Muslims of West Bengal: Some Demographic, Socio-Economic and Educational Situation

Md. Intekhab Hossain


Practically research studies on Muslim society and culture in West Bengal are very negligible owing to which very inadequate is known to the people and such lacuna in knowledge have caused a great amount of  loophole in understanding  the society under study from empirical point of view.

The present account is a modest attempt to assess and enquire the socio-economic situation of the Muslims including both males and females of West Bengal besides presenting some demographic profile of the Muslims of West Bengal compared to the people of other religious communities of the state. Emphasis has also been given to find out the contributory factors acting as obstacle towards their socio-economic development, change and modernization.

For this endeavor the textual facts are mostly gathered from a variety of in print resources while the primary data are mainly the author’s personal observations and field study among the Muslims of this state.

Keywords: Muslims, society, economy, demography, backwardness, development.

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