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History of the Bengali-Speaking People
History of the Bengali-Speaking People

History of the Bengali-Speaking People

by Nitish Sengupta

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English

Publisher

UBS Publishers

ISBN

8174763554 - Year: 2002 - Pages: 554

Binding

Hardcover

Nitish Sengupta

Author: Nitish Sengupta
Publisher: UBS Publishers
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 554
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174763554

Description

This book is a history of the people who speak Bengali in Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal and other Bengali-speaking areas of the country - from the earliest recorded times to 1947 when the Indian subcontinent was partitioned into India and Pakistan, and nearly two-thirds of undivided Bengal went out of India.


The study starts with the origin of the Bengalee race and traces the growth of Bengali language, which is the one great motivating force that binds together racially different people who converse in this language. The study focuses on the political history of the Bengalees from the earliest times to the time when the two9 Bengals stopped sharing a common political history.


It delves into the cultural, linguistic, literary and social aspects of Bengal's development only in so far as they have a direct impact on the political developments of the time.

Contents

Acknowledgements

Preface



PART I: ANCIENT BENGAL



Land and the People

Early Hiastory of Bengal

First Bengal Kingdom under Sasanka

The Imperial Palas

The Sen Dynasty

Turkish Conquest and Early Turkish Rulers of Bengal

Ilyas Shahi Dynasty

The Short-lived Dynasty of Raja Ganesh and the Later Ilyas Shahi Dynasty

Spread of Islam



PART II: THE EMERGENCE OF BENGAL IN HISTORY



The Glorious Age of Hussain Shah (193-1519)

Origin and Growth of Bengali Language and Early Bengali Literature

Shri Chaitanya (1485-1534)- Bengal Vaishnavism and Bengali Literature



PART III: THE MUGHAL PERIOD



The Pathans and the Mughals

Bengal as a Province of Mughal Empire

Advent of Europeans

Age of Murshid Quli Khan

Alivardi Khan (1740-56) and the Maratha Invasion

Siraju-ud-Daulah (1756-57) and British Conquest of Bengal



PART IV: THE EARLY BRITISH PERIOD



Mir Jafar's Puppet Rule (1757-60): Real and Nominal Authority

Nawab Mir Qasim - The Last Flicker of Assertion of Authroity (1760-64)

Era of Warren Hastings (1772-85)

Anti-Government Popular Distrubances against Colonial Rule (1766-1857)

Economic Transition During the First Century of British Rule



PART V: 19th CENTURY RENAISSANCE AND THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION



Bengal Renaissance and the Transformation

Religious Reform Movements (157-1902) - Keshav Sen, Ramakrishna
Literature and Art

Industrial and Infrastructural Developments in the 19th Century

The Indigo Movement (1859-62)

The Administration of Lieutenant Governors (1854-1904)



PART VI: POLITICAL ASPIRATIONS: MOVEMENTS TOWARDS FREEDOM



Growth of Political Consciousness: A Nation in the Making

Beginnings of Muslim Separatism: The Unmaking of a Nation

First Partition of Bengal (1905) and the Aftermath

Armed Revolutionary Movement: First Phase

Morely-Minto Reforms and the Unpartitioning of Bengal

Developments During the First World War (1914-18)



PART VII: AGE OF CHITTARANJAN, GANDHI AND BOSE



Non-Cooperation and Khilafat Movement

Dyarchy in Action (1921-26): Swarajya-Muslim Interaction

Armed Revolutionary Movement: Second Phase (1920-35)

Bengal Politics (1927-37)

Crystallising of Bengalee Muslim Political Psyche

Rise and Fall of Subhas Bose in Congress Politics



PART VIII: PARTING OF WAYS (1937-45)



Fazlul Huq's First Government: KPP-Muslim League Coalition

Shyama-Huq Coalition (1941-43)

Nizimuddin's Muslim League Coalition Government and the Great Femine of 1943

Subhas Bose's Grand Climax of the Azad Hind Fauj



PART IX: UNDIVIDED BENGAL: THE LAST PHASE (1945-47)



The Unintended and Stormy Emergence of Two Bengals



Index

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