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bujhee kom
August 13, 2017, 11:49 AM
A Survey of Historical Architecture in Bangladesh - Through Photographs

A collection of ruins,
old palaces,
zamindar houses,
colonial structures,
historical Islamic mosques & Hindu temples,
pre-Christ (B.C.) ancient historical Buddhist monasteries, temples, institutions & palaces,
old cities,
Old mazaar, shrine & mausoleum

Thread created through web/forum/blog photographs taken by many people.
Photo credits are given to the best of my ability.
Sources verified to the best of my ability. If unverified, noted as 'Unverified'.
Locations (district, town or village) of structure noted.

Exact/accurate built year(circa) is very important (a must), I know and will be added a little later. A lot of work, but will be noted with images soon.

A significant problem I found creating and listing this catalogue in a thread format is that I could not group the structures (photographs) by geographical zone/district or division. I found it extremely hard to list/post them that way. If I could, it would have been a lot better thread.

Please contribute if you can, but please try to maintain image size format and provide photo credit or include source

Starting with, the map of Bangladesh:

General detail
700
www.nationsonline.org


Divisions by color
700
www.mediabangladesh.net


Districts by color
700
www.globalsecurity.org

bujhee kom
August 13, 2017, 12:02 PM
Sonargaon - Panam Nagar - Narayanganj

500
www.wondermondo.com

400
Ibnul Islam

500
www.bangladesh-travel-assistance.com/Rabbi

bujhee kom
August 13, 2017, 12:16 PM
Puthia Shiva Mandir (temple ruins), Rajshahi

500
wikipedia.org

bujhee kom
August 13, 2017, 12:19 PM
Sadarbari, Old Dhaka (Puran Dhaka), 1901

500
farm9.staticflickr.com


500
www.worldexecutive.com

bujhee kom
August 13, 2017, 12:22 PM
Ruplal House, Old Dhaka (Puran Dhaka)

400
alamy.com

Ruplal House - Interior
400
pinimg.com

aklemalp
August 13, 2017, 12:26 PM
Puthia Shiva Mandir (temple ruins), Rajshahi

500
wikipedia.org

Wow, this is magnificent. How old are these structures/ruins?

Btw, this is a very informative thread Zaved bhai:)

Looking forward to more photos.

bujhee kom
August 13, 2017, 12:28 PM
Shaat Gambuj Masjid (Sixty Dome Mosque), Bagherhaat

500
k3.picdn.net/shutterstock

500

bujhee kom
August 13, 2017, 12:34 PM
Kantajir Mandir, Dinajpur

500
minibangladesh.weebly.com

500
wikipedia.org

Roy_1
August 13, 2017, 12:40 PM
Exactly my kinda thread, thanks so much BK da, keep them coming please

bujhee kom
August 13, 2017, 01:29 PM
Balihar Rajbari (palace), Sadar Subdistrict, Naogaon

400
mynaogaon.blogspot.com

400
Unverified...

bujhee kom
August 13, 2017, 01:33 PM
Dubolhati Rajbari (palace), Dubolhati, Naogaon

400
MyNoagaon.blogspot.com

400
dubalhati.blogspot.com

bujhee kom
August 13, 2017, 01:36 PM
Mahadevpur Rajbari (palace), Mahadevpur, Naogaon

400

bujhee kom
August 13, 2017, 01:40 PM
Korotia Zamindar Bari (palace), Tangail

400

bujhee kom
August 13, 2017, 01:47 PM
Dayarampur Rajbari (palace), Natore


400
http://heritageinbangladesh.blogspot.com

400
http://heritageinbangladesh.blogspot.com

400
http://heritageinbangladesh.blogspot.com

bujhee kom
August 13, 2017, 01:49 PM
Chini Masjid (Glass Mosque), Saiyadpur

400
bangladeshunlocked.blogspot.com

bujhee kom
August 13, 2017, 02:06 PM
Rani Bhabani Rajbari (palace), Natore

400

"Natore Zamindars was one of the largest Zamindaris of Bengal. The originators of this Zamindari were Ramjivan and Raghunandan both sons of Kamdev. Ramjivan's daughter-in-law was Rani Bhawani(1716-1795), a legendary name in Bengal politics in the 18th century and an endearing personality in everyhome of the country due to her boundless generosity and public spirit."

http://mollikainn.com/index.php/Sight/sightSee

bujhee kom
August 13, 2017, 02:08 PM
Kushumba Masjid (mosque), Natore

400

"Kusumba mosque is named after the village Kusumba. It was built during the period of Afgan rule in Bangladesh by a high-ranking official named Sulaiman. It was built under one of the last Suri rulers. His name was Ghiyasuddin Bahadur Shah.Although the mosque was built under the suri rule, the architectural pattern was not influenced by the earlier Suri architecture of North India."

http://mollikainn.com/index.php/Sight/sightSee

bujhee kom
August 14, 2017, 12:08 PM
Wow, this is magnificent. How old are these structures/ruins?

