Inscriptions of Bengal: (Being a Corpus of Inscriptions of the Muslim Rulers of Bengal from 1233 to 1855 AC)

Author:

Shamsud-Din Ahmed

,

Ananda Bhattacharyya

,

Sankar Kumar Biswas

Publisher:

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

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Publisher

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

Publication Year 2020
ISBN-13

9789390035625

ISBN-10 9390035627
Binding

Hardcover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 410 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 24.5x18.5x3.5
Weight (grms) 878

This volume, deals with inscriptions of more than six centuries of Muslim rule in Bengal (ad 1233-1855). The author Shamsud-din Ahmed has systematically organized the mass of material scattered over several books and scholarly journals in this volume. Divided into five chapters, he has deciphered and edited all available epigraphic records of the Muslim rulers of Bengal.



The epigraphic records of the pre-Suri period are distinguished by their comparative documentary value from those of the succeeding periods. The inscriptions of the Ilyas Shahi, Habshi and Husain Shahi Sultans are replete with references to the legal status of the ruler, the official titles of the provincial governor and the nomenclature of the administrative units into which the kingdom of Bengal might have been divided. Shamsud-din Ahmed has presented about 200 inscriptions with painstaking notes on the political history and geography of the region. The bibliographical table at the beginning and the list of inscriptions at the end add to the value of the book.

Shamsud-Din Ahmed

Shamsud-din Ahmed (1889-1987) an archaeologist and numismatist, was born in Dewanpara in Murshidabad district. In 1927 joined as Assistant Curator of the Indian Museum, Calcutta.

Ananda Bhattacharyya

Ananda Bhattacharyya is Assistant Director of the West Bengal State Archives. His many publications include Sir William Wilson Hunter: Bengal MS Records – A Selected List of 14,136 Letters in the Board of Revenue, Calcutta, 1782-1807, with an Historical Dissertation and Analytical Index, 4 vols (2018); A History of the Dasnami Naga Sannyasis (2018); Adivasi Resistance in Early Colonial India (2017); Remembering Komagata Maru: Official Reports and Contemporary Accounts (2016); Notes on the Races, Castes and Trades of Eastern Bengal (2016); Sannyasi and Fakir Rebellion in Bengal: Jamini Mohan Ghosh Revisited (2014); F.D. Ascoli: Early Revenue History of of Bengal and the Fifth Report, 1812 (2019) and Frederick Eden Pargiter: A Revenue History of the Sundarbans from 1765 to 1870 (2019).

Sankar Kumar Biswas

Sankar Kumar Biswas is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of History, Bankura University, Bankura. His area of specialization is Transition from Mughal Rule to Colonialism; and Muslims in Bengal, particularly, the Sufis of Bengal (19th-20th centuries).
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