The book presents a comprehensive account of the politico-economic history of Bengal, from AD 1205 TO 1576. It has made extensive use of coins and epigraphs to interpret and substatiate the historical narrative culled out from the contemporaneous chronicles and traveloguse. The first six chapters trace the political history. The topics like the date of Bakhtiyar Khalji's conquest of Bengal; the rule of the governorsand letter of the independent Sultan's Bengal's relation with the neighbouring Kingdoms; and its role in the regional politics and economy in different phase of history, have been discussed in the light of some hitherto untapped historical meterial. The debate of bengal isolation from the north and south India has also been revisited. The seventh chapter traces the administrative hierarchy, power and function of the state functionaries while in the eighth chapter the economy in the region, inter-local, coastal and forign trade as well as the currency pattern have been described.