The ‘Muttawali’ family manages the house

The ‘Muttawali’ family manages the house

The current ‘muttawali’ Shiblee Md Fazlul Karim and his wife Nazma Karim have been responsible for taking care of the house since the early 1980s. ‘Muttawali’ is the person entrusted with responsibility to manage the ‘waqf’ estate. From generations, responsible family members have embraced the challenges of living in an old house and dedicated themselves to maintaining  the inherited property for a greater good.

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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