Posted on: 17 July 2016

Digital Rare Book:
Islam in Bengal (Thirteenth to Nineteenth Century)
By Jagadish Narayan Sarkar
Published by Ratna Prakashan, Calcutta - 1972

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Kaushik Roy notes that the works of Jadunath Sarkar along with those of Jagadish Narayan Sarkar are now "forgotten due to pressure of Marxism and Postmodernism".
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Image:
AN ASCETIC UNDER A TREE
Opaque watercolour on paper
Murshidabad, Bengal
c. 1760

This holy man is wearing the stitched robe typical of Muslim ascetics, worn to symbolise their earthly poverty. He holds an offering of flowers in a leaf cup, which he is perhaps about to launch as an offering into the river beside him.

Copyright: Victoria and Albert Museum, London


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