NAKHARA (Journal of Environmental Design and Planning)

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The development of architecture has occurred with rapid changes from every socio-economical per-spective in Bangladesh. In these versatile spectrums of colonial architecture, Zamindar houseswere the striking subject in both of local and European concepts. The concept of Zamindar had evoked a new dimension by the 'Permanent Settlement Act-1793', which for the fi rst time confi rmed the ownership of land by Zamindars in Colonial Period. This paper present the discussion of the architecture adopted in Zamindar houses of Dhaka city in a particular framework of time, context and form which will help to study the development of Zamindar house and its architecture in a wider aspect of Bangladesh.

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