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, January 24, 2008
Biswa Ijtema (World Congregation) at Tongi begins on 25th January 2008
Landscape- Turag river Floating restaurants - other side of road along Turag river Ijtema venue beside Turag river at Tongi
Ahsania Mission Cancer Hospital at Uttara under construction - emerging from people's participation One of several floating bridges to reach venue - constructed by Bangladesh army
'badna'- small plastic pitcher with slender spout
Matress for Tabligi Jamaat
Cooking by group members
Venue for participation in Tafsir, Boyan - to know the inner meaning of Islam
Entire area under light hessian cover
View of the total area
Lasting for three days, Ijtema, from 25th January 2008 is expected to be attended by nearly 3 million Muslims, making it the second largest congregation after the Hajj to Mecca. Devotees from approximately 80 countries, including the host country attend Ijtema participating in Tafsir, Boyan - to know the inner meaning of Islam and seeking divine blessings of Allah. The program concludes on 28th with the Akheri Munajat, or final prayer.