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Bara Katra, south view, [Dhaka]

Photograph taken in the 1870s by an unknown
photographer of the Bara Katra in Dhaka, now capital of Bangladesh.
The Bara Katra was built by Abul Qasim in 1664, as a caravanserai
or resting-place for merchants and their camel trains, and is
situated on the eastern bank of the River Buriganga near the centre
of the city. The name means a large building with an enclosed
quadrangle; the word 'katra' i…