By Richard M. Eaton

ISBN-10: 0520205073

ISBN-13: 9780520205079

In the entire South Asian subcontinent, Bengal was once the area so much receptive to the Islamic religion. This region this day is domestic to the world's moment- greatest Muslim ethnic inhabitants. How and why did the sort of huge Muslim inhabitants emerge there? and the way does any such spiritual conversion occur? Richard Eaton makes use of archaeological proof, monuments, narrative histories, poetry, and Mughal administrative files to track the lengthy historic come upon among Islamic and Indic civilizations. relocating from the 12 months 1204, whilst Persianized Turks from North India annexed the former Hindu states of the decrease Ganges delta, to 1760, while the British East India corporation rose to political dominance there, Eaton explores those relocating frontiers, focusing specially on agrarian progress and non secular switch.

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L. Gupta, ―On the Date of the Horseman Type Coin of Muhammad bin Sam,‖ ibid. 38 (1976): 81–87. [BACK] 14. G. S. ,‖ Journal of the Asiatic Society 18, nos. 1–4 (1976): 104–6. H. ). But the coin published by him, depicted in figure 2, is worn on the place where the date is normally given. , a date evidently referring to the date of the Turkish conquest of Bengal. See Deyell, Living without Silver, 364, coin no. 298. [BACK] 15. Lowick, ―Horseman Type,‖ 200. [BACK] 16. Peter Hardy, ―The Growth of Authority over a Conquered Political Elite: The Early Delhi Sultanate as a Possible Case Study,‖ in Kingship and Authority in South Asia, ed.

See also Abdul Karim, ―Nur Qutb ‗Alam‘s Letter on the Ascendancy of Ganesa,‖ in Muhammad Enamul Haq, Abdul Karim Sahitya-Visarad Commemoration Volume (Dacca: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 1972), 338. [BACK] 45. The best treatment of the revolution is found in the study of Ahmad Hasan Dani, ―The House of Raja Ganesa of Bengal,‖ Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal: Letters 18, no. 2 (1952): 121–70. [BACK] 46. Muhammad Qasim Firishta, Tārīkh-i Firishta (Lucknow: Nawal Kishore, 1864–65), 2: 297.

J. F. Richards (Madison: South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin, 1978), 207. [BACK] 17. Examples include the mīnār of Bahram Shah in Ghazni (early twelfth century), the mīnār of Ghiyath alDin Muhammad in Jam, located on Afghanistan‘s Hari Rud River (late twelfth century), and, closest in time and place to Bengal, the Qutb Minar of Delhi (1200–1215), the stupendous and imposing tower that was the first monument built by the Turks on their establishment of permanent rule in North India. [BACK] 18.

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