Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, well known as city of fine muslin, mosques and rickshaws has a fairly long history of evolution. Before it rose into prominence as Mughal capital of Bengal in 17th century and urban & commercial centre, it was under the Sultanates from 14 century. It came under British control in 1757. Dhaka with passage of time testify different faces of history. Photographs and digital archives are the most effective ways that can keep visual records of its colourful history.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Iftari in Chawkbazar
Historical Chawkbazar Masjid (Badshahi Masjid) extending part of shop- pushing tables in the middle of street blocking vehicular traffic preparation in progress 'Jilapi' making Dates piyaju-beguni, chola-ghugni
suti/sutli kabab- Chawkbazar's speciality
(pic of friday in the new nation) Bakarkhani khaja Halim in the pot lemon, cucuber,pudina
fruits anxious queue- waiting to see near and dear ones closed in the Dhaka Central Jail, Chawkbazar
A trip to the narrow alleys and thick crowds of Chawkbazar in the heart of old Dhaka to taste the traditional Dhakai Iftari offering an wide range of option was always an enjoyment. Chawkbazar usually remained clogged with the people fond of delicious iftari every year, but, this year vendors are unhappy with the downward trend of customers rush. They expressed price-hike of the items is the main reason and dropped many items of mutton and chicken.