Bengal

September 5, 2021
September 5, 2021

Hardback edition released of ‘Inherited Memories’, Goethe-Institut and Zubaan Books’ project on the 1947 partition

Zubaan Books has released a hardback edition of Inherited Memories: Third Generation Perspectives on Partition in the East, concerning the still-felt ramifications of the 1947 partition.

September 2, 2021
September 2, 2021

Radio, ghazals, and “Islami gaan”: What Nazrul’s shift to music said about his syncretism

The adoption of the ghazal by Nazrul, with renewed fervour in the late ’20s and ’30s, signaled an understanding that his earlier literary and linguistic world was an impermanent one, as was a...

June 25, 2020
June 25, 2020

Into the nuances of history: Sudeep Chakravarti unpacks the Battle of Plassey

Sudeep Chakravarti is an eminent commentator and author whose narrative non-fiction and fiction have been translated into Bangla, Hindi, Spanish, Portuguese, German and more. In January 2020, his...

August 29, 2016
August 29, 2016

Resolution passed to change name of West Bengal

The West Bengal Legislative Assembly passes a resolution to change the name of the State to ‘Bengal’ in English, ‘Bangal’ in Hindi and ‘Bangla’ in Bengali.

August 21, 2016
August 21, 2016

'A win for two countries'

Bangladeshi descent Russian world number one rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun wins gold in the women's individual all-around rhythmic gymnastics event at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Arena.

June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016

Bangladesh I Love You

37 years ago on February 18, Muhammad Ali, the “greatest heavyweight boxer ever,” came to Bangladesh along with his wife for a five-day visit. During the visit, wherever Ali went, he was greeted...

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

Mamata takes oath as West Bengal’s chief minister

Mamata Banerjee takes oath today as West Bengal's chief minister for a second term. It's the biggest oath ceremony Bengal has ever seen, reports NDTV.

September 2, 2015
September 2, 2015

Imtiaz Ali spreads positive buzz for 'Teenkahon'

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali has taken a keen interest in promoting adman Bauddhayan Mukherji's feature debut "Teenkahon".

August 12, 2015
August 12, 2015

Did you know why Alexander did not proceed to conquer ancient Bengal?

At around 300 BC, when Alexander the great came to conquer Bengal—then known as Ganga Rashtra, meaning Nation on the River Ganges, alias Gangaridai—he abandoned the idea of going further...

August 7, 2015
August 7, 2015

Bengal famine: Remembering WW2's forgotten disaster (video)

In 1943, during World War Two, Bengal in British-run India was hit with a severe shortage of food.