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The walls stand silence in a house where a King and his Royal family once dwelt. Only the fading patterns and forms of the structure echo through the void. The forms of rumination walk us through the royal walls of history. The rays of lights which travel through the doors, windows, balcony, its ruins and the courtyards signifies the endurance of the Sanatan culture. The architecture and its design dates back to the 19th century. There is no such evidence that could gives us a clear historical explanation about the “Dubolhati Rajbari”.

Questioning the skeptical presence of life; to be or not to be. In my photographs, I use the darkness of the palace at night, as an opportunity to highlight the haunting details and the transverse historic myth by using artificial light. By transforming the Palace in such a manner, I hope to preserve the mundane ambience and perennial leftovers of the time and its history.

This Audio Visual work addresses the reminiscence of the Royal Palace, a decay mansion with its remaining half-life. The people and their stories it heard echoes within the remaining architecture. The rhythm and energy swirled around the pond of lake; the courtyard became the musical nights and the rest is myth.