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".
AN ASCETIC UNDER A TREE
Opaque watercolour on paper
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.
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