"Bengali People" Essays and Research Papers

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Bengali People

seem less than human and hence not worthy of humane treatments. In his novel Faces of the Enemy, Sam Keens describes the different personas people use to demonize their enemies. Keens believes that by refusing to acknowledge the enemy as a human being and viewing them solely as "the rapist", "the savage", "the subhuman", etc., people are able to commit murder, and other such crimes. This process is often used during war, where soldiers are taught to dehumanize their enemies...

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Tagore’s Condemnation of the Marital Role of Indian Women

asking to see her mother. However, when the Civil Surgeon asks her if she wants to see her husband, Chandara ironically replies, “To hell with him” (Tagore 899). In the original text, the word “him” is written as maran, which also means “death” in Bengali (Dominic). This expression shows how Chandara hated her husband enough to prefer death over a life with him. Due to her social obligations, Chandara had been forced to act as if she were in love with her husband since she was married. Even during...

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Sandeep as a Criticque of Swadeshi in "The Home and the World"

Q. HOW DOES SANDEEP REPRESENT A CRITIQUE OF SWADESHI? The novel, “Home and the World”, by Rabindranath Tagore, originally published in Bengali in 1915, is set in the backdrop of “Swadeshi”, a nationalist movement in which British goods and commodities were boycotted and substituted for indigenous products. The narrative is structured in the form of diary entries written by the three characters: Nikhil, a benevolent and enlightened landlord; his wife, Bimala, torn between her notions of tradition...

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The Namesake Book Report

In Juhmpa Lahiri's novel, The Namesake, the reader is thrust into the daily life of Gogol Ganguli. Gogol is a promising young man from a Bengali family, which the reader gets the pleasure of knowing since his birth. Ever since Gogol's childhood all he ever wanted was to find a place where he could truly fit in, whether it be in his own culture, or in the American one in which he lives. During his life, Gogol searches everywhere to find out who he is and where he belongs. During his long search, young...

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Mrs. Sen's Lonesome Loss Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies Depicts the Convergence of the Remorseful Lives of Indian Immigrants with American Culture, Estranged Physically or Spiritually from Their Homelands and

antisocial nature and a growing obsession with food and Indian clothing, giving a sense of homesickness and her original cultural identity. Her choice of wearing a “white sari patterned with orange paisleys” (112) indicates her passion for Bengali people, Bengali food, fish and all possessions from Calcutta. The arrival of fish at the local store is greeted as a piece of news from home, and she is “flattered” (124) to hold the fish, to cook it and to serve it to Mr. Sen. Absolute happiness eludes her...

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History of Mymensingh

Kanta Acharya * Painter Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin * Ballad collector Sirajuddin Kashimpuri * Novelists Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay . He received early education in Mymensingh town * Humayun Ahmed . He is arguably the most popular Bengali writer * Syed Nazrul Islam . He was the acting president of Bangladesh during the war of liberation. * Politician and author Abul Mansur Ahmed * Governor of East Pakistan Abdul Monem Khan * Educationist principal Ibrahim Khan ...

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Identity - "The Namesake" Jhumpa Lahiri

with his identity being both Indian and American. Although he tended to stray far away from anything Bengali, his deeply rooted culture never faded away. After his father’s death, Gogol gradually returned to his Indian traditions. He takes care of his mother and sister, abandons the life he could have with Maxine, then marries a Bengali woman. In his attempt to stay clear from anything Bengali, Gogol revels in the fact that he could escape from it by way of his new girlfriend Maxine. He is fascinated...

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Essay

Aurobindo and two elder siblings -Manmohan Ghose and Benoybhusan Ghose - to the Loreto Convent school in Darjeeling. Aurobindo used to take many excursions to Bengal, at first in a bid to re-establish links with his parents' families and his other Bengali relatives, including his cousin Sarojini and brother Barin, and later increasingly in a bid to establish resistance groups across Bengal. But he formally shifted toCalcutta (now Kolkata) only in 1906 after the announcement of Partition of Bengal....

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The Argumentative Indian

working for a trust he has set up with the money from his Nobel Prize. One of the most influential public thinkers of our times is strongly rooted in the country in which he grew up; he is deeply engaged with its concerns. There can, then, be few people better equipped than this Lamont University Professor at Harvard to write about India and the Indian identity, especially at a time when the stereotype of India as a land of exoticism and mysticism is being supplanted with the stereotype of India...

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The Major Themes in the Plays of Rabindra Nath Tagore

flourishes through its support from theatre. The history of drama is a witness to the fact that is always been dependent on the stage for its development. Bengali drama owes its origin almost entirely to western influence. Yet, Tagore without a doubt remained aloof from Bengali stage and carried little for drama by him to be put on the commercial Bengali Stage. He preferred to stage his plays himself and in doing so, he created distinctive stage that is now associated with his name, evolving an altogether...

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