Now, true thick forests are mere ghosts of their original state
Amid the stress of Covid, I go back to my childhood, remembering experiences such as visiting forests with my father. Among them, Modhupur forest stands out.
My father, whom we called Baba, was an IPS police officer. He was posted in Mymensingh as SP from 1955 but was there earlier in the 1940s. He told us that the Modhupur jungle was a 4,244 square km elevated land with small hills. It was then owned by zamindars and inhabited by Garo and Koch who paid taxes to them as owners and lived in peace.