Islam was introduced to the Sylhet region by the Muslim saint Shah Jalal in the early 14th century.
He is also one of the few Indian Modernist masters accomplished in writing as well as painting.
native to the region of Bengal in South Asia, which is presently-divided between Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal.
They speak the Bengali language, one of the most easterly representatives of the Indo-European language family.
Bengalis are the third largest ethnic group in the world after Han Chinese and Arabs.
Islam was introduced to Bengal in the twelfth century by Sufi missionaries.
Subsequent Muslim conquests helped spread Islam throughout the region.
Under the Maurya Empire founded by Chandragupta Maurya, Magadha extended over nearly all of South Asia, including parts of Balochistan and Afghanistan, reaching its greatest extent under the Buddhist emperor Ashoka the Great in the 3rd century BCE.
One of the earliest foreign references to Bengal is the mention of a land ruled by the king Xandrammes named Gangaridai by the Greeks around 100 BCE.
Later, in the early 17th century, Islam Khan conquered all of Bengal.