Kushtia, Kushtia district or Kushtia Zila is a district in the Khulna administrative division of western Bangladesh. Kushtia has occurred as a distinct area since the partition of India. Previous to that, Kushtia was a portion of Nadia District under Bengal Jurisdiction of British India. Kushtia was home of many renowned people, particularly writers and poets. Contemporary day Kushtia is known for the Islamic University, Shilaidaha Kuthibari and Lalon's shrine.