The story of this funerary ground dates back to the times of Lakshman Sen, Hindu emperor of Bengal. To facilitate his mom’s uninterrupted bathing in Ganga, the emperor dug a mighty canal connected to Ganga. This canal was used to import Malda’s famous mango to East Pakistan by grand barges whose hull is shaped like a peacock. In Bangladesh, these peacocks had brass eyes and were called bejeweled barges. Sadullapur funerary ground located on the bank of this canal is famous since then, not only as a burning ground, but also as the location for Hatipaya Luchis. The funerary ground receives a large number of people not for the last rites of a departed soul, but also for these Luchis.
Article: Sujit Sengupta, English version by Kush