Dhaka City Essay

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Urban sociology studies the life and human interactions in the city. The social life in the twenty first century consists of both the traditional and familiar trends as well as the new developing trends (Sassen, 2006). Hence, living in the cities is always exciting as well as complicated. Dhaka is a city which has a history of more than 400 years. In 1610, Dhaka was named as Jahangirnagar by subedar Islam Khan Chishti. Many of the famous infrastructures were built during the British and Mughal period but over the time not only the name but the whole edifice of the city has developed. However, the present Dhaka city is not in a very good shape. It is not as beautiful as before and there are many solid reasons and evidences for this. Migration …show more content…
Like the other big cities also in Dhaka there are too many people living and striving everyday to make more money. This indicates both opportunities and challenges for the people living in the city. The people in cities are of all classes and they make money in their own ways.
Not only people, the increasing numbers of private cars belonging to the upper middle class and upper class people are also a reason for the huge traffic in the city. Buses are a cheap mode of transportation but in Dhaka, so there are plenty of buses available. But people travelling in all kinds of transportations suffer because of the traffic issue. Buses, cars, rikshaws, overcrowding by people - overall we can say the roads in Dhaka cities are almost always blocked. This is a big difficulty and shows that the organizational dimension of the city is not very
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This growing number of people rushing into the cities create urban crisis. It is true that people move from villages to the cities in search of better life standard, on the other hand it is also true that for the low income people, Dhaka has not been able to provide a healthy living space. Almost the people from low income class choose slums as their households. There are many slums in Dhaka and the living conditions in these slums are very unhealthy. The largest slum in Dhaka is the karail slum which is the home t6 16,000 families which is around 500,000 people roughly (Kabir, 2014). In most of the houses there is shortage of water and electricity. The sanitary services are also of very low standard; also, many contagious diseases are easily catchable. All these lead to very noxious and unhygienic living

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