Egarosindur

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Egarasindur is a village in Pakundia Upazila, Kishoreganj District, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh,[1] on the east side of the Brahmaputra River. It is in the western part of the division, about 85 km from Dhaka by road. The village is mentioned in the Akbarnama by Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak. Historians disagree about the history of Egarosindur. It was believed to have been settled about 1000 BCE, and archaeological finds include silver coins, iron axes, lances, bows and arrows. At that time, the village was a commercial center.[2]

During the eighth century CE, it was a river port where Muslims traded with Rome and Persia. In 1338 Fakhruddin Mubarak Shah took control of the region, followed by Firuz Shah Tughlaq. In 1577, Isa Khan proclaimed independence for Egarosindur as a trading center. At this time a battle took place at the Fort of Egarosindur between Isa Khan and Man Singh I, Akbar's general, in which Isa Khan was defeated. In 1638, during the reign of Shah Jahan, Egarosindur was attacked and destroyed.[2]

Archaeology[edit]

Notable structures include the fort,[3] the Shah Mosque (dating to 1680), the Sadi Mosque,[4] and the cemetery.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census 2011: Kishoreganj Table C-01" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Ahmed, ABM Shamsuddin (2012). "Egarasindhur". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  3. ^ Jahan, Shahnaj Husne (2012). "Egarasindhur Fort". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  4. ^ Bari, MA (2012). "Sadi Mosque". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 

Coordinates: 24°15′36″N 90°39′40″E / 24.260°N 90.661°E / 24.260; 90.661