Magnificent ruins, Living museum, City of 52 Bazar & 53 Lane, Louis Kahn Tour
During the Mughal Empire in the 17th century, the city was known as Jahangir Nagar. It was the cosmopolitan capital of Bengal and a hub of the worldwide muslin trade, with Bengali, Armenian, Persian, Greek, French, English, Gujarati, Dutch, Portuguese and Danish merchants. The British East India Company took control of the city in 1793. The modern-city developed in the late-19th century under British rule. It was the capital of Eastern Bengal and Assam between 1905 and 1911. It became the administrative capital of East Pakistan after the Partition of British India in 1947. During the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, Dhaka emerged as the capital of an independent Bangladesh.