Katra (Dhaka)

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The Chhota Katra with its enclosed Mosque, Dhaka (1817) by Charles D'Oyly's.
The Bara Katra, Dhaka (1823) by Charles D'Oyly's.

Katra or Katara is the name given to Caravanserai inns in Bengal. The Bara Katra ("greater katra") and Chhota Katra ("lesser katra") refers to two magnificent Mughal katras in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

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  1. ^ Ahmed, Nazimuddin, John Sanday, ed., Buildings of the British Raj in Bangladesh (1st ed.), University Press Limited, pp. 46–49, ISBN 984-05-1091-6 
  2. ^ মামুন, মুনতাসীর, Dhaka: Smriti Bismritir Nagari ঢাকা: স্মৃতি বিস্মৃতির নগরী [Dhaka: City of Memories and Oblivion] (in Bengali) (3rd ed.), pp. 201–206, ISBN 984-412-104-3 
  3. ^ Rahman, Mahbubur, City of an Architect, Dhaka: Delvistaa Foundation, ISBN 978-984-33-2451-1 
  4. ^ Ahmed, Nazimuddin (1980), Islamic Heritage of Bangladesh, Dhaka: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 
  5. ^ Hasan, S. Mahmudul (1980), Muslim Monuments of Bangladesh, Dhaka: Islamic Foundation 
  6. ^ Asher, Catherine B (1984), Inventory of Key Monuments. Art and Archaeology Research Papers: The Islamic Heritage of Bengal, Paris: UNESCO 

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