Understanding the Bengal Muslims: Interpretative Essays

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Rafiuddin Ahmed, Professor of Asian Studies Elmira Rafiuddin Ahmed
Oxford University Press, 2001 - History - 271 pages
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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.

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Contents

Who are the Bengal Muslims? Conversion
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Islam and Vaishnavism in the Environment
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Islam and the Social Construction of
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Cornell University

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