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Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760 (Comparative studies on Muslim societies ; 17)

Author: Richard Maxwell Eaton
Publisher: University of California Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

Tracing the long historical encounter between Islamic and Indic civilizations, this work explores how and why such a large Muslim population emerged in Bengal.


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Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760 (Comparative studies on Muslim societies ; 17)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Maxwell Eaton
OCLC Number: 938843676
Notes: Book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: List of Illustrations List of Tables Note on Translation and Transliteration Acknowledgments Introduction PART ONE BENGAL UNDER THE SULTANS 1. Before the Turkish Conquest Bengal in Prehistory Early Indo-Aryan Influence in Bengal The Rise of Early Medieval Hindu Culture The Diffusion of Bengali Hindu Civilization 2. The Articulation of Political Authority Perso-Islamic Conceptions of Political Authority, Eleventh-Thirteenth Centuries A Province of the Delhi Sultanate, 1204-1342 The Early Bengal Sultanate, 1342-ca. 1400 The Rise of Raja Ganesh (ca. 1400-1421) Sultan ]alai al-Din Muhammad (1415-32) and His Political Ideology The Indigenization of Royal Authority, 1433-1538 Summary 3. Early Sufis of the Delta The Question of Sufis and Front-ier Warfare Bengali Sufis and Hindu Thought Sufis of the Capital 4. Economy, Society, and Culture The Political Economy of the Sultanate Ashraf and Non-Ashraf Society Hindu Society- Responses to the Conquest Hindu Religion- the Siva-Siilcta Complex Hindu Religion- the Vaishnava Complex 5. Mass Conversion to Islam: Theories and Protagonists Four Conventional Theories of Islamization in India Theories of Islamization in Bengal The Appearance of a Bengali Muslim Peasantry Summary PART TWO BENGAL UNDER THE MUGHALS 6. The Rise of Mughal Power The Afghan Age, 1537-1612 The Early Mughal Experience in Bengal, 1574-1610 The Consolidation of Mughal Authority, 1610-1704 Summary 7* Mughal Culture and Its Diffusion The Political Basis of Mughal Culture in Bengal The Place of Bengal in Mughal Culture The Place of Islam in Mughal Culture The Administration of Mughal Lawthe Villagers' View West Bengal: The Integration of Imperial Authority The Northern Frontier: Resistance to Imperial Authority East Bengal: Conquest and Culture Change 8. Islam and the Agrarian Order in the East Riverine Changes and Economic Growth Charismatic Pioneers on the Agrarian Frontier The Religious Gentry in Bakarganj and Dhaka, 1650-1760 Summary 9* Mosque and Shrine in the Rural Landscape The Mughal State and the Agrarian Order The Rural Mosque in Bengali History The Growth of Mosques and Shrines in Rural Chittagong, 1666-1760 The Rise of Chittagong's Religious Gentry The Religious Gentry of Sylhet Summary 10. The Rooting of Islam in Bengal Inclusion Identification Displacement Literacy and Islamization Gender and Islamization Summary 11. Conclusion Appendix 1: Mint Towns and Inscription Sites under Muslim Rulers, 1204-1760 Appendix 2: Principal Rulers of Bengal, 1204-1757 Select Bibliography Index


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"For the study of Islam in Bengal, [The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1207-1760] is . . . the most important book to appear to date, and it deserves to be read by all historians of India and Read more...

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