This book traces the emergence and flourishing of madrasas and the myriad ways in which they impact upon local Muslim communities, especially in West Bengal. It also addresses identity, â€˜secularâ€™ education and gender in this context, while exploring the myths that surround these institutions.
Himadri Banerjee is the Guru Nanak Professor of History at Jadavpur University, India. nbsp; Nilanjana Gupta is Professor of English and the Director of the School of Media, Communication and Culture at Jadavpur University, India. nbsp; Sipra Mukherjee is Reader in English at Bhairab Ganguly College, India.