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1st Track : Evolution of Mosque Architecture through the Ages

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Mosques as DURBAR: Anatomical Analysis of Internal Spatial Qualities in Bengali Sultanate Mosques

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Dr. Sajid Bin Doza, a native of Rajshahi, draws inspiration from the historic monuments of the northern part of Bengal, which have not only fueled his passion for architecture but have also been the source of creativity in painting, cartooning, and clay modeling. His artistic endeavors have garnered recognition, earning him several awards both domestically and internationally. In the pursuit of his studies and research, Dr. Sajid has organized nine solo exhibitions, showcasing his sketches and drawings focused on the cultural heritage of Bangladesh. These exhibitions have been complemented by the publication of several books on the cultural heritage of the country. Dr. Sajid obtained his Bachelor of Architecture (B. ARCH) from the Architecture Discipline of the University of Khulna in 1999 and earned his Master of Architecture (M. ARCH) degree from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2008. In 2009-2010, he received a grant from the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA) for an International Advanced Training program and Postgraduate Diploma in Shelter Design and Development at Lund University, Sweden. Furthering his academic pursuits, Dr. Sajid secured a European Union scholarship, culminating in the completion of his PhD in the History of Art at the University of Évora, Portugal, in 2016. Dr. Sajid teaches art history and Bengal Architecture in several University, he started his teaching carrier in 2003, before Dr. Sajid was working as the project Architect in the well-known organization Concord Real estate and Building Products Ltd. Since 2009, Dr. Sajid has been a faculty member at the Department of Architecture at BRAC University in Bangladesh, initially as an Associate Professor of Art and Architecture. Over the last twelve years, he has organized architectural heritage tours in the northern part of Bangladesh, providing valuable experiences for enthusiastic students and learners. Freehand drawing workshop is a lucrative event for the students and sketchers, he organizes three days live sketching workshop in the historic sites from different parts of Bangladesh. Students wait for this very workshop round the year. Dr. Sajid served as the Dean of the School of Science & Technology and the Head of the Department of Architecture at the State University of Bangladesh from 2019 to 2024. Currently, he holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at BRAC University.

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Mosques as DURBAR: Anatomical Analysis of Internal Spatial Qualities in Bengali Sultanate Mosques Abstract During the Sultanate period in medieval Bengal, mosques evolved beyond their conventional function as places of worship, emerging as pivotal administrative centers and public assembly venues. Within these prayer halls, the Khalifas oversaw regional governance and provincial assemblies, thereby establishing mosques as essential communication knobs for both society and the Bengal province. This research endeavors to clarify the rationale behind the utilization of mosques as public audience spaces (Durbars), analyzing their operational roles and justifying their physical attributes in terms of proportion, scale, spirituality, and population dynamics. Furthermore, the study delves into the progression of geometric principles that resulted in optical corrections aligned with human scale. Lastly, it provides a comparative analysis of the internal spatial qualities of Durbars through illustrative methodologies. Keywords: medieval mosque, spirituality, audience hall, internal space, form and geometry

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لوريم إيبسوم دولور سيت أميت، كونسيكتيتور أديبيسينغ إليت. سد كونسيكوات فيليت أت أنتي بيبندوم، إن ديكتوم إليت ديغنيسيم. إنتيجر أك ليغولا إو كوام كومودو إليمنتوم. أليكوام إيرات فولوتبات. فيسللوس أوت جوستو فيل سابين إيفيسيتور كورسوس. بروين نك ليو فيل دولور جرافيدا كونسيكتيتور. أوت إيد تورتور نيك توربيس لاسينيا فيوغيات. أليكوام إيرات فولوتبات. بيلينتيسكو