By Sufia M. Uddin
During the precolonial period, Bengali, the dominant nearby language, infused the richly varied traditions of the area, together with Hinduism, Buddhism, and, finally, the Islamic faith and literature introduced by means of Urdu-speaking Muslim conquerors from North India. Islam was once no longer easily imported into the zone by means of the ruling elite, Uddin explains, yet used to be integrated into neighborhood culture over hundreds of thousands of years of interactions among Bengalis and non-Bengali Muslims. consistently contested and negotiated, the Bengali imaginative and prescient of Islamic orthodoxy and group was once mirrored in either language and politics, which eventually produced a in particular Bengali-Muslim tradition. Uddin argues that this technique in Bangladesh is consultant of what occurs in other places within the Muslim international and is hence an instructive instance of the advanced and fluid family members among neighborhood background and the higher Islamic international neighborhood, or umma.
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