CKRSD Digital Archive

CKRSD Digital Archive was created in a view to document social history of the Koch Rajbanshi community of South Asia. The process was started in 2012, with the help of IISH, who morally supported the initiative.  This initiative is an ongoing a process. At present the archive contains rare video Interviews of various scholars, writers and activists from the Koch Rajbanshi community, digitized copies of rare publications, pamphlet and Memorandum etc.  Limited digitized documents are available for access.

A report on the present condition of Cooch Behar Palace

Cooch Behar PallaceIn 2009, ND TV projected Cooch Behar Palace as one of the possible seven wonders of India and did a strong campaign in support of that. Popularly know as the Rajbari Palace, this magnificent Palace was built by Koch King Maharaja Nripendra Narayan in 1887. The Palace is maintained by Archeological Survey of India as a heritage building.  Koch Rajbanshi people of South Asia sees the Palace as the last reminder of their glorious past in South Asia. Unfortunately the Palace is in very bad condition at present and the negligence of the authority is seen everywhere. CKRSD made a visit to the Palace on 24th September, 2012 and did a brief assessment of the situation. Click Cooch Behar Palace report to see and download CKRSD’s report on Cooch Behar Palace with Photographs.