The Rise Of Islam And The Bengal Frontier / Edition 1

The Rise Of Islam And The Bengal Frontier / Edition 1

by Richard M. Eaton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520205073

ISBN-13: 9780520205079

Pub. Date: 07/31/1996

Publisher: University of California Press


In all of the South Asian subcontinent, Bengal was the region most receptive to the Islamic faith. This area today is home to the world's second-largest Muslim ethnic population. How and why did such a large Muslim population emerge there? And how does such a religious conversion take place? Richard Eaton uses archaeological evidence, monuments, narrative

Overview


In all of the South Asian subcontinent, Bengal was the region most receptive to the Islamic faith. This area today is home to the world's second-largest Muslim ethnic population. How and why did such a large Muslim population emerge there? And how does such a religious conversion take place? Richard Eaton uses archaeological evidence, monuments, narrative histories, poetry, and Mughal administrative documents to trace the long historical encounter between Islamic and Indic civilizations.

Moving from the year 1204, when Persianized Turks from North India annexed the former Hindu states of the lower Ganges delta, to 1760, when the British East India Company rose to political dominance there, Eaton explores these moving frontiers, focusing especially on agrarian growth and religious change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520205079
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
07/31/1996
Series:
Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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