The water of the river, being an arm of the Ganges, is extraordinarily good, but is some distance for fetching and carrying for some residents of the city, the city being not less than 40 English miles in circumference.
He also patronised building of Hussaini Dalan, a Shia shrine though he himself was a Sunni.
In the late 1640s, for personal and political reasons, he moved the capital back to Rajmahal. Due to political turmoil, Emperor Aurangzeb sent Mir Jumla to deal with Prince Shuja.
He successfully crushed the regional revolts in Jessore, Bakla (present days Barisal) and Bhulua (present days Noakhali) and brought almost the entire province under the Mughal domain.
As the next subahdar, Prince Shuja built Bara Katra between 16 in Dhaka to serve as his official residence.
Ships were loaded with fine white cotton and silk fabrics.
A large number of Christians and white and black Portuguese resided in Dhaka.
A fort at Tangi-Jamalpur guarded one of the roads connecting Dhaka with the northern districts which is now known as Mymensingh Road.
According to him, Dhaka had a large number of inhabitants compare to the size of the city. There were only two kuthis – one of the English and the other of the Dutch.
Dhaka, formerly spelled as Dacca in English, is the capital and one of the oldest cities of Bangladesh.
The history of Dhaka begins with the existence of urbanised settlements in the area that is now Dhaka dating from the 7th century CE.
Due to its location right beside some main river routes, Dhaka was an important centre for business.