Btw, this is a very informative thread Zaved bhai:)

Looking forward to more photos.

Exactly my kinda thread, thanks so much BK da, keep them coming please

My dear Paramanand and dear Roy,

Thank you both. These few entries are barely the scratch on the surface. It will take a long time for me to list them all. I collected all the info with the help of my wife, took almost three + weekends and many nights. Correct verified dates or circa of erection of the buildings will be posted. I will do that after let's say every 15-20 entries, in a single post - like for the above 20 buildings...
1. Sadarbari, Old Dhaka, 1901.
2. xxxx, xxx, 1887

It is very draining, but it is indeed extremely enjoyable. We have a plethora/ocean of archeologically significant/historic architectural buildings in Bangladesh. In every nook and corner of the land, every district. It is absolutely amazing.

I will give further detailed credits to individuals who took these photographs by making their journey to these places all across Bangladesh. As well as sites/books/source where the photographs came from.

If I can, I will show site plans, base plan, layout plans and point out where the photograph was taken from. I will try to post photographs showing the current and old glory state of the structure if I can, as well as progressive photographs of recording deterioration the buildings, if I can. Have plans to locate nearest highway, bus stops, train station for each structure and post them along with map. As well as nearby accommodations and dining places.

BTW, I can probably only catalogue 10-15 buildings per weekends. For real guys, It takes some massive effort, I love it though. My wife is also helping me a lot.

Shadow
August 16, 2017, 10:34 PM
Very good effort. I love this thread.

Nocturnal
August 18, 2017, 02:32 AM
Let's help BK da ...

Lalbagh Fort @ Old Dhaka:

Lalbagh Fort or Fort Aurangabad, an incomplete Mughal palace fortress at Dhaka on the river Buriganga in the southwestern part of the old city.

The construction of the fort was commenced in 1678 AD by prince muhammad azam during his 15 month long vice-royalty of Bengal, but before he could complete the work he was recalled by aurangzeb. His successor, shaista khan did not continue the work, though he stayed in Dhaka up to 1688. His daughter bibi pari (Lady Fairy) died here in 1684 and this led him to consider the fort to be ominous.

A view of the Lalbagh Fort
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/be/Lalbager_Kella_01.jpg


Site plan of Lalbagh Fort
http://en.banglapedia.org/images/0/09/LalbaghFortSitePlan.jpg


Partial view of the Fort showing Diwani-i-Aam, Tomb and the Mosque
http://en.banglapedia.org/images/b/b6/LalbaghFortPartialView.jpg


South gateway of Lalbagh Fort
http://en.banglapedia.org/images/0/0a/LalbagFortGateway.jpg


The light show at Lahbagh Fort (Feb 2014)
http://archive.dhakatribune.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/870x488_article_high/article/2014/02/08/front-P01_PM-4.jpg

Source:
1. http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Lalbagh_Fort
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalbagh_Fort
3. www.wikimedia.org
4. www.dhakatribune.com

Nocturnal
August 18, 2017, 02:42 AM
We used to live 20 mins walking distance from Lalbagh Fort for many years when I was growing up.
I visited this fort hundreds of times in past.
The last time I visited this place with my newly wed wife back in 2009. In that day trip we also had Biryani at famous old dhaka "Royal Restaurant". She was impressed by both - Fort & Food in Lalbagh! :D

Royal Restaurant - link (http://www.foodiez.com.bd/Dhaka/Restaurants/Details/?name=Royal-Restaurant&number=B7BVQ4JL1C)

bujhee kom
August 18, 2017, 05:58 AM
Thank you my dearest Noc (Pasha) for the great photo of the Pori-Bibi's Mazaar (mausoleum) at the Lalbagh Fort during an evening light show.

Pori-bibi was the beloved daughter of Shaestha Khaa (Mughal Governor/Subedar of Bengal). Pori Bibi died if an illness in Dhaka while Shaestha Khaa was in charge of governing Bengal and living in Dhaka overseeing the construction of the fort. It is said (unverified) that Pori-Bibi's body was later removed from this grave site by her father when he left Bengal and moved back to Jalalabad (unverified) and took 'her' with him (to be re-buried). But the beautiful mausoleum remained.

The fort was never completed as the Mughal empire declined while it was under construction. At the later part of the construction, after the death of his daughter, when Shaestha Khan left Bengal, Emperor Aurongazeb's son - Prince Azam Shah oversaw the work. Azam Shah later became the last emperor of the dynasty. And the British took over Bengal/the Subcontinent after his weak rule ended. It is a shame that none of those fountain heads work now, they were never restored.

