Saturday, June 15, 2013

Early and Present Dhaka Comparison - Part 1


Dhaka, formerly spelled as Dacca in English, is the capital and one of the oldest cities of Bangladesh. The history of Dhaka begins with the existence of urbanized settlements in the area that is now Dhaka dating from the 7th century CE. The city area was ruled by the Buddhist kingdom of Kamarupa before passing to the control of the Sena dynasty in the 9th century CE. After the Sena dynasty, Dhaka was successively ruled by the Turkish and Afghan governors descending from the Delhi Sultanate before the arrival of the Mughals in 1608. After Mughals, British ruled the region for around 200 years until the independence of India. In 1947, Dhaka became the capital of the East Bengal province under the dominion of Pakistan. After the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, Dhaka became the capital of the new born country.
source: wikipedia

This post contains some images, using which you can make a comparison between the Early and New Dhaka:

Some old Maps of early Dhaka City: 

New Maps of present Dhaka City:

Early Buriganga River beside Dhaka:

Present Buriganga River beside Dhaka:

Early Chawk / Chowk Bazar in Old Dhaka City:

Present Chawk / Chowk Bazar in Old Dhaka City area:

Images of Early / Old Dhaka College:

New pics of Dhaka City College:

Thanks a lot for viewing these images.

other related posts in this blog:
Early History of Bengal - Islamization from 1202 to 1757
Early History of Bengal - From 1000 BC to 1202 AD
History of Bengal Sultanate - Arabic and Persian - Part 1 
Some Historical and Famous places in Early Dhaka
Dhaka Turning into a City of Glasses
Dhaka City Skyline - Part 1 
Highrises in Dhaka City - Part 1


  1. Thanks for making this effort to display early Dhaka.

  2. Thank you for publishing such an amazing, interesting, wonderful and glorious image of our beloved city of 1850. How beautiful and planned city it was! How aesthetic beauty the Buriganga presented that time!