Photographs of Dhaka of old days. (1810 - 1927)


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Dhaka, now the capital of Bangladesh, became prominent in the 17th century as a provincial capital of the Mughal empire, and was a major centre of trade, particularly in fine muslins. Its history, though largely obscured, is ancient, and it was brought under Islamic rule by the 13th century, first by the Delhi Sultanate then by the independent sultans of Bengal, after which it was taken by the Mughals in 1608. Mughal subedar Islam Khan (1608-1613)  was the first viceroy administrator of the city. The city was called "Jahangir Nagar" (City of Jahangir) in honour of the Mughal emperor Jahangir. In the 18th century Dhaka was eclipsed by Murshidabad under the Nawabs of Bengal and its population diminished. As the fortunes of the Nawabs declined, the power of the East India Company became a new factor. Queen Victoria’s Proclamation in 1858 brought all the territories held by the Company (including Dhaka) under British rule.


Collected and published by: Mohammed Mainur Rashid

Assistant Professor in Chemistry,
Rajbari Govt. College, Rajbari.
(Ex-Lecturer  in Chemistry,
Norshingdi Govt. College,
Chandpur Covt. College,
Dhaka College)



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