Bara Katra | The Daily Star
  • Bara Katra

    A glimpse into the pre-modern Islamic culture in Bengal

    Did you know that the famous Bara Katra, located in the old quarters of Dhaka city, was built to be an exact replica of the garden of paradise? It is also little known that its patron Mughal Prince Shah Shuja (1616–1661AD) was not satisfied with the structure and thus ordered it to be used as a caravanserai instead.