TITLE

Advent of Islam in Bengal: An Epigraphic Approach

AUTHOR(S)
Yusuf Siddiq, Mohammad
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
International Proceedings of Economics Development & Research;2012, Vol. 48, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A hinterland in the old world of Islam, the early history of diffusion of Islamic civilization in Bengal is shrouded with mystery. Though the maritime and trade contacts between Arab world and Bengal can be traced during the early period of Islam, the religious and cultural interaction between these two far-fetched lands started growing only after the Muslim conquest of the region in the early 13th century. After the establishment of Muslim rule in the region, the mass conversion to Islam took place over centuries in different forms and phases. The article attempts to make a major breakthrough in constructing an early religious and cultural history of Bengal using the substantively rich and hitherto untapped archaeological materials, namely epigraphic sources (i.e., Arabic inscriptions), scattered abundantly all over the region.
ACCESSION #
83377600

 

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