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  West Bengal Summary
To its east and northeast, West Bengal borders Bangladesh and the Indian state of Assam; to its south and south-east lie the Bay of Bengal and the state of Orissa; to its west lie Jharkhand and Bihar; to the northwest is Nepal; to the north are Sikkim and Bhutan.
With a total area of 88,853 km², West Bengal is on the eastern bottle-neck of India, stretching from the Himalayas in the North to the Bay of Bengal in the south.
West Bengal's climate is transitional between tropical savanna in the southern portions and humid subtropical in the north.
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  West Bengal - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
West Bengal (পশ্চিম বঙ্গ, Pôścim Bôngô) is a state in the northeast of India.
Neighbouring regions are Nepal and Sikkim to the northwest, Bhutan to the north, Assam to the northeast, Bangladesh to the east, the Bay of Bengal to the south, Orissa to the southwest and Jharkhand and Bihar.
Bengal was ruled by the Hindu Pala dynasty from 750 to 1161.
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 Music of Bengal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bengal is today split between the Indian state of West Bengal and the independent nation of Bangladesh.
The earliest music in Bengal was influenced by Sanskrit chants, and evolved under the influence of Vishnu poetry such as the 13th-century Gitagovindam by Jayadeva, whose work continues to be sung in many eastern Hindu temples.
Other Bengali music, shared by West Bengal and Bangladesh, is from the poetry and songs of Ananta Das Goswami, Kabir, Lalon Fakir, Atulprasad Sen, Dvijendralal Roy, and a large canon of patriotic songs from India's Independence movement.
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 West Bengal,West Bengal Tourism,West Bengal India,West Bengal Travel,West Bengal Tours,Westbengal Tourism
West Bengal, is bounded on the north by Bhutan and the state of Sikkim, on the east by Bangladesh and the state of Assam, on the south by the Bay of Bengal, on the southwest by the state of Orissa, and on the west by Nepal and the state of Bihar.
West Bengal's early and intellectually productive contact with the West and with other parts of India is one of the most significant factors affecting the state's history.
Bengal, the cultural centre of India has produced 4 Nobel Laureates: Tagore, Mother Teresa, Satyajit Ray and Amartya Sen. The theatre is popular, and both amateur and professional performances are quite sophisticated., traditional open-air performances, are popular in the countryside, along with kavigan an impromptu duel in musical verse between village poets.
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 WEST-BENGAL TRAVEL AND HOTEL GUIDE :: Travel made Easy
Geography and climate :- West Bengal is on the eastern bottle-neck of India, stretching from the Himalayas in the North to the Bay of Bengal in the south.
West Bengal's climate is transitional between tropical savannah in the southern portions and humid subtropical in the north.
Digha, the marvelous beach on the Bay of Bengal and Darjeeling, the beautiful hill station in the foothills of the Himalayas, are the two extremes of the state.
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 West bengal:: Travel to West bengal:: West bengal Journey :: West bengal Travel Guide
West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India.The capital of the state is Kolkata.
Neighbouring regions are Nepal to the northwest, Sikkim and Bhutan to the north, Assam to the northeast, Bangladesh to the east, the Bay of Bengal to the south, Orissa to the southwest and Jharkhand and Bihar to the west.
West Bengal is long and narrow, running from the delta of the Ganges river system in the Bay of Bengal, to the south, up through the Ganges plain, to the heights of the Himalaya and Darjeeling in the north.
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 webindia123.com-Art of West Bengal-Music of West Bengalfolk songs of west bengal-tagore traditions of west ...
Bold innovations have continued to be made by a number of music composers in the form and style of Bengali song and folk songs of different regions of Bengal came to the presented in pure and adapted forms.
For concert music the violin, the clarinets and the cornet are extensively used.
The khol and cymbals are the invariable accompaniment for Kirtan music.
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 Indax - India Web Site- States in India - West Bengal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
West Bengal is known for its thinkers, writers and artists, most famously Rabindranath Tagore, Satyajit Ray and Raja Ram Mohan Roy.
West Bengal stretches 600 kilometres from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, with a narrow central area cut through by the Ganges River.
Bengal became the cornerstone of the commercial activities of the British East India Company and remained so until India became an official colony of England in the 1850s.
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 West Bengal,Tour Guide to West Bengal,West Bengal Tourism, Holidays in West Bengal,Tourism Plan of West Bengal,
Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary situated in Alipurduar Sub-Division of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal was constituted in the year of 1941 for the protection of wild life, particularly single horned Rhinos.
