History of Bakarkhani of old Dhaka and others
This Afghani bread of the Mughal period became popular in Dhaka at the hands of Sylhetites.
I entered history.
In the 16th century, the Afghan ruler Khwaja Usman defeated the Mughals. And afghan prisoners of war are kept in Sylhet, and A particular type of Afghani bread made by their hands is popular among the army. This snack is Bakharkhani.
It is as well as being popular like another, of course. It was named Bakharkhani after Aga Bakr Khan, the adopted son of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan of Bengal. There is a love story mystical in this name.
Baker Khan was a military officer in charge of Nawab Sirajuddaula in Chittagong. He fell in love with Khani Begum, a beautiful dancer from Arambagh. Meanwhile, Nagar Kotwal Zainul Khan is also blind in love with the dancer. But when Khani rejected him, Baker Khan had a sword fight with Zainul. Zainul was defeated and fled. But rumors have it that Baker Khan killed Zainul for being a little dancer. Angered by this incident, Murshid Quli Khan ordered Baker to throw them into a tiger cage. But love wins. Buck frees himself by killing the tiger. On this occasion, Zainul Khani kidnapped Begum and fled to Chandradwip. Unable to subdue the dancer, he kills her—Khani Begum buried at Chandradwip. Deeply saddened, Baker Khan erected a memorial in memory of his beloved. Later this place in Barisal was called Bakerganj.
After staying in Barisal for some time, Baker Khan moved to Dhaka. He came to Dhaka and made a special kind of bread by himself in memory of Priyasi Begum. He was named Baker-Mine. Which later became Bakarkhani.
Bakarkhani of Dhaka
Dhaka was the seat of business during the Mughal period. Bakharkhani migrated to the Middle East, Armenia, different parts of Bengal, Kashmir, Bihar, Lucknow, and Hyderabad.
Love, greed, hatred, violence are scattered all over the history of the world. Just one morning, this context of Bakharkhani took place in my mind a lot under breakfast’s pretext.