From the publisher’s description:
This volume explores what it means to be a Muslim in the context of Bengal, covering the medieval period through the beginning of our times. The essays focus on issues such as conversion and Islamization, structure of social and political authority, revivalism and pan-Islamism, radical-humanist thought, secularism and fundamentalism, and the changing role of women.
SubjectsReligion / Islam /
Ahmed, Rafiuddin (NHC Fellow, 1999–00). Understanding the Bengal Muslims: Interpretative Essays. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.