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Recasting the Region: Language, Culture, and Islam in Colonial Bengal

Neilesh Bose

Abstract

This book examines the literary and cultural history of Bengali Muslims from the early twentieth century until the 1952 language movement. This book argues that Muslim political mobilization in late colonial Bengal did not emanate from north Indian calls for a separatist ‘Muslim’ state of Pakistan, but rather emerged out of a sustained engagement with local Bengali intellectual and literary traditions. This work examines Bengali language literary texts, the social histories of newspaper and magazine offices, and the writings of Bengali Muslim politicians and intellectuals. Inclusive of six cha ... More

Keywords: Bengali Muslims, decolonization, Pakistan, literary cultures, intellectual history, Muslim politics, modern South Asian history, Pakistan, Dacca, Calcutta

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198097280
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198097280.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neilesh Bose, author
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of North Texas, Denton, USA