Bengal studies

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Bengal studies (Bengali: বঙ্গবিদ্যা; Bangabidya) is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to the study of the Bengali people, culture, language, literature, and history. The focus of this field, which qualifies as area studies and cultural studies, is on Indic Bengalis who follow an indigenous system of faith and refer to themselves as Bengalis. It is a subset of South Asian studies and Indology.[1][2]

A study of the history and culture of the Bengali people have been undertaken by the Bengalis themselves and others travelling to Bengal since earliest times.[vague] The work of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay is often considered[by whom?] to be a forerunner of Bengali studies in the modern period, while Ishwar Chandra Gupta pioneered the study of Bengali poets through a critically annotated collection of the diverse oral poetic traditions of Bengal. Twentieth century Bengali historians like Ramesh Chandra Majumdar and Niharranjan Ray were champions of the study of the history and culture of the Bengali people.

International Congress of Bengal Studies[edit]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-07-05. Retrieved 2015-11-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.bengalistudies.com/
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-07-05. Retrieved 2015-11-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.tufs.ac.jp/ts2/society/Bengal/CALL_FOR_PAPER_2015-9.pdf