History of Bengal Vol-II Historical Book Edited by Jadunath Sarkar PDF.
Book – History of Bengal Vol-II (Early Muslim Period),
Category – Historical Books,
Edited – Jadunath Sarkar,
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Jadunath Sarkar has Edited the History of Bengal Vol-II. (Early Muslim Period)
The historical book History of Bengal – Volume 2 has edited by Dr. Jadunath Sarkar and published in August 1948 from Dhaka University. This volume of History of Bengal was published in August 1948, courtesy of both Dhaka University and Banglar Itihas Prakashan Committee.
Mr. M. Hassan, Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University, feels fortunate and proud to thank Sir Jadunath Sarkar, through whose tireless work this piece is seeing the light of day today. He has expressed considerable doubts as to whether it would have been published later or implemented at all.
But for the admirable diligence and skill with which he changed the old scheme to suit the changed circumstances, the publication of these two volumes would have been indefinitely delayed. This achievement of Sir Jagannath Sarkar is all the more commendable, as he worked in a situation where anyone would have collapsed without his indomitable courage. When Sir Jadunath Sarkar was engaged in the preparation of this piece, he was mourned after mourning.
The History of Bengal (Hindu period) Vol-1
We know that the first volume of The History of Bengal (The Hindu period) edited by Ramesh Chandra Majumdar was published in May 1943. The second and third volumes, which Sir Jadunath Sarkar had to cover the early Muslim and Mughal periods, respectively, were planned at the same time. First in 1936, and under normal circumstances it should follow in 2 to 4 years. But time or not being normal and a number of unforeseen difficulties are not only delaying the publication of their editors, but also forcing them to change their plans.
Its first and foremost difficulty is stronger than the inadequate knowledge of the fact that almost every part of the Hindu era in the history of Bengal has been worked by a large number of modern scholars who have produced high quality fruit – except the Muslim era.
Some kingdoms still remain undiscovered lands, and they are still compressed by almost the same fog of tradition and the deceptive light of religious deception, which surprised Captain Charles Stuart when he wrote the first history of Bengal in English 130 years ago. Even the chronology of many early Muslim rules in Bengal is still unresolved because their coins are so scarce and so poorly executed that their dates cannot be read with certainty.
This one of the modern studies has been most strongly felt in the socio-economic and cultural history of medieval Bengal, the only exception being the study of Vaishnavism, which is of course related to the Mughal period. Students of the economic history of their province have been conservative in their focus on the British period and it was a trade in Bengal in the late 17th century when the service was rarely scratched in the rest of the country’s history during the Muslim period.
The History of Bengal under Muslim rule.
The history of Bengal under Muslim rule is bound to produce extremely unequal parts according to the standards of modern scholarship and is bound to arrive at accurate descriptions of certain subjects or kingdoms and is shrouded in the smoke of a completely dark or completely loose tradition.
The other was primarily intended to spread political and cultural history equally through these two volumes, the first ending with the Mughal conquest in 1575 and the second with the fall of Muslim rule in 1757. In the Middle Ages, volumes would be closed until a new generation of research students emerged, illuminating the dark spots of our cultural and social history.
Therefore, the first chance change that was forced upon the editor was to put all the political narrative of the projected to volumes in one and print it fast, As the necessary contributors where available and they could be asked to supply their chapters in two years. The Social and cultural history of the entire Muslim age was assigned to be final volume, which they could not hope to complete in the near future.
The next problem occurred after the chapters of this piece of political history were assigned to different scholars and they were given two years to submit their work. After some of them hesitated and refused the job, many others were found to be habitually unable to write their promised chapters in time, or indeed never.
So in the end the painful truth came to the editor’s mind that if he had to complete this piece in his lifetime, he would have to personally bear the burden of writing a large part of the political history of Bengal for half a century.
The tragic experience of the editor of the first volume, Dr. Ramesh Chandra Majumdar will also be remembered. As well as being seen the editor had to write a little over 500 pages in this volume over 200 pages, in addition to revising and sometimes rebuilding the work of many other contributors.
It was hoped to send manuscripts of various chapters to the editor by the end of 1941, after these initial problems had been resolved. But at that time war with Japan and air strikes on Bengal started. And Assam.
Libraries of universities and educated societies were closed and their most valuable books and journals were sent to preserve in an internally safe place. Thus their Bengali contributors could not consult with the learned work or verify the references. This obstacle lasts during the unresolved period of the war. But in spite of so many obstacles, their work did not stop. They have tried hard enough to publish the book.
When this history was planned to be published in 1938, the cost of producing books is now 4 times higher and there is an acute shortage of skilled assistants. For this reason, and to avoid further delays in publishing this volume, it may not include any map images or currency plaques.
The editor’s remorse for this cruel necessity is no less than that of his readers, especially since everyone will miss the much-needed picture of river and land change in the six countries covered by this volume.
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