Islam in the environment of medieval Bengal, with special reference to the Bengali sources
A proselytising religion seeking expansion in an alien soil may adopt different lines of approach. A militant line trying to force itself on a culture group is likely to disrupt the cultural continuum and prove itself unsuccessful. Islam in Bengal did not choose this line. But for the first few centuries of the advent of political Islam in the land it remained indifferent to the mainstream of the local culture. In the meanwhile, the personal influence of the Muslim saints, a consuming belief...[Show more]
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