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Constructing Bangladesh
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Constructing Bangladesh
Religion, Ethnicity and Language in an Islamic Nation

First Edition


September 2006 | 250 pages | SAGE Vistaar
Highlighting the dynamic, pluralistic nature of Islamic civilization, Sufia Uddin examines the complex history of Islamic state formation in Bangladesh. Uddin focuses on significant moments in the region`s history from medieval to modern times, examining the interplay of language, popular and scholarly religious literature, and the colonial experience as they contributed to the creation of a unique Bengali-Islamin identity.
Foreword Carl W Ernst and Bruce B Lawrence

Carl W Ernst and Bruce B Lawrence
Preface

 
Note on Transliteration

 
Introduction

 
Islamic Themes in Premodern Bengali Literature and Life

 
Nineteenth-Century Religious Reform Movements

 
Breaking New Ground and Transgressing Boundaries

 
Bengali or Bangladeshi?: The Conflict between Religious and Ethnic Nationalisms

 
The Contested Place of Nation in Umma and Globalizing Efforts

 
Epilogue. Competing Visions of Community

 
Notes

 
Bibliography

 
Index

 

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