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Title Being Bengali : at home and in the world / edited by Mridula Nath Chakraborty
Published London : Routledge, 2014
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Series Routledge contemporary South Asia ; 77
Routledge contemporary South Asia series ; 77
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Notes on contributors; Being Bengali: at home and in the world: some speculations; 1 The University of Dhaka and national identity formation in Bangladesh; 2 Does caste matter in Bengal? Examining the myth of Bengali exceptionalism; 3 Producing and reproducing the New Woman: a note on the prefix 're'; 4 The refugee woman and the new woman: (en)gendering middle-class Bengali modernity and the city in Satyajit Ray's Mahanagar (The Big City 1963)
5 Revisioning the subject of intimacy: Rabindranath Tagore and postcolonial habitations6 Ethical responsibility and the spectres of demonic sacralisation in Swami Vivekananda; 7 In pursuit of the 'authentic' Bengali: impressions and observations of a contested diaspora; 8 Being Bengali abroad: identity politics among the Bengali community in Britain; 9 Eternal Bengal; 10 Bengal(is) in the house: the politics of national culture in Pakistan, 1947-71; Index
Summary Bengal has long been one of the key centres of civilisation and culture in the Indian subcontinent. However, Bengali identity - ""Bengaliness""--Is complicated by its long history of evolution, the fact that Bengal is now divided between India and Bangladesh, and by virtue of a very large international diaspora from both parts of Bengal. This book explores a wide range of issues connected with Bengali identity. Amongst other subjects, it considers the special problems arising as a result of the division of Bengal, and concludes by demonstrating that there are many factors which make for th
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bengali (South Asian people) -- Ethnic identity.
Bengali (South Asian people) -- Politics and government.
Bengali (South Asian people) -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
Author Chakraborty, Mridula Nath.
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