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11:00 PM, October 29, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, October 29, 2009

Book on Dhaka city launched

A book titled 'Dhaka alias Jahangirnagar: 400 years' was launched at the Brac Centre Inn auditorium in the city yesterday.
The book has been written and compiled by Professor Dr Enamul Huq, chairman and academic director of the International Centre for Study of Bengal Art.
Launching the book Finance Minister AMAM Muhith said Dhaka has always been an important city in this subcontinent and witnessed many historical changes over a period of 400 years.
He said the book is a milestone literary work that will contribute significantly to preserve the history of Dhaka.
"The book is full of interesting titbits, references and anecdotes. It is a visual fest that is sure to grip the attention of its readers instantly,” said Prof Fakhrul Alam of English department at Dhaka University, in his review of the book.
The author of the book said information given in the book can be used as reference for the future scholars and researchers.
"While the English version of the book is sure to highlight Dhaka to the rest of the world, I would be delighted to work on a Bangla version for local readers," he added.
Professor Emeritus Dr Anisuzzaman, former vice chancellor of Jahangirnagar University Prof Zillur Rahman Siddiqui, and CEO of the Standard Chartered Bank Limited Jim McCabe also spoke on the occasion.
The speakers said it is an ambitious work and a commendable attempt to sweep across a vast vista of over two centuries of history and development of the capital city of Bangladesh.
Sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, the book presents a wholesome continuous history of Dhaka with rare visual records, maps, paintings, prints and early photographs.
The price of the book has been fixed at Tk 5000.

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