The state religion of the Bengal Sultanate was Islam, and the region under its rule, a region that ultimately emerged as the modern nation of Bangladesh, saw a growth of a syncretic form of Islam.
Babur defeated and killed Ibrahim Lodi in the Battle of Panipat in The Deccan and northeastern region of the South Asia was largely under Hindu kings such as those of Vijayanagara Empire and Ahom kingdom ,  with some regions such as parts of modern Telangana and Andhra Pradesh under local Sultanates such as the Shia Islamic rulers of Golconda Sultanate. British India is shaded pink, the princely states yellow.
The Mughal Empire continued its wars of expansion after Babur's death. With the fall of the Rajput kingdoms and Vijayanagara, its boundaries encompassed almost the entirety of the Indian subcontinent. Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh temples were desecrated. However, not all Muslim rulers persecuted non-Muslims. Akbar , a Mughal ruler for example, sought religious tolerance and abolished jizya. British, French, Portuguese colonial interests struck treaties with these rulers, and established their trading ports.
In the east, the Bengal region was split into Muslim East Bengal and Hindu West Bengal, by the colonial British empire, in early s, a split that was reversed. Most of those units had coalesced as a continental landmass by about million years ago, when the core of the Indian subcontinent broke off from Africa and began drifting northeastward to collide with the southern flank of Asia about 50 million to 40 million years ago.
The northeastward movement of the subcontinent continues at about 2. The impact and pressure continue to raise the Plateau of Tibet and the Himalayas. The specific features of the coastline in some areas—especially in the east and southeast—are the result of active volcanism; thermal abrasion of permafrost caused by a combination of the action of breaking waves and thawing , as in northeastern Siberia; and coral growth, as in the areas to the south and southeast.
Accreting sandy beaches also occur in many areas, such as along the Bay of Bengal and the Gulf of Thailand. Migration across those barriers has been possible only through mountain passes. A historical movement of population from the arid zones of Central Asia has followed the mountain passes into the Indian subcontinent. More recent migrations have originated in China , with destinations throughout Southeast Asia. The Korean and Japanese peoples and, to a lesser extent, the Chinese have remained ethnically more homogeneous than the populations of other Asian countries.
There is a concentration of population in western Asia as well as great concentrations in the Indian subcontinent and the eastern half of China. There are also appreciable concentrations in the Pacific borderlands and on the islands, but vast areas of Central and North Asia—whose forbidding climates limit agricultural productivity—have remained sparsely populated.
Of those, only Christianity developed primarily outside of Asia; it exerts little influence on the continent, though many Asian countries have Christian minorities. Buddhism has had a greater impact outside its birthplace in India and is prevalent in various forms in China, South Korea , Japan, the Southeast Asian countries, and Sri Lanka.
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Because the interior of these islands were jungle clad and frequently dissected by highlands, land travel was never easy. These wind systems bring fairly predictable rainy seasons, and before steamships were invented, these wind systems also enabled traders from outside the region to arrive and leave at regular intervals.
Of those, only Christianity developed primarily outside of Asia; it exerts little influence on the continent, though many Asian countries have Christian minorities. The geography of the region encouraged a common adoration of mountains and rivers. Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh temples were desecrated. From at least the tenth century, Muslims were among the many foreigners trading in Southeast Asia, and a few individuals from Southeast Asia traveled to the Middle East for study.
However, there are many active volcanoes and the island world is very vulnerable to earthquake activity. The low status of women in South Asian countries may be an important determinant of the high prevalence of reproductive health issues in the region. The highlands were occupied by tribal groups, who displayed their sense of identity through distinctive styles in clothing, jewelry, and hairstyles.
The specific features of the coastline in some areas—especially in the east and southeast—are the result of active volcanism; thermal abrasion of permafrost caused by a combination of the action of breaking waves and thawing , as in northeastern Siberia; and coral growth, as in the areas to the south and southeast. From the tenth century CE Islam was subsequently brought to India by a similar moment of conquest and conversion, and its dominant political position was confirmed when the Mughal dynasty was established in the sixteenth century.
In Indonesia, Muslims are engaged in a continuing debate about different ways of observing the faith, and hether Islam should assume a greater role in government.
The tip of the Indian Peninsula had the highest quality pearls.
With the fall of the Rajput kingdoms and Vijayanagara, its boundaries encompassed almost the entirety of the Indian subcontinent. Reforming tendencies gained strength in the early nineteenth century when a group known as the Wahhabis captured Mecca. This type of state only developed in areas where there was a settled population, like the large rice-growing plains of the mainland and Java.
Moreover, there have been continual attempts to impose a political unity over the region.
Male circumcision became an important rite of passage. Differences in the physical environment affected the political structures that developed in Southeast Asia. In Malaysia, Muslims are only around 55 percent of the population and there must be significant adjustments with the largest non-Muslim group, the Chinese.