The mango tree as a neighborhood feature

The mango tree as a neighborhood feature

The oldest part of the landscape, the mango tree, is as old as this house. It has been there providing fruits and shade not just to the residents but also to the neighborhood. A passerby would often see Asaf Khan’s children hanging from the trees, playing in the lawn, walking on boundary walls and generally spending time indoors, rather than outdoors.
The current caretaker stated, even today, they allow children from the surrounding area to enjoy the sweet mangoes from this tree.

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The project “Hidden Heritage: Homes in Dhaka” forms part of a larger research framework on “Silent Heritage: Buildings in Bangladesh” focusing on homes and other significant buildings, from the rural to the urban, and from the Mughal to the Modern.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh