Muslim Mystics of the Punjab and the Pakistan Movement




It was a diverse society during the reign of Nawabs, consisting of people belonging to different religion, caste or creed. Murshid Quli Khan shifted the dewani from Dhaka to Murshidabad resulting in the transfer of the entire secretariat and court staff to the new place. Later when he was appointed Subahder of Bengal, Murshidabad was declared as the capital of Bengal. Immediately after the shifting of the capital, the whole royal staff, state officials and members of elite society settled down in Murshidabad. People from all walks of life thronged there for livelihood. Murshidabad, during the Nawabi period, turned into a rendezvous for people belonging to different sections of society. This tradition continued during the reign of Nawab Shujauddin Mohammad Khan (the successor of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan)




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NAUMANA KIRAN. (2021). Muslim Mystics of the Punjab and the Pakistan Movement. Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, 67(1-2). Retrieved from