Thank you Nocturnal again for the story of your trip there with your newly wed wife. Also the insight, the note of the biriyani house and the link. This is great.

Also Noc, remeber -our BC huzur communist comrade(!) and professional part-time Ghotaok Auntu is from Lalbagh - 'Patla Khan Lane', very close to the fort!

Nocturnal
August 18, 2017, 06:37 AM
^^ you are most welcome BK da.
I thought it would be a good idea to share few lines of personal experience of the posted sites if we had any!

From your earlier posted sites I only visited 2 places so far.
keep in mind I'm living abroad for last 14 years now and hardly visit back home! :(
Sonargaon - Panam Nagar - Narayanganj
Rani Bhabani Rajbari (palace), Natore

may write some memories if time permits! :)

Also, how I not remember our own BC huzur Auntu! :D

jabbar
August 18, 2017, 04:57 PM
Great to see all the wonderful buildings and sights.
It is a shame that Bangladesh government does not maintain these historical treasures, they are all in varying degrees of ruin ...

bujhee kom
August 18, 2017, 10:37 PM
Very good effort. I love this thread.

Great to see all the wonderful buildings and sights.
It is a shame that Bangladesh government does not maintain these historical treasures, they are all in varying degrees of ruin ...

My dear Shadow bhaiya and dear Jabbar uncle,

Thank you for checking these entries out. So far, this is just a scratch on the surface....
We have a tremendous amount of historically significant building and structures in Bangladesh. My wife and I were overwhelmed by them, by the volume of them. And the reasons we will find these historical structures in despair and super bad shape, is because,
a. The building materials that were used in the region(Bengal) to build them...mostly brick, not much of stone.
b. Our region's very moist, wet, humid climate with heavy rainfalls.
c. Poverty and our government's inability to protect them, restore them or even secure them as national heritage and give proper protection from even mere vandalism or squatters and jobor-dokhol by the local muscles.

DinRaat.
August 19, 2017, 12:48 AM
Damn, Bujhee Kom beshi Bujhe

Yankees
August 19, 2017, 01:44 AM
Would you believe this is in Bangladesh?

Buddha Dhatu Jadi (aka Golden temple) @Balaghata, Bandarban
Buddhist temple belonging to the Marma tribe of Chittagong Hill Tracts

http://i67.tinypic.com/m9qfl0.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/n71cm0.jpg

Yankees
August 19, 2017, 01:51 AM
Starting with, the map of Bangladesh:

General detail
700
www.nationsonline.org


You guys ever look at this map and think, jeez, it's so obvious Bangladesh should have never been a country to begin with. A country completely engulfed by India. It's shape drawn up so hastily and poorly. Completely illogical boundaries in every sense of the word.

Yet here it is, a sovereign, independent nation tugging along ever forward. :flag::)

bujhee kom
August 20, 2017, 04:32 PM
Absolutely Yankees bhaiya, The Marma tribe is very rich in tradition and artistic details. That is an extraordinarily beautiful temple. I didn't even know about this. Thank you for posting the image, I am going to check it out.

bujhee kom
August 20, 2017, 04:40 PM
Varendra Research Museum, Rajshahi

400

400

http://heritageinbangladesh.blogspot.com

bujhee kom
August 20, 2017, 04:45 PM
House of Jadhunath Roy, Munshiganj

400

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400

400

400

400

http://heritageinbangladesh.blogspot.com

bujhee kom
August 20, 2017, 04:47 PM
R N Saha House, Nawabganj

400

400

400

400

400

http://heritageinbangladesh.blogspot.com

bujhee kom
August 20, 2017, 04:53 PM
Chowdhury Bari Moth, Munshiganj

400

400

400

http://heritageinbangladesh.blogspot.com

bujhee kom
August 20, 2017, 04:55 PM
House of Mithu Kalu Bepari, Munshiganj

400

400

http://heritageinbangladesh.blogspot.com

bujhee kom
August 20, 2017, 04:59 PM
Mondol Bari, Munshiganj

400

400

400

400

http://heritageinbangladesh.blogspot.com

bujhee kom
August 20, 2017, 05:36 PM
Maijpara Moth, Munshiganj

400

400

http://heritageinbangladesh.blogspot.com

bujhee kom
August 20, 2017, 05:39 PM
Motter Moth, Manikganj

400

400

400

400

http://heritageinbangladesh.blogspot.com

bujhee kom
August 20, 2017, 05:41 PM
Begum Rokeya House, Pairaband, Rangpur

400

400

http://heritageinbangladesh.blogspot.com

Zeeshan
August 20, 2017, 06:02 PM
Amazing thread. I was kinda having some personal issues so I couldn't reply to you over phone. My bad. Carry on.