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Madhusmruti, the 'Karma Bhumi' or residence of Utkal Gaurav Madhusudan Das, is located at Cuttack. Madhusudan Das lived in this place from 1892 to 1934, till his death. Presently the building is used as the administrative block of the S.B. Women's College.
The building has two floors with a portico on the eastern side. One wooden staircase is found on the left of the verandah abutting the portico leading to the 1st floor. There is a balcony found on the north side supported with iron pillars and iron parapet. There is another wooden staircase found on the western side of the building. There are ten rooms and a big hall found in the ground floor whereas there are eight rooms of varying sizes found on the first floor Along with an open terrace, above the big hall found in the ground floor.
Madhusudan Das was born in 1848 at Satyabhamapur village of Cuttack district. He had his early education in The Village, Cuttack Zilla School and Calcutta University. He was the first Graduate of Orissa from Calcutta University in 1870. He did his M.A. and Law Degree later and he was a flourishing lawyer in the Patna High Court.
Inside two bigger rooms located on the western side of the 1st floor are found the articles and objects used by Late Madhusudan Das, during his residence at this place. These material objects include photographs, paper manuscripts, earthenware, textiles, wooden objects, clay objects, glass painting and other ethnographic materials. Some of these have been placed inside showcases and the rest are placed on tables, bedsteads, beds and wooden benches.
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