Shakur, Tasleem, Hafiz, Roxana, Arslan, Tulin Vural, and Cahantimur, Arzu. "Economy and Culture in Transitions: A Comparative Study of Two Architectural Heritage Sites of Bazars and Hans of Bursa and Dhaka," in ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 6, issue 3 (2012): 91-108.
Chawkbazar in Dhaka and Covered Bazaar in Bursa are two unique examples showing the contradiction among the traditional and the contemporary life-styles and their reflections on space uses and architecture. The first example in Dhaka is one of the prime icons of Mughal architecture in Bangladesh, whereas the second one in Bursa is the first example of the typical nucleus of traditional Ottoman city. Based on these two case studies in Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Bursa (Turkey), this paper attempts to illustrate how the emerging cultures and spaces are continuously being either negotiated or contested with their adjacent historic sites (Shakur, 2005). This comparative research between two similar historical sites (Mughal and Ottoman) but miles apart geographically is intended to understand the commonalities in its economic, social, cultural aspects through its transformation from the historic to the contemporary period. It highlights the socio-economic and cultural transformation and its implications for future conservation and development