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Old Goaldih Mosque, known as the Puarana Masjid, Sonargaon.

Old Goaldih Mosque, known as the Puarana Masjid, Sonargaon.

Photographer: Brennand, W.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1872

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/27(2738)

Item number: 2738

Length: 19.6

Width: 14.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Goaldih Mosque, known as the Puarana Masjid, Sonargaon in Bangladesh, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by W.Brennand in 1872. This is a general view of the mosque at Sonargaon, in a very ruinous state and largely covered by vegetation. The mosque is described in J. Wise, Notes on Sunargaon, Eastern Bengal (Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, vol. XLIII, part I, Calcutta, 1874), p. 92: 'About a hundred yards to the south [of Abdul Hamid's Mosque] is the oldest mosque in Sonargaon. The residents call it the purana, or old, Goaldih mosque. Its kitabah had fallen out, but had been carefully preserved in the interior. On this stone is inscribed the name of 'Ala-uddin Husain Shah, A.H. 925 (A.D. 1519)'.

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