The Muslim heritage of Bengal reveals a rich and diverse cultural history spanning more than 800 years and looking at the lives, times and influential works of 42 extraordinary Muslim figures. Numbering over 150 million people, Bengali-speaking Muslims constitute one of the largest linguistic groups in the Muslim World. Although too often has the history of these people been provided as a regional footnote in the history of India. The author commendably avoids the pitfalls of falling into secular, nationalist or oriental biases that often plague similar scholarship and in turn gives us a comprehensive and balanced approach to the Islamic heritage.
An authoritative and informative book that is suitable for all readers from students to scholars.