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Shilaidaha Kuthi Bari [1][2] (Bengali: শিলাইদহ) is a place in Kumarkhali Upazila of Kushtia District in Bangladesh. The place is famous for Rabindra Kuthibari of Shilaidaha— a country house made by Dwarkanath Tagore.[3] Rabindranath Tagore lived a part of life here and created some of his memorable poems while living here. The geographic location of this place is 23°55'11.48"N, 89°13'12.11"E.

Rabindranath Tagore and Shelaidaha

In 1890 Tagore started managing their family estates in Shelaidaha. He stayed there for over a dacade at irregular intervals between 1891 to 1901. During his stay he wrote many of his famous poems, essays and short stories there among those some of the masterpieces are Sonar Tari, Katha o Kahini, Chitra etc. He also translated many of his creations in English there. [4][5] A mansion has been created in Shelaidaha Tagore's Kuthibari.[6]


It is a three storied building constructed with brick, timber, corrugated tin sheets etc. The building is pyramid shaped with a terrace. The total area of the compound is 11 acres. The buliding is situated on right in the middle of the compound. [7]


It now serves as a museum named 'Tagore Memorial Museum'. Many of his used objects are displayed here such as his bed, wardrobe, iron chest, lawn mower, framed pictures and last but not the least his houseboat.[8]



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