The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760

Richard M Eaton (Author)
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Description

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

Price
$40.74
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
July 31, 1996
Pages
388
Dimensions
6.48 X 0.98 X 8.54 inches | 1.29 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520205079
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About the Author

Richard M. Eaton is Professor of History at the University of Arizona and the author of several groundbreaking books on India before 1800.