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Bengal is situated in the alluvial plain of the Ganga. After independence from the British, Bengal was also divided into west and east. The west became the state of West Bengal, which is now a part of India and the east became East Pakistan and later Bangladesh. The land was divided on the basis of the religion of the people. The region where there was a majority of Hindus became a part of India and the region that had a majority of Muslims, became Pakistan. As in the case of Palestine, dividing the country and its people on the basis of their religion, was an unfortunate experience for India.
From ancient times to the Middle Ages, Buddhism was the main religion in Bengal. Today Buddhist ruins can still be found in Bangladesh. In the 12th century Bengal was taken over by the Hindu Sena dynasty.
In the 18th century, when the British founded the East India Company they made Kolkata (Calcutta) their headquarters. Kolkata (Calcutta) was the capital of British India until t

Eating Out  

West Bengal is famous for its scrumptious cuisines. Though the staple food of the state revolves around fish and rice, there are so many varieties of the same that you will feel like having a different dish every time. You can have the fish steamed, fried, stewed with vegetables and sausages or boiled in spices, with different flavors.
You can choose between Salmon, Hilsa, Bhekti, Magur, Carp, Rui and Prawns, the most popular varieties of fish in West Bengal.
The use of mustard oil and Panchforan (mixture of five species, namely aniseed, mustard, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds and black cumin seeds) also adds a distinct flavor to Bengali dishes.
Mishti Doi (the sweet curd), one of the most popular desserts of Bengal, is served in an earthen bowl and tastes tremendously delicious. Bengali Sweets are gastro-intestinal delights. They include Chômchôm, Pantua, Pitha, Rôshogolla, and Shôndesh, to name a few. Talsking about Bengali snacks, Muri,<


West Bengal is famous for its arts and crafts, its unique and beautiful ethnic wears, its delicious sweets and snacks as well as its premium quality tea. Once you are in West Bengal, you would not have to wander much for shopping.
However, it is better to buy those attires and textiles which are the specialty of West Bengal only. So, you should concentrate on the exquisite Bulchari saris, also known as Bengali silk saris and Batik work Saris. If you love embroidery, choosing between Kantha, Chikan, Kashida and Zari work will be really difficult for you. In this case, if you have got the budget, buying one of each kind is advised. Ethnic wear for men, like sherwani and kurta-pajama, are also available in lots of varieties and textures.
When in West Bengal, make sure to buy the wonderful handicrafts and paintings of this state. Items of clay, conch, shoal, conch-shell, jute, cane and bamboo, brought from here, will prove to be something that you can cherish for a lifetim

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