Sustaining the Identity of Spiritual Mughal Monuments: Case of Sat Masjid Road Dhaka

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Jinia Sharmeen


Bangladesh, is home to the fourth largest Muslim population of the world. Numbers of mosques are proportionately dense in relation to the city’s population and the capital. The capital, Dhaka, is called
the city of mosques. Spiritual buildings are an integral part of the architectural character of Dhaka. It was
a flamboyant city during the Mughal era. The architecture of Mughal Dhaka made profound contributions
to the history of Islamic architecture. Mughal religious monuments are significant for combining spirituality
with identity. Now their identities are struggling with the growth of Urbanization. This study attempts to
analyze Mughal spiritual buildings at Sat Masjid Road in Dhaka to protect them from decay and to ensure
the restoration of redeemed spirituality.

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Sharmeen, J. (2016). Sustaining the Identity of Spiritual Mughal Monuments: Case of Sat Masjid Road Dhaka. Nakhara : Journal of Environmental Design and Planning, 12, 13–24. Retrieved from
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