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is a historical and geographical region in the northeast of Bengal South Asia. Today it is mainly divided between the independent nation of Bangladesh (previously East Bengal), and the Indian union's state of West Bengal, although some regions of the previous kingdoms of Bengal (during local monarchial regimes and British rule) are now part of the neighboring Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura, Orissa and Assam. The majority of Bengal is inhabited by Bengali people who speak the Bengali language, also called Bangla.
The region of Bengal is one of the most densely populated regions on earth, with population density exceeding 900/km². Most of the Bengal region lies in the low-lying
Ganges– Brahmaputra River Delta or Ganges Delta, the world's largest delta. In the southern part of the delta lies Sundarbans— the world's largest mangrove forest and home to the famed Bengal tiger. Though the population of the region is mostly rural and agrarian, two megacities, Kolkata (previously Calcutta) and Dhaka, are located in Bengal. The Bengal region is notable for its contribution to the socio-cultural uplift of Indian society in the form of Bengal Renaissance, and revolutionary activities during the Indian independence movement.
Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh is the world's longest natural beach (120 km). It is located 152 km south of Chittagong.
Amartya Kumar Sen
(born 3 November 1933) is an
and a winner of the
Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences
for Economics") in 1998, for his work on
human development theory
, the underlying mechanisms of
, and political
. From 1998 to 2004 he was Master of
, becoming the first Asian academic to head an
college. He is currently the Lamont University Professor at
. Amartya Sen's books have been translated into more than thirty languages. He received the
, the highest civilian award in India 1999. The same year, he received honorary citizenship of
and the Companion of Honour, UK, in 2000.
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