Heritage | The Daily Star
  • Shahbaz Khan’s Legacy

    Dhaka city has a specific identity of being called 'the City of Mosques'. According to a 2008 survey of Islamic Foundation, there are more than 2.5 million mosques in Bangladesh, whereas around six thousand of them are in Dhaka city alone.

  • The Shankha Story

    During the last decade, Dhaka has experienced enormous changes in terms of architecture, lifestyle, and also the job market.

  • The Great Shahi Eidgah

    Dhanmondi Shahi Eidgah' located at Dhanmondi 6/A, is one of the most ancient archaeological sites in Dhaka city.

  • In Memory of the Three Leaders

    Do you remember the famous quote by Napoleon Bonaparte? “A leader is a dealer in hope.” A.K. Fazlul Huq (1873-1962),

  • A Montage of Young Scouts

    Emil Erich Kästner was a German author of the 20th century. Around the time of the Nazis, Erich's writings were widely criticised by the then Hitler government.

  • In garden of Roses

    Around the early 1900's, Hrishikesh Das became one of the prominent zamindars in Dhaka. He had a knack for luxury, and was often complimented by his friends for his houses around the area which is now Tanti Bazar.

  • BAFA: A History

    Rashid Ahmed Chowdhury, or more commonly known as Bulbul Chowdhury, was born in Chunatigram, Chittagong and grew up in Kolkata. “At that time, a muslim boy who dances was considered impossible!” says Hasanur Rahman Bacchu, guitar-guru and President, Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts.

  • Tale of an Old Park

    Enriched with wonderful architectural features, the historical 'Bahadur Shah Park' is located in Laxmibazar, Old Dhaka. During the first half of the 19th century, Nawab Khwaja Abdul Ghani, the first Nawab of Dhaka recognised by the British Raj, took the initiative of establishing this park.

  • The Good Old Days of Printing

    Close your eyes and try to imagine the age when computers had not been invented or introduced.

  • Digging into the Halim!

    “So what's your real name?” “They call me Mama! Even my wife and kids, and I love it that way!” answered Mama of the legendary Mama Halim with a proud smile on his face.