The Mazar of Khan Jahan Ali
অ্যা সা ই ন মে ন্ট - ৩
Assertive to Interrogative
1. Assertive : It was a great sight.
Interrogative : Wasn’t it a great sight?
2. Assertive : No one can tolerate this.
Interrogative : Who can tolerate this?
Or. Can anyone tolerate this?
3. Assertive : Nobody salutes the setting sun.
Interrogative : Does anyone salute the setting sun?
Or. Who salutes the setting sun?
4. Assertive : Gulliver could hear his watch ticking in his pocket.
Interrogative : Couldn’t Gulliver hear his watch ticking in his pocket?
5. Assertive : It is useless to cry over spilt milk.
Interrogative : Isn’t it useless to cry over spilt milk?
6. Assertive : The beauty of nature is beyond description.
Interrogative : Isn’t the beauty of nature beyond description?
7. Assertive : Everybody has heard of Darwin.
Interrogative : Hasn’t everybody heard of Darwin?
8. Assertive : He has his dinner at seven every evening.
Interrogative : Doesn’t he have his dinner at seven every evening?
9. Assertive : I told him to practice regularly.
Interrogative : Didn’t I tell him to practice regularly?
10. Assertive : Virtue has its own reward.
Interrogative : Hasn’t virtue its own reward?
The Place I Visited Last Year
There are many attractive places in the world to visit. Among them some places have historical values which symbolize the ancient relics, culture and tradition of a nation. They represent the age old memories. We can get acquainted with our own as well as others culture and tradition visiting these places. I always fond of visiting the historical places with my own eyes. Whenever I get scope, I visit these historical places. During the last winter vacation, I got an opportunity to visit Bagerhat, a historical place near the Sundarbans. There I visited ‘The Mazar of Khan Jahan Ali’, the museum where the ancient relics are kept, ‘The Dighi of Khan Jahan Ali, and ‘The Ghora Dighi’. The Dighi of Khan Jahan Ali is in front of the Mazar. It is a big tank. There are some crocodiles in this big tank. I also visited the historical Shatgambuj Mosque. There I came to know that in mid-15th century, a Muslim colony was founded in the inhospitable mangrove forest of the Sundarbans near the sea coast in the Bagerhat district by an obscure saint-General, named Ulugh Khan Jahan. He was the earliest torch bearer of Islam in the South who laid the nucleus of an affluent city during the reign of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah (1442-59), then known as ‘Khalifalabad’ (present Bagerhat). Khan Jahan adorned his city with numerous mosques, tanks, roads and other public buildings, the spectacular ruins of which are focused around the most imposing and largest multi-domed mosques in Bangladesh, known as the Shat Gambuj Masjid. The stately fabric of the monument, serene and imposing, stands on the eastern bank of the vast sweet water tank, clustered around by the heavy foliage of a low-laying countryside, characteristic of a sea-coast landscape. The mosque roofed over with 77 squat domes, including 7 chauchala or four-sided domes in the middle row. The vast prayer hall, is provided with 11 arched doorways on east and 7 each on north and south for ventilation. It has 7 longitudinal aisles and 11 deep bays by a forest of slender stone columns. From which springs rows of endless arches, supporting the domes. The arches are six feet in thickness, slightly tapering hollow and round walls. The interior and exterior of the mosque give a view rather plain architecture but the interior western wall of the mosque was beautifully decorated with terracotta flowers and foliage. Besides being as a prayer hall the mosque was also used as the court of Khan Jahan Ali. Now it is one of the greatest tourist attraction and best architectural beauties of Bangladesh. I enjoyed the visit very much and it is a memorable day in my life which I never forget.