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Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim dynasties until c. 1700 From the 3rd century BCE Buddhism flourished as the Mauryan emperors extended their influence in Bengal. Under the Gupta kings, who reigned from the early 4th to the late 6th century CE , Hinduism reestablished its hold, but Buddhism did not fully disappear. The two religions coexisted under the Pala (8th–12th century) dynasty , as well as under the Chandra (10th–11th century) dynasty in the southeast. By the end of the 11th century, the Senas , who were strongly Hindu, had gained control over a large part of Bengal. As early as the 9th century, Arab traders had taken Islam to Bengal. About 1200, Muslim invaders from the northwest overthrew the Senas. Muslim rule culminated in the Mughal dynasty (16th–18th century). In eastern Bengal, as in much of the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, Islam became the religion of the majority. Muslim rule in Bengal promoted a society that was not only pluralistic but also syncretic to some degree. The rulers

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