A Research of Shipbuilding Industry in Medieval Bengal
Abdul MotlebShaikh

Dr. Abdul MotlebShaikh, Formerly Research Scholar,CAS, Department of History, AMU, Aligarh, Uttarpradesh, India. 
Manuscript received on September 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 25 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 1209-1211 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L39811081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3981.1081219
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Abstract: The present paper an attempt has been made the shipbuilding industry and its impact on maritime trade activities of Bengal. It was one of the major industries of Bengal and played an important role of maritime trade relations with Europe, Africa and Asia. Our attempt is mainly confined to the limits of the medieval Bengal. The methods of shipbuilding has mentioned in the contemporary sources of Persian, Arabic, Chinese, European and local sources. Though the maritime ships of Bengal were made Arabian and Chinese style but the war ships construction totally followed indigenous styles by the local technicians.
Keywords: Shipbuilding, Maritime Trade, Medieval Bengal, Industry and Technicians
Scope of the Article: Operational Research