Curzon Hall


The quasi-Gothic red-brick Curzon Hall, erected in 1905 after the first partition of Bengal is Dhaka University's architectural masterpiece. It's a highly impressive example of the European-Mughal style of building favoured by the British. It's main hall today is used as a grand setting for university exams.

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