Katra Masjid. 1724 saale toiri howaa ek bishaal structure. Etaa naaki Nawab Murshid Quli Khan baaniyechhilen Mecca Masjid er aadole. 5 khaana dome wolaa masjid, anek khaani jaayga juRe. sNiRi diye uthe ektaa bishaal uthon. Ekpaashe moulobi der bosbaar jaayga. aar uthon e public er. ei sNiRi’r neechei Murshid Quli Khan er kobor. ekhon abashya ei masjid puropuri abandoned. just ekta droshtobyo hisebe poRe aachhe. koyekta dome bhenge gechhe. tobe aash-paash ta besh sundor sobuj. megh kore aachhe takhano. tobe ektu haalka jeno hoyechhe. kichhu chobi-tobi tolaa holo. taarpor beriye ese ter pelum prochondo khide peyechhe.

ki khaai? ki khaai? peyaara bikkiri hochchhe. kinlum. ektai kinlum. se peyaara noy, peyaara’r thaakurdada! ektaar ojon 500 graam. praay ekta pNepe’r size. Aami, Joydeep aar aamader auto wolaa (naam jaanlum Sameeran) kheye shesh korte paarlum naa. pet fuley dhol. ekta jol kinlum, kheye deye pet thaanda kore aabar rownaa dilum.

ebaar destination Futo Masjid. Auto pitch raasta chheRe maatir rastay naamlo. jhNaakuni te peyaara hojom korte korte chollum. futo masjid e pochhe dekhi se ek ruined structure. ekta uNchu jomi’r opor masjid. dorjaa gulo maati theke praay foot 6 ek opore. saamne ekta khNotaay ekta goru bNaadha. taake paash kaatiye jete holo. kintu tuhbo ki kore? naa sNiRi, naa kichhu! sheshe dekhi far end e ekta dorjaar kaachhe akta dhibi moton. setaar opor hNaachoR-pNaachoR kore uthe dhuklum bhetore! dorjaar pall-talla kichhu nei, shudhu haaN kore aachhe. bhetore dhuke chokh kopaale uthe gelo! grand structure jaake bole. antoto 20 foot height, aar lombaay 70 feet hobe. kintu ekebaare bhogno doshaa! hNaatu obdhi jongol. chhat e dome chhilo. ekhon bhenge poReche, sabkotaa. maatite poRe aachhe rubble. opore bhaanga chhaat theke jhule poReche aagachhe, lotaa. jhop-jhaaR bhed kore egiye gelum ektu bhaalo shot er aashay. paash diye soRaat kore ke jeno chole gelo, girgitio hote paare, saap-o. paa thuklum koyekbaar, jore. aaro ekbaar soRaat! awaj ta dure chole gelo. aami ar ektu egiye giye chobitaa tule beriye elum.

auto te bosey kaathgola-bagan jete jete bhaablum, ‘ei naa hole aamader porjoton doftor? ei jinis fele rekhe rekhe noshto korchhe! anya kono state hole ruins dekhiye laakh-laakh dollar kaamato!’

by P Ghosh

by P Ghosh

etokkhon kothaao tikit laageni. kaathgolaa-bagan e giye prothom tikit laaglo. 5 taka per mundu. dhukte dhuktei aamar bondhu ter pelo taar camera’r battery ti jobaab diyechhe. edike ekgada bhikiri chhele pile jalaton korchhe, Joydeep taader bollo, “ek taka keno, toder 5 taka debo. jaa 4 te battery kine niye aay!” byass, aar bolte holo naa, sab suRut kore hawa!! khete khaabo naa, bhikke kore khete raaji aachhi! dhokaar samay tei ekjon lok egiye ese bollo, “sir, bhetore guide laagbe? bhalo kore dekhiye debo. bhetore khub sundor. shooting hoy! sab dekhiye debo, bujhiye debo.” aamra paash kaatiye dhuklum bhetore. dhuke aaro ekbaar chomkaalum, Jagat Sheth er bagan baaRir eki haal? renovation hoyechhe. arthaat chunkaam. kyat-kyate saada rong kore dilei renovation hoye gelo? je ***** gulo renovation korechhe, dhore juto khule maarte ichche korchhilo! Angkor Vat er-o renovation hoyechhe! shaala ra, giye dekhe aay. tobe bishmoy er aaro baaki chhilo, naachghor er belgian glass gulo hawa… gotakotok pedestal aachhe, marble er muurti nei. renovation hoyechhe!

raag e chiRbiR kore gaa jolchhilo. beriye elum dujone. Nasipur er RaajbaaRi’r dike chollum…..

Advertisements