21 Siddeshwari Lane; Memories from 1954 to 1969
21 Siddheshwari Lane is about the hundred- year old house where the author has grown up from childhood. The house was bought by her father from a hindu zamindar, Purno Babu who used this house as his Bagan Bari, a four bigha land. After renovating this house and adding another floor, her father named it 'Huq Villa'. The second floor, was added to accommodate his growing family. Just adjacent to this house there was the Siddheshwari Kali mandir which was about 200 years old. Hindus from Dhaka, outside Dhaka and all over the country used to come to celebrate the Poush Mela in this temple every year. The story of 21 Siddheshwari Lane revolves around the author's family, their growing up years amidst tears and laughter. Huq Villa, is the witness to the way the children brought with love, discipline and guidance by the parents. These were the guiding principles of the society and each family used to follow the principles of the way of life in those days.