The Rise of Bengal Peasants’ India Islamic Nationalism Imagination

Jiang LAN, Ying LAN


This article analyzes why the Bengal Muslim peasants joined in the imagination of Indian Islamic nationalism, which had emerged later than Indian Muslim elites. The imagination of India Islamic nationalism was built by Indian Muslim elites through Education Pilgrimage. And Bengal Muslim peasants’ India Islamic Nationalism was mainly through seeking economic rights and protecting Islamic faith, which had attracted many Bengal peasants and led to more and more peasants joined the imagination of India Islamic nationalism. So analyze the reason why Bengal peasants joined in the imagination of India Islamic nationalism could help us get a deeper understanding of why the various sectors of Indian Muslims had joined in the imagination of India Islamic nationalism.


British-India; Bengal peasants; India Islamic nationalism; Emergence

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