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Bengal Hindus of modern time are good for what?

Bengal Hindus of modern time are good for what?

Bengal Hindus of modern time are good for what?

Politics? Read attached news clip from a Bangladesh daily. It says WB school syllabus is following BD’s.
( BD is an Islamic state and WB is Islamizing their syllabus and calling them “Secular”.)

Now read some of my collections to show you how our “Bhadralok’s” contribution to our language /culture.

Digitization – Introduction by a Muslim scholar of WB: (taken from their site)
Bengali, an eastern Indo-Aryan language with around 230 million total speakers is one of the most spoken languages in the world. Bengali language boasts of a rich literary and cultural heritage too. Bengal has also played a pivotal role in the development of the print industry in India. It was in Kolkata that the very first newspaper of India, Bengal Gazette was published in the year of 1780. The history of printing in Bengali dates back to 1778 when the pioneering effort of Charles Wilkins led to the first metal typecasts in Bengali.Bengali publication on a large scale started from 1800 when Fort William College needed books in Bengali as teaching material for newly arrived company officials from England and the Baptist Mission at Serampore was determined to spread Christianity in the local language.In 1818,the first Bengali monthly periodical Digdarsan, edited by John Marshman, was published from the Serampore Baptist Mission Press, and in the following year appeared the first Bengali weekly, SamacarDarpan. It was the first newspaper to be printed in an Indian language. At present a large collection of printed Bengali materials in the form of books, journals, newspapers, magazines, pamphlets etc. are scattered in various public libraries, institutions, and private collection.

2. The Hindu, December 19, 2016
British Library to digitise 4,000 Bengali books
‘This exciting project will make South Asia’s rich and vibrant printed heritage accessible to everyone’
A new British Library project will digitise 4,000 early printed Bengali books, amounting to more than 800,000 pages, as part of the U.K. India Year of Culture plans for 2017.
The digitisation project is part of a wider “Two Centuries of Indian Print” project, an international partnership led by the British Library with funding from the Newton Fund to digitise unique material from its South Asian printed books collection. The books are in high demand and span at least 22 South Asian languages.

Subhas Mitra

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