After Mughals, British ruled the region for over 150 years until the independence of India.
In 1947, Dhaka became the capital of the East Bengal province under the dominion of Pakistan.
Another myths says that the Dhak (a membranophone instrument) is used as part of the Durga Puja festival in this temple and hence the name Dhaka. Bikrampur and Sonargaon—the earlier strongholds of Bengal rulers were situated nearby.
Yet another one says it came from the plant named Dhak (Butea monosperma) which was widely found in that area. So Dhaka was most likely used as the watchtower for the fortification purpose.
The city area was ruled by the Buddhist kingdom of Kamarupa before passing to the control of the Sena dynasty in the 9th century CE.
While others say that Dhakeshwari stands the meaning of Goddess of Dhaka; so the temple must have been named after the region.The Pala rulers were Buddhists, but majority of their subjects were Hindus.Pala Empire was the last dynasty to rule the whole Kamarupa region.During their reign between the 8th century until the late 11th century, Vikrampur, a region 12 miles from Dhaka, was their capital.
Dhaka, formerly spelled as Dacca in English, is the capital and one of the oldest cities of Bangladesh.The history of Dhaka begins with the existence of urbanised settlements in the area that is now Dhaka dating from the 7th century CE.