Notes on the Geography of Bangladesh: Narayanganj, Mymensingh, Kishorganj, Pabna: Photo 5
Mymensingh was once the most populous district of British India and a major jute-growing center. This is the Mymensingh Rajbari, literally the "government house" but in fact the home of a zamindar, or estate owner. Built between 1905 and 1910, it was paid for with the rent collected from jute farmers in a neighborhood known at Muktagacha, a dozen miles west of Mymensingh. When this picture was taken in the early 1990s, it housed a women's teacher training academy.
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