Gangasagar Mela, the largest fair in west Bengal held near the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal, draws millions of pilgrims from all over India.
Beach-on-the-bay of West Bengal, Digha, has the whispery, languid, soft-focus, charm which is so graciously bengali : sighing casuarinas, ponies nodding on the beach, prolonged meals in the flavorsome sweet-and-salt idiom of the state and timeless days and nights of nothing to do but unwind and find yourself.
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 webindia123.com-Art of West Bengal-Music of West Bengal-kirtan style-gharana style
Music is a passion with the Bengalis who express their feelings, emotions and spiritual experience in songs.
The open spaces, the winding rivers and the beautiful villages have from the long past have inspired rural bards to compose and sing songs of their joys and sorrows to the tune of the bamboo flute and the ektara (one-stringed lyre) or the dotara (two stringed lyre) and the dhal and khol (percussion instruments).
A lighter style of song which had great vogue in nineteenth century Bengal is Tappa, originally introduced during the first half of the century by Ramnidhi Gupta or Nidhu Babu who composed a number of memorable songs of secular love in Bengali which became quite a fashion among the gentry in a short time.
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 Free Indian Classified Ads,West Bengal,India,Indian Web Directory,Free ads in West Bengal,Free Ads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India.
Bengal was ruled by the Hindu Pala dynasty from 750 to 1161.
West Bengal is composed of 19 districts :
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 Ranjan Ghosh
Ranjan Ghosh, born in a musical family, Calcutta, India, makes a very rare combination, having academic qualifications, as well as proficiency in performances, both in Indian Classical Music and Western Classical Music on Violin, bridging these widely different forms of music.
In Western Classical Music, Ranjan is an Associate Violin (ATCL Violin) from the Trinity College of Music, London.
Ranjan enjoyed "National Scholarship" in Indian Classical Music on violin, form 1984 to 1990, and from 1998 to 2000 by the Department of Culture, Government of India.
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 Festivals in West Bengal,fair festivals of West Bengal,tour,fairs of West Bengal,Gangasagar Mela,cultural tour,west ...
This famous Bengali saying however grossly underestimates the number of festivals, civil and religious, celebrated in Kolkata, where communities belonging to all religions and from all over the subcontinent have brought along their own local cults which even within the Hindu religion vary from area to area.
As year come to an end the people of West Bengal and get ready to mark the beginning of another year.
This fair is held where the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal form a nexus.
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 TraveliteIndia.com: Welcome to West Bengal, Jewel of East
Bengal was brought under Muslim control by Qutb-ud-din, first of the Sultans of Delhi at the end of the 12th century AD.
Some of Bengal's proud sons are the liberal thinker Raja Ram Mohan Roy, the saint Sri Ramakrishna, the renowned philosopher Swami Vivekananda, Nobel literature laureate Rabindranath Tagore and celebrated film maker Satyajit Ray.
The main entry point of West Bengal is Kolkata and this city is well connected by air to all the major cities of India as well as abroad.
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 Tourism of India - States of India - East India - West Bengal
West Bengal covers the bottleneck of India in the east, stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south.
Bengal has a long history, that dates back to before the Aryan invasion of India.
A land of aesthetes and political activists, West Bengal is famous for its many eminent writers, poets, artists, spiritualists, social reformers, freedom fighters and revolutionaries.
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 All about West Bengal. West Bengal travel guide
Climate: The southern parts of West Bengal actually sweat it out with humidity for most time of the year, while the northern and north eastern parts of West Bengal are chilly and cool.
It was in the late 17th century that the British, through the East India Company established its foothold in West Bengal on the pretext of business.
West Bengal with its diverse geographical nature provides a wide arena of tourist spots.
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 Innovative use of mystico-erotic folk music and folk performers to reach out to illiterate rural masses.
ISSUE: West Bengal has an extremly rich folk music tradition, which can be used innovatively to reach out to rural illiterat masses for HIV/AIDS prevention.
Pranay Dutta (a researcher of folk art and a reputed performer of folk music), organised a series of 12 workshops for folk musicians in rural areas across 7 districts of West Bengal.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Folk music of West Bengal is a very potent form of artistic expression of an oral culture that binds illiterate rural communities together.
