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.
Front view East view South east Inside the mosque North wall of the grave of Binat Bakht New mosque and madrassa in the compound under construction East view of mosque from the street
The oldest Mosque of Dhaka located near Narinda pul and police outpost survives in dilapidated condition. Architecturally insignificant, this mosque was built in 1457 during the period of Sultan Nasiruddin Mohammad Shah by Binat Bakht (or in her memory after her death) daughter of a Turkish trader Marhamat. The stone inscription of the mosque written in Farsi (Persian) is located on the north of the Mosque where Binat Bakht is buried. Construction of a new mosque inside the compound, without restoring the old one, caused row in the locality.
The Gallery (Gym behind) Swimming pool in the east Ground mostly remains occupied by local urchins Empty swimming pool - swim charge Tk.4,000/- for outsiders from 5-7pm Panic rush for home - curfew starts at 20:00 hrs
Behind Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel Banashree Gulshan Tejgaon industrial area West side of flood protection bund Satarkul - outskirt of Dhaka Pumping out water from main city to canal outlet Sluice gate at Rampura TV station Canal along 'Banashree housing' adds colour to Dhaka east Rampura canal now navigable for large boats Importance of canals in Dhaka city is keenly felt