Institute for Medieval Studies seminar: Aniket Chettry

Part of the Institute for Medieval Studies 2023-24 events series.

Aniket Chettry  (Siliguri College) presents a paper entitled ‘Exploring the Socio-religious World of Medieval Bengal through the Lens of the Mangalkavya Literature’.

About the paper

Medieval Bengal witnessed the arrival of Islam followed by the creation of independent Islamic sultanates centred In Bengal, culminating with Bengal being absorbed as a province of the mighty Mughal Empire.

These monumental events unleashed social, economic, and religious forces that left an indelible mark on the history of Medieval Bengal.

This paper uses a specific local textual tradition known as the Mangalkavyas to analyse the varied socio-religious responses that were a product of the rapid political and economic transformations that engulfed Bengal from the 13th century onwards. Such a study will be helpful in understanding the medieval history of Bengal better.

Information for attendees

This event will be streamed online via Zoom. Please register here if you would like to attend online.

Refreshments will be served from 17:00 for those attending in person. The paper will start at 17:30.

About the speaker

Read a short interview with Dr Chettry here.

Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowships

Dr Chettry is the 2023-24 Charles Walllace India Trust visiting fellow in the School of History. Find out more about the scheme.