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At the beginning of 20th century, Abdul Jabbar Saudagar, a merchant from Chattogram, introduced a wrestling competition. His intention was to cultivate a sport that would prepare the youth to fight against British rule.
The word "Mezban" comes from the Persian language meaning "Host." But the word Mezban adopted in Chattogram’s local accent sounds as "Meijjan". And as soon as you hear “Meijjan”, you start visualising smoked white rice, various dishes of beef and chana dal (a type of pulses).
Have you ever heard of jilapi made of rice flour? Jilapi made of rice flour and jaggery at Hathazari upazila in Chattogram is quite well known for its uniqueness and taste. The sweet smell is enough to draw you to the store. The interesting thing is, you can only buy this jilapi for three months during the winter.