List of people from West Bengal

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This is a list of notable people from West Bengal, India. This list does not include the significant number of prominent East Bengali refugees from East Bengal who settled in West Bengal after the partition of the Indian sub-continent in 1947.

Contents

Literature[edit]

Founding fathers and major figures[edit]

Children's story writers[edit]

Medieval Bengal literary scene[edit]

Other authors from early modern period[edit]

Prominent foreign-language authors from Bengal[edit]

Other authors from early/mid-twentieth century and some contemporary authors[edit]

Journalists[edit]

Language/linguistics, anthropology, history, and other social sciences[edit]

Scholars and polymaths[edit]

Education[edit]

Pioneers[edit]

Post-independence[edit]

Others[edit]

Teachers[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

Pre-modern period[edit]

Modern age[edit]

Science[edit]

Religious reformation[edit]

Pre-modern period[edit]

The Brahmo Samaj[edit]

Hindu revival movement[edit]

Mid-twentieth-century religious figures[edit]

Social reformation and social work[edit]

Major figures[edit]

Derozians[edit]

Women's rights[edit]

Art[edit]

Early modern period[edit]

From mid-twentieth century[edit]

Film and photography[edit]

Music[edit]

Composers[edit]

Performers (instrumental)[edit]

Performers (vocal)[edit]

Classical[edit]

Songs of Tagore and his contemporaries[edit]

Modern[edit]

Movies[edit]

Directors[edit]

Actors[edit]

Actresses[edit]

Dance[edit]

Doctors[edit]

Drama/theatre[edit]

Politicians and revolutionaries[edit]

Pre-modern[edit]

Colonial period[edit]

Indian freedom fighters[edit]

Early figures[edit]

Twentieth century[edit]

Politician[edit]

Others[edit]

Donation and social welfare[edit]

Old Calcutta / Bengal legends[edit]

Sports[edit]

Chess[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Football[edit]

Lawn tennis[edit]

Squash[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Table tennis[edit]

Others[edit]

Industry/business[edit]

Other areas[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]