Nepal . It is the oldest system of local government in South Asia , and historical mentions date to the c. 250 AD period. The word raj means "rule" and panchayat means "assembly" (ayat) of five (panch). Traditionally panchayats consisted of wise and respected elders chosen and accepted by the local community. However, there were varying forms of such assemblies. Traditionally, these assemblies settled disputes between individuals and between villages. The leader of the panchayat was often called the mukhiya or sarpanch , an elected or generally acknowledged position. The modern panchayati raj of India and its gram panchayats are not to be confused with either the traditional system nor with the extra-constitutional khap panchayats (or caste panchayats) found in northern India
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Mahalla
A MAHALLAH\', mahalla, mahallya, OR mohalla, MëHALLë ( Arabic
Arabic
: محلة‎‎, maḥalla, Bengali : মহল্লা, mahallā, Hindi : मोहल्ला mōhallā, Persian : محله‎‎ maḥalla, Urdu : محله‎, Azerbaijani : Məhəllə), Albanian : mëhallë) is a country subdivision or neighbourhood in parts of the Arab world
Arab world
, Balkans
Balkans
, Western and South Asia
South Asia
and nearby Nations
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Raiyat
RYOT (alternatives: RAIYAT, RAIT or RAVAT) was a general economic term used throughout India for peasant cultivators but with variations in different provinces. While zamindars were landlords, raiyats were tenants and cultivators, and served as hired labour. A raiyat was defined as someone who has acquired a right to hold land for the purpose of cultivating it, whether alone or by members of his family, hired servants, or partners. It also referred to succession rights. CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Classifications * 3 Ryotwari system * 4 References ETYMOLOGYRyot originates from the Hindi word ra`īyat and the Arabic word ra`īyah, translated as "flock" or "peasants", in turn originating from the word ra`ā, meaning "pasture". CLASSIFICATIONSUnder the Mughal system of land control there were two types of raiyats: khudkasta and paikasta. The khudkasta raiyats were permanent resident cultivators of the village
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Indian Civil Service
The INDIAN CIVIL SERVICE (ICS) for part of the 19th century officially known as the IMPERIAL CIVIL SERVICE, was the élite higher civil service of the British Empire
British Empire
in British India
British India
during British rule in the period between 1858 and 1947. Its members ruled more than 300 million people in India
India
, Pakistan
Pakistan
, Bangladesh
Bangladesh
and Burma
Burma
(then comprising British Raj
British Raj
). They were ultimately responsible for overseeing all government activity in the 250 districts that comprised British India. They were appointed under Section XXXII of the Government of India
India
Act 1858 , enacted by the Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom

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Chittagong Division
CHITTAGONG DIVISION (Bengali : চট্টগ্রাম বিভাগ), also known as GREATER CHITTAGONG, is geographically the largest of the eight administrative divisions of Bangladesh
Bangladesh
. It covers the south-easternmost areas of the country, with a total area of 33,771.18 km2 (13,039.13 sq mi) and a population at the 2011 census of 28,423,019. The administrative division includes mainland Chittagong
Chittagong
, neighbouring districts and the Chittagong
Chittagong
Hill Tracts . Chittagong
Chittagong
Division is home to Cox\'s Bazaar , one of the world's longest natural beaches ; as well as St. Martin\'s Island , Bangladesh's sole coral reef
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Homnabad-Pashchimgaon Estate
NAWAB BEGUM FAIZUNNESA CHOUDHURANI (1834–1903) was Zamindar of Homnabad-Pashchimgaon Estate in present-day Comilla District , Bangladesh. She is most famous for her campaign for female education and other social issues. In appreciation of her social work, in 1889 Queen Victoria awarded Faizunnesa the title of "Nawab ", making her the first female Nawab in South Asia. Faizunnesa's educational and literary work belonged to the post-1857 era when Muslims in India started having the full thrust of colonial acrimony and were at the nadir of deprivation and discrimination. Faizunnesa embarked on establishing schools for women in that cultural context. Metaphorically, she sought to rescue the community from the menace of despair and pessimism by portraying a Muslim hero in Rupjalal and thus gave them hope and confidence. An advocate of female education, a philanthropist and social worker, Faizunnesa was born in Comilla in what is now Bangladesh
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Chakma Raja
The CHAKMAS, also known as the Daingnet people , are an ethnic group scattered in Arunachal Pradesh , Tripura , Assam , Mizoram , Meghalaya and West Bengal of India and in Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh . Today, the geographic distribution of Chakmas is spread across Bangladesh and parts of northeastern India , western Burma , and diaspora communities in Yunnan Province , the United States , Canada , the United Kingdom , France , South Korea , Japan and Australia . Within the Chittagong Hill Tracts , the Chakmas are the largest ethnic group and make up half of the region's population. The Chakmas are divided into 46 clans or Gozas. They have their own language , customs and culture, and profess Theravada Buddhism . The community is headed by the Chakma Raja
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