The culture of West Bengal is an Indian Culture which has its roots in the Bengali literature, music, fine arts, drama and cinema.
Different geographic regions of West Bengal have subtle as well as more pronounced variations between each other, with Darjeeling Himalayan hill region and Duars showing particularly different socio-cultural aspects.
I panicked because I was Asher who had his kidnapped son right beside him, worrying the officer might recognize us.
I took long walks in the woods and put myself into the mind of a little boy whose parents have split, seeing the world with his sense of wonder, his heightened sensitivity.
When I’m working on a novel, I like to engross myself in my characters’ world as much as I can.
I work as a college professor and I have a family, so I couldn’t stay for very long on the island.
I can only create this world if I build it day by day in my mind as I go about the busyness of living and working.
I work on my characters when I’m standing in line at the grocery store, or walking my dogs, or driving fast and singing loudly. There is difficulty, too, of course: writer’s block, lack of time, creating a solid structure.
Religion, specially Hinduism, the principal and predominant religion of the state, plays a vital role in the culture of West Bengal.
Durga Puja, a five-day annual autumnal celebration in honour of Hindu goddess Durga, is the biggest festival of majority Bengali Hindus.