The rise of Islam and the Bengal frontier, 1204-1760

@inproceedings{Eaton1993TheRO,
  title={The rise of Islam and the Bengal frontier, 1204-1760},
  author={Richard Maxwell Eaton},
  year={1993}
}
  • R. Eaton
  • Published 1 February 1995
  • History
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… 
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