Scribal elites in Sultanate and Mughal Bengal

  title={Scribal elites in Sultanate and Mughal Bengal},
  author={Kumkum Chatterjee},
  journal={The Indian Economic and Social History Review},
  pages={445 - 472}
  • K. Chatterjee
  • Published 1 October 2010
  • History
  • The Indian Economic and Social History Review
This article studies the importance of scribal skills in sustaining political regimes and the function of scribal careers in shaping and creating social and ritual status with particular reference to Bengal from the thirteenth till the eighteenth centuries. Based on histories of landed families, middle period Bengali literature and the large genealogical corpus (kulagranthas) of this region, the article surveys the social geography of literate–scribal communities and their long association with… 
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