New Goaldih Mosque, known as Abdul Hamid's Masjid, Sonargaon.
Photographer: Brennand, W.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the New Goaldih Mosque, known as Abdul Hamid's Masjid, Sonargaon, in the Dhaka District, Bangladesh, taken by W. Brennand in 1872. The mosque is mentioned in J. Wise, Notes on Sunargaon, Eastern Bengal (Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, vol. XLIII, part I, Calcutta, 1874), p. 92: 'In the division called Goaldih, which consists of dense and impenetrable jungle traversed by a few foot-paths, are two mosques, The first is called Abdul Hamid's Masjid. It is in good preservation, being a comparatively modern structure. Its 'kitabah' bears the date A.H. 1116 (A.D. 1705).' This mosque is a square building with a single central dome, corner towers and entrances on all sides except the qibla wall. It is a good example of the 'enclosed square type' of mosque typical of Bengal.