A Study of the Mughul Architectural Heritage in Chittagong City




The objective of this research is to present a concise but vivid analysis of Mughul Architectural heritage established in the city of Chittagong. Chittagong is now the second most important city of Bangladesh. Apart from natural beauty bent through hills, and mountains, rivers and lakes, the seaport in the heart of the Bay of Bengal attracted people from diverse ethnic origins throughout the centuries. Those people left the marks of their footsteps especially through various structures around the city, which have been incorporated into local heritage. Among those nationals, Mughul relics survived most, though currently they are under threat of oblivion due to massive urbanization and unplanned modernization of the city. Research on architecture highlights this issue in their own perspective while historic aspect in regards to Mughul architecture has not been studied extensively. To this end the study first presents a brief analytical discussion on heritage, and a short historical background about the city of Chittagong, and then focuses on some of the significant monuments established during Mughul reign in the city of Chittagong. The study concludes by stressing on the threat to the architectural monuments due to the lack of proper maintenance.




How to Cite

SALMA BINT SHAFIQ. (2021). A Study of the Mughul Architectural Heritage in Chittagong City. Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, 68(1). Retrieved from http://phs.com.pk/index.php/phs/article/view/46