Come Celebrate Bengal – Dekha Hobe Ei Banglaye
Asomudrohimachal – The land that spans from the Himalayas to the seas – is generally an epithet used liberally for India. But there is one state in this great nation that fits the bill: West Bengal. From Darjeeling to Digha, the plurality of the state is a matter of pride for Bengalis. The confluence of cultures, Bengal is popularly referred to as the cultural capital of India; and not without reason. Dance, literature, art, poetry, sport, music, films – the names to reckon with in any sphere consist of numerous Bengalis.
Bengal stands for unity, for harmony. Religions, caste, creed coexist in the state in a symbiotic relation, imbibing the best of all cultures. The character of the state is enriched by the contribution of every community that calls Bengal its home. Durga Pujo or Eid, Christmas or Holi, Bengalis celebrate their “Tero parbon” with equal fervour throughout the “baro mash”.
From the adda on the rocks to the raging debates in bus/trams or suburban trains, from the steaming chai at the local tea-stall to the smoothies at coffee shops, from muffasils to towns, Bengal is like beads on a string, held together by vibrancy, a sense of belonging that runs deep in the veins of the state.
Rabindranath to Rituparno, Jibananando to Joy Goswami, Kananbala Debi to Koel, Chuni Goswami to Baichung, the names that make Bengal proud truly represent the heritage of the state in turest of terms. Dekha Hobe Ei Banglaye brings together stalwarts from all walks of life. The joyous celebration of Bengal erases divides of all kinds – political, religious or gender.
Prosenjit Chatterjee, Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Ghose, Rituparna Sengupta, Ajoy Chakrabarty, Rashid Khan, Dev, Jhulan Goswami, Bappi Lahiri, Aparna Sen, Soumitra Chatterjee, Purna Das Baul, Lopamudra, Fakir Akkas Ali Khan, Alokananda Ray, Srabani Sen, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Bickram Ghosh, Moonmoon Sen, Anjan Dutt, Usha Uthup, Subhomita Banerjee, Dola Banerjee, Dwijen Mukherjee, Shuvaprasanna, Girija Devi, Anupam Roy, Rudraprasad Sengupta, Bhaichung Bhutia, Shaan, P C Sorcar Jr, Sujoy Ghosh, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Roopa Ganguly, Ranjit Mallick, June Mallya, Babul Supriyo, Sharmila Tagore, Leander Paes, Ali Ahmed Hussain, Sugato Bose, Shyamal Sen, Chuni Goswami, Jogen Chowdhury, Mamata Shankar, Sharbari Datta, Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Parambrata Chatterjee, Yogesh Datta and many others in their journey through this exploration of the soul of a vivacious heritage.
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