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 West Bengal
West Bengal, the gateway to the exotic east - is a land of sheer passion and poetry, natural beauty and strong people, marked by a humaneness, evident in every facet of their life.
From the northern highlands at the feet of the Himalayas to the tropical forests of Sunderbans, West Bengal is a land of myriad beauty, each region different from the other.
Bengal's artistic genius is reflected in numerous ways in its theatre, folk music, literature, films and paintings.
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 World Music Central - Your connection to World Music
He became more committed to his music and the advancement in sitar playing started rigorously under the tough guidance of his brother.
As the days passed on, Anjan’s love for music grew more and more and he started feeling the cry of his heart for plunging into the deep vast ocean of music.
In 1986, he was awarded the prestigious first prize in All India music Competition organized by the State music Academy of West Bengal Government.
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 MUTINY ::: Musicians ::: State of Bengal
State of Bengal (SOB) aka Sam Zaman is one of the key DJ/producers to arise from the British-Asian music scene.
A multi-talented instrumentalist and programmer, one of the original members of the groundbreaking East London music and arts collective, the League of Joi Bangla Youth, and one of the core members of the Anokha crew, Sam has been developing his complex and powerful sound for almost twenty years.
The aim of SOB has always been to reflect the experience of second generation Asians in the UK through music, as music is one of the few universal languages.
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 Music Colleges West Bengal: BA Music Institutes, Career in Music West Bengal
In West Bengal, music is quite a favorite subject among the people and many who get a chance try to learn it.
In order to help you explore the various music colleges in West Bengal and the colleges that provide BA in music, we have, on this page, tried to list all the institutes and colleges that provide music courses in West Bengal.
We have tried our best to provide accurate and updated details about the music colleges in West Bengal providing various music courses including BA in Music.
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 West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation - Whats Happening in West Bengal - Industry - West Bengal related ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation - the prime West Bengal State Government Agency, responsible for promotion of industrial and infrastructure investments in the State.
ICICI-West Bengal Infrastructure Development Corporation, a joint venture between ICICI, the premier financial institution and West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation, responsible for facilitating, promoting and eventually funding infrastructure projects in the state of West Bengal.
West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation - the prime West Bengal State Government Agency, responsible for promotion and development of Information Technology and Electronics Industry in the State.
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 Music of West Bengal | Travel to India
Demographics of West Bengal The vast majority of the people in West Bengal are the Bengalis.
Introducation of West Bengal West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India.The capital of the state is Kolkata....
Music of Assam Assam, being the home to many ethnic groups and different cultures, is very rich in folk music.
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 West Bengal fair, festivals and monthly events.
The whole of West Bengal is celebrating one or the other festival every month.
Bauls are singers belonging to the Hindu Vaishnab and Sufi Muslim from all over Bengal as well as from Bangladesh come to perform at Bolpur which is 150 kilometers west of Kolkata and sing enchanting devotional tunes for three nights.
It is well known as Bhai Duj in the North, Bhau Bij in the west and Bhai Phonta in the East, especially West Bengal.
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 Kamat's Potpourri: West Bengal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It was division of Bengal in 1905 that started India's freedom struggle and another in 1947 terminated it.
Bengal is the the epitome of India's values and heritage as it is of India's problems and aspirations.
This is not a tourist information brochure; we have tried to represent the rich and complex tapestry of life in Bengal as experienced by the authors during late 60s and again in early 80s.
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 The Hindu : Metro Plus Pondicherry / Music : The magic of Cher
Five decades into music and rocking, Cher became the oldest woman to score a chart topper in 1998 and to enter club-savvy contemporary collaborations, with producers Mark Taylor and Brian Rawlings.
In this album of ragas and folk music from West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh, the maestro experiments with a new style by presenting ragas in relatively short compositions.
Kathleen "Bird" York (of NBC's The West Wing among other cameos and starring roles) was approached by Paul Haggis and his co-writer Bobby Moresco to write the ending song for a script that would ultimately become the Lion's Gate flick Crash.
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West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation-the prime West Bengal State Government Agency, responsible for promotion of industrial and infrastructure investments in the State.
ICICI-West Bengal Infrastructure Development Corporation, a joint venture between ICICI, the premier financial institution and West Bengal infrastructure Development Corporation responsible for facilitating, promoting and eventually funding infrastructure projects in the state of West Bengal.
West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation-the prime West Bengal State Government Agency, responsible for promotion and development of Information Technology and Electronics Industry in the state.
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