Author: VognoDuut238 Date: Aug 3, 2008 09:47
Photo show on 400 years of Dhaka held
Photographs of ancient architectural sites in Dhaka at an exhibition on
Saturday gave an impression on the development of the city 400 years ago.
The Young Researchers' Forum, a concern of the Refugee and Migratory
Movement Research Unit, arranged the exhibition and a discussion as part of
celebrations of 400 years of Dhaka at the Centre for Advanced Researches in
Social Science of Dhaka University.
The exhibition featured frames of star mosque, Holy Cross church, Lakshmi
Bazar Church, Binat Bibi's mosque, Dhaka Gate, Mir Jumla's cannon.
Photographs on different professions in the city which are now on the verge
of extinction were also on display.
The off-track professions included conch-craft, jamdani weaving and
At the discussion, Obaidul Huq, a teacher of international relations,
lamented that people at present were losing their belongingness to the city
and most of the inhabitants of present time love to identify them as per
their ancestral districts.
'If we could discharge our duties to the city at the required level, it
could be one of the best cities in the world,' he said and expressed ...