Published 21st August 2015

https://www.thedailystar.net/star-weekend/heritage/and-shadows-flee-away-129868

 

The Armenians of Dhaka were a rich and swanky lot. The church that they built in 1781 (Church of the Holy Resurrection) and the area where it stands (Armanitola, named after Armenians) both reflect the influence of this community. They were affluent merchants and landlords, ruling over markets of jute, leather, salt, etc. Marcar David, for example, was known as the Merchant Prince of Bengal …