Heritage | The Daily Star
  • A heritage past its welcome?

    Dhaka, like any 400-year-old city would, has gone through a metamorphosis over the course of its illustrious and fascinating history, as have the lives of its inhabitants.

  • Heritage site in a shambles

    The once impressive structure of Hemnagar Zamindar Bari in Tangail's Gopalpur upazila is falling apart due to lack of proper maintenance.

  • Heritage neglected

    Most visitors who want to see the boyhood home of eminent nineteenth-century social reformer, nationalist and Brahmo religious leader Ananda Mohan Bose in Jaysiddhi village in Kishoreganj's Itna upazila leave disappointed.

  • Heritage in Sandstone

    Heritage in Sandstone: Unique temple needs care

    Collective memory in Kharshuti village says that in the first decade of the twentieth century, there came a day when sandstone slabs

  • Heritage sites in Tongibari

    Once known as the City of Courage, Bikrampur -- now called Munshiganj -- holds a history of more than 2,500 years. And if you are planning a day-trip to visit a few heritage sites close to Dhaka, then make a trip to Tongibari, a part of the-then Bikrampur capital of Bengal. We managed to visit only three out of the dozens of heritage sites there.

  • Dhaka Kendra

    Dhaka’s treasure trove

    Dhaka Kendra, a private museum, continues to astound visitors with its huge collection showcasing the history of Old Dhaka, since its inauguration in 1997 at Mohini Das Lane. Nestled inside the building are rare antique collections from the past life of the city, from daily life artifacts of nobles to old photographs along with many other treasures, one would be amazed to see.

  • Sundarbans’ Shela river route banned, case filed

    All vessels have been barred from using the Shela river route through the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest and a listed heritage site, days after a coal-laden vessel sank in the river. This is the second time the route has been banned after an oil tanker sank in the same river a year ago.

  • An evening at Nantang Block

    A walk around the historical block of Nantang, in Ningbo of China to get a glimpse of the weekend activities of the local people, and to try out some of their traditional delicacies.

  • 500yrs old Boro Sardarbari to reopen in March (video)

    The Boro Sardarbari is one of the most significant structures in the 800 plus years old Panam Nagar, situated at Sonargaon of Narayanganj around 40 kilometres off the capital, Dhaka.

  • Dubai boatyard to build 'world's biggest dhow'

    A Dubai family boatyard hopes to revive the traditional dhow sailing ship by building the largest the world has ever seen.

  • HC moves to protect Lalbagh Fort

    High Court directs authorities concerned to stop construction of structures around the national heritage Lalbagh Fort within 24 hours.

  • A day with a weaver (video)

    The traditional art of Jamdani weaving, which is included in UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is an intricate process that takes several years to master. Nevertheless, as an outsider, the process is a fascinating one to observe - from the indigenous loom to the fine tasks of the weavers.

  • Sights and sounds of a Jamdani haat (video)

    Once you've visited a Jamdani haat, you will think twice before metaphorically referring to a crowded and noisy place as a 'macher bazaar'.