Day 1 – Azimganj, Barikothi, seminar on regeneration and placemaking.
Today we launch Silk River India, presented in collaboration with International Murshidabad Resurgence Festival 2017.
6th Dec – Schedule
- 2pm Meet at Jain Kothi, Azimganj
- Heritage Walk in Azimganj led by Pradip Chopra
- Return to Barikothi one of the old Zamindar houses in that area that is being restored to its’ former grandeur by the Dudhoria Family.
- After lunch in the palace there will be a short seminar in Azimganj on riverfront regeneration and place-making.
- The evening will be a spectacular launch programme for the Silk River India walk in collaboration with International Murshidabad Resurgence Festival 2017. It will include a specially selected cultural programme, dinner and film screenings on the history of Murshidabad, as well as the Silk River scrolls.
Cultural Programme: Bangla Qawwali – Amanat Fakir, Arman Fakir, Babu Fakir.
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Local partner: Murshidabad Heritage Development Society (MHDS)
The Murshidabad Heritage Development Society (MHDS) was born in 2010 to help preserve and promote this local heritage. The Society is supported at high level by the State Tourism Department and the Ministry of Culture but also local spiritual leaders, architects, business leaders and NGOs.
In January 2017 MHDS hosted the Silk River artists residency and invited the project to be part of the Murshidabad Heritage Festival and Boat Race. The online magazine of the Murshidabad Heritage Festival can be found here
Photos from the Silk River trip to Murshidabad Jan 2017 by Mike Johnston.