পরী বিবির একদিন’/A day of Pori Bibi
As of today nobody can’t confirm the identity of Pori Bibi. Some says Pori Bibi aka Iran Dukht is the daughter of Nawab Shaista Khan (served as Mughal governor of Bengal from 1664-1668) who was married to Aurangazeb’s son Muhammad Azam Shah. On her death in 1684, Khan abandonedbthe construction of Lalbagh Fort; the 17th century Mughal Fort and buried his beloved daughter in the tomb inside the fort.
Some historian refers her as the lost Ahom princess Ramani Gabharu whom Mughal general Mir Jumla brought with him from Guwahati. While Mir Jumla fell sick and died on the way to Dhaka, the princess was believed to have been put under the care of Shaista Khan.
People of Lalbagh still believe Pori Bibi’s unsatisfied soul walks around the lanes of old Dhaka. ‘পরী বিবির একদিন’/A day of Pori Bibi’ is a fictional story where Pori Bibi is seen wandering around in the streets of Lalbagh, Old Dhaka.
The intention was unknown but the story is about what she has observed and talked. After that day, nobody has seen her again. She is lost, forever lost.
A 3.8x 5.3″ pink book was made and showed in an one day open studio titled “Lost Never Lost” on 21 June 2019. The open studio exhibition was curated by Shimul Saha & Najmun Nahar